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2.5 years experience. Which business schools do I have a shot yet?

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Hello All!

Looking to understand the colleges which I have a legit shot at, for admission in Sept 2019
Indian, Female; 24 years
GMAT: 740
Major in Pharmacy from a top engineering college in India-GPA:8.3 (Have a paper published in an international journal)
Work ex: 2.5 years at the time of joining (1.5 years at a not-so-good profile in a top investment bank, 1 year at a non-profit org)
Extra-curricular: Volunteered during college in an NGO; Lead a team while volunteering;

I speak 5 languages and play an instrument- if that has any brownie points.

Post MBA want to get into Consulting/ Operations in healthcare industry.

Thanks a lot!
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Hi. Congrats on your first post and welcome to GMAT Club!

I feel you can take a crack at a few. As usual, you can take a shot at the top 20, with a 1-2 Top 10 schools and a few top 30 schools. That seems to be a good working strategy that often yields a selection of options that sometimes also come with scholarships.

P.S. Work experience counts as of the time of matriculation so thank you for doing that research. You are a bit on the younger side than many/most other applicants and your chances will in large part depend on your maturity. Age is not the key factor, it is maturity and your ability to maintain momentum.

Your essays, your story, and supporting recommendation letters will play the key part/role now.
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Hello spharvuatnhi

While the 'stats' of your profile look decent, with your years of work ex on the lower end you will have to show much better career progression, achievements at work and extracurricular than other applicants. You may want to read here on what factors to highlight in your written application and add to your research by reading on career goals here.
If you can showcase why you need an MBA now (as opposed to a year or two later) then you may have a decent shot at some of the top 20 schools in the US. But that is too broad a statement and list of schools to consider. One must understand the qualitative details of your profile in more details for a more focused list of schools.

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spharvuatnhi wrote:
Hello All!

Looking to understand the colleges which I have a legit shot at, for admission in Sept 2019
Indian, Female; 24 years
GMAT: 740
Major in Pharmacy from a top engineering college in India-GPA:8.3 (Have a paper published in an international journal)
Work ex: 2.5 years at the time of joining (1.5 years at a not-so-good profile in a top investment bank, 1 year at a non-profit org)
Extra-curricular: Volunteered during college in an NGO; Lead a team while volunteering;

I speak 5 languages and play an instrument- if that has any brownie points.

Post MBA want to get into Consulting/ Operations in healthcare industry.

Thanks a lot!

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Indian Female applicant with a 740 and 2.5 years( At the time of joining)- You can take a shot at several Top schools. Whatever . you will have after 4 years of work experience, you got to showcase that maturity RIGHT NOW- Today. Statistically speaking- you will do fine as long as you tell them- You are Ready!

Indian Male applicants with 700 to 740 GMAT, and 2.5 years of work experience- Some schools will ask you to wait for a year before you apply. Not because they think that you are not as mature as Indian Women :) - NO! But because there are TOO MANY Indian male applicants with these scores and profiles.

Specific advice for spharvuatnhi: Do not waste a single day! Start Applying. You have nothing to lose. The worst that will happen is- You will be REJECTED! On the brighter side, you will have saved a year of your life. Don't think too much. You are not ruled out for this year.
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spharvuatnhi wrote:
Hello All!

Looking to understand the colleges which I have a legit shot at, for admission in Sept 2019
Indian, Female; 24 years
GMAT: 740
Major in Pharmacy from a top engineering college in India-GPA:8.3 (Have a paper published in an international journal)
Work ex: 2.5 years at the time of joining (1.5 years at a not-so-good profile in a top investment bank, 1 year at a non-profit org)
Extra-curricular: Volunteered during college in an NGO; Lead a team while volunteering;

I speak 5 languages and play an instrument- if that has any brownie points.

Post MBA want to get into Consulting/ Operations in healthcare industry.

Thanks a lot!


Hello spharvuatnhi,
If your lack of work experience concerns you, consider these top MBA programs that allow early career candidates and less experienced candidates to apply and defer their enrollment: https://aringo.com/deferred-enrollment- ... xperience/

If you are interested in healthcare, take a look at this list: https://aringo.com/health-care-mba-programs/

Good luck!
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