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Which schools should I focus on for NYC/Chicago Jobs?

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Which schools should I focus on for NYC/Chicago Jobs? [#permalink] New post 08 May 2013, 00:38
My stats are as follows:

Age-27
GPA-3.35 (State School)
GMAT- 740
Months of Work experience- 36 mo. @ Reputable company as a fulfillment manager (IBM)

I would like to end up in either NYC or Chicago. I realize that Top 10 may not be reachable, so what schools should I am for?

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Re: Which schools should I focus on for NYC/Chicago Jobs? [#permalink] New post 08 May 2013, 02:12
Hi Kovalchuk71

It would be difficult to zero-in on exact choice of schools without knowing your profile and work experience in detail. But, you have a decent GMAT score which could open many doors for you. You have a respectable GPA too. You should definitely apply to a few of top-10 and rest from top 20.
Getting a Job in NYC/Chicago won't totally depend on the B-School you have gone too.
You have to understand that admission committees also look for people who have demonstrated leadership ability in the past. You would have to grill through your past where you have worked as a team lead or taken initiatives.
You would also need to write application essays which shows your ability to introspect and communicate your point of view. It helps the admissions team to judge how you view yourself, your personal values and competencies.

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Re: Which schools should I focus on for NYC/Chicago Jobs? [#permalink] New post 08 May 2013, 14:58
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Hi there,

A lot goes into selecting programs and without knowing more about your profile (so if you would like to share more, please do!) it's difficult to recommend exact schools.

HOWEVER - that said, MBAs are generally fairly regional. Even those that have national or global brands do place a significant amount of their graduates in the geographic proximity of the program. By that I mean, does Harvard place students internationally? Yes! Absolutely. But they also place the majority of their students in the northeast. Also, on campus recruiting is staffed by those in the area for the offices in those areas. For example, the Chicago office for a consulting firm won't be in the northeast. They'll let their northeast offices do that.

Therefore, the simple answer to your question is pick a program that, among other important criteria, is geographically close to where you want to end up.

I hope that helps!

EDIT: I left out my opinion on your profile. From a pure statistics point of view, top 10 is definitely within reach. Now, I don't know the strength of your experience or your short/long term goals, so that will play in significantly but with your GMAT and GPA, you've got a fighting chance at great programs!

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