Thanks in advance for any advice.
24/White/Male - Looking to apply Fall 2013 for 2014 matriculation.
Ivy league undergrad (not HYP), double major in Economics and Psychology. ~3.0 GPA
740 (Q50, V40), 97% percentile
In college, was a four year varsity athlete on a conference championship team. I am hoping to partially explain my low GPA through inefficient time-management during my first two years of school. I struggled to balance athletics with 15+ practice hours a week, year round, and a demanding course load. However, I learned from those first two years, practicing much better time-management during my final two years, as evidenced by my significantly higher GPA junior year, and even higher GPA senior year.
Post college, worked as a pro-bono consultant for a non-profit, providing consulting and financial planning services to entrepreneurs in low-income areas. Continue to play baseball for a local adult team.
Boutique Management Consulting firm with an emphasis on the use of "Big Data" and analytics to solve client problems, 2 years (3 by the time I matriculate). Projects have been varied but have been Strategy/Operations focused for Fortune 500 clients, doing analytics work myself and managing data scientists. Played a leading role on multiple cases, and was promoted to an associate position early. I am looking to get an MBA as I feel as if I could learn a lot on how to apply my analytic skill set on a larger scale. I want to continue in consulting after my MBA, preferably for one of the larger firms, with a long-term career goal of becoming a COO for a major company.
Wanted to get your thoughts on my odds at getting into a top 10 B-school. I think Harvard/Stanford might be a stretch, but I really like Booth/Wharton/Darden/Tuck and would like to hear your thoughts on my odds of getting into those schools.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
You seem like a realistic applicant. As I was reading your profile, I was thinking... "Booth!" My concern about Tuck and Wharton is that those schools seem to prefer slightly more experienced applicants. No harm in trying, but I don't see a great fit there. Also consider CMU Tepper and Ross, or plan to wait an additional year or reapply if you don't get in next year.
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