The starting point for you is full-time work experience! I am sure you know this. The schools you are applying to mostly require at least 2 years of full-time work experience, if not more. Of course, you could always try to apply without the full-time experience, but I do not think you would have a high likelyhood of success at those elite schools. I wonder, why do you work two part-time jobs instead, and what are they? Can you elaborate? Is there more going on in your life beyond work? Not working full-time is a big red flag to the Admissions Committee.
Best of Luck!
Thank you for your response, no matter how disheartening it may be!
It's not that I want to work two part-time jobs, it's just that I can't find full-time employment even remotely related to economics/finance. Most companies don't even call me back for an interview (I'm assuming due to my lack of experience) and local/state government's aren't hiring due to budgetary issues. I go on the occasional interview from time-to-time, make it to later rounds, but never ultimately get hired (and this is becoming increasingly difficult as time progresses and I forget more and more material). The only jobs that seem to be available are pure commission sales jobs.
I currently work as a coordinator in retail (I'm in charge of a department) and as a server for an event-staffing company. I was hoping to go back to school for additional training/access to great internships.
There really aren't any schools that will take someone without relevant work experience? My alma mater said that they would take me with a 520 GMAT. I assumed that a 690 could get me somewhere better.