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!
So, things look pretty good in your profile so far. You have what seems to be good work experience (I need more detail on this to know for sure), have a very good GMAT, solid volunteer work. On the profile weakness side is your GPA, and a bit your applicant pool (Asian and Tech, but thankfully female!). The women's group leadership is very nice.
Probably (I write this cause more detail could help me out) something like schools ranked in the 10-30 range would be about right for you, some a bit harder, some a bit easier.
Hope this helps you get kicked off.
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