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Recent b-school convert seeking prelim list of schools: [#permalink]
25 Mar 2013, 09:36
Hi folks, thanks so much for taking the time to read this.
Prior to working, I had no desire to pursue an MBA. After a year spent working for a small but powerful nonprofit, I came around. I'd like to apply for Fall '15.
GRE scores equivalent to 710 GMAT
3.59 GPA; B.A. in Environmental Studies at liberal arts Ivy equivalent '12
Work experience: working two years as a self-directed program coordinator with global literacy non-profit on a Native American Reservation. Only employee of organization on location. Partnering with tribal government, schools, and community institutions to launch educational programs, classes, fairs, and other initiatives. Originally planned to stay for one year before transferring back to HQ, but am responding to an urgent need in the community by remaining for another year.
Undergrad extra-curriculars: published author/novelist, columnist in college paper, intern at community-based environmental advocacy group, leader of college religious organization, director of a capella choir director
23 y.o. female; fluent in Mandarin and Spanish, beginning Italian and Navajo
Goal: to become a more effective non-profit manager and asset, especially with educational, environmental, or public health initiatives in underserved communities.
I honestly don't know how to begin selecting appropriate b-schools. My quant skills aren't stellar, but I'm planning to take MBAMath or a couple of online uni courses to prepare myself/compensate. I'm looking for a socially-minded but challenging program.
So far, I'm eyeing: Sloan, HBS, Stanford, Haas, Tuck, Rotman, Columbia, Yale SOM, Kellogg, McDonough, Wagner, Marshall, and Wharton. Am I off-base?
Thanks so much!