GMAT: 710 (47Q, 41V, 6AWA)
GPA: 3.03 in Finance from top 10 undergraduate business program (while working at career center and doing marketing research)
WE: 4 years (5 at matriculation): 1 year in consumer-IT program (exposure to project mgmt and internal marketing/comms IT); 3 years as a business analyst in technology at top BB bank and promoted in less than 2. Heavily involved in undergraduate recruiting in both positions. Both at "prestigious" firms.
ECs: Undergrad - 2 years volunteer in tutoring/mentoring program aimed at mitigating exposure to violence by providing an alternative after-school haven. Undergrad business club-- led initiative to promote recycling by educating and instilling best practices/forming habits in youth.
Post-grad - involved in firm's 'green' initiative to promote best environmental practices in the office and community. Leadership position at firm's business resource group for women.
Demographic: Asian Female, probably 27 at matriculation
Ideally would like to get into strategy/consulting, with an emphasis on leveraging technology in the consumer/retail sector to drive business. I have exposure/experience in IT/marketing/finance/project management and want to get an MBA to bridge these areas to position me into strategy.
What schools do I have a chance at? Any thoughts/tips/criticisms would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Look in to Ross, Darden, Cornell Johnson, Duke, and UCLA. If you would consider a school in Europe, look into HEC.
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