You actually have a few things that can help you overcome AWM syndrome (average white male). Having a unique story is key and i like the unusual qualities of some things in your profile and the fact that you seem to be pretty deeply involved (e.g. the bowling). It's always better to be deep on something as opposed to being shallow on a bunch of things. It is also unusual for an AWM to have international experience, so you should definitely speak to how this has shaped your perspective. Graduating from one of the top ug business programs in the country will look good as well as your good GMAT score which will also be high for the AWM crowd. Additionally, your consulting background, while not uncommon, is still going to be valuable since you will bring much to the table which can help classmates particularly those who want to go into consulting post MBA yet matriculate without any knowledge of the industry or experience. Upwards of 30-40% of post MBA plans involve consulting, so you will be viewed as valuable to your cohort by coming in with three years from a top firm. Finally, the fact you seem to know exactly where you want to go post MBA is going to make you appear mature and ready for b-school. One thing I will caution you against is applying to HBS and STanford. These two schools are very different in their cultures and curricula, so you might investigate why you feel like you would be a good fit at both when typically you would be a better fit at one or the other. Lots of people apply to both, but unless you alter your story and approach to each school, it's unlikely you would get in both of those. Kellogg should be reachable, but I would add another school in the top 10 that's not considered the very top (think about schools like Tuck or Duke or Cornell which often get overlooked).
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