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Older, humanities background, social-sector consulting?

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I'm 31, male, 8+ years of work experience in education. I'm a teacher and am a founding faculty member at an independent school that has grown >500% in the six years since we opened. I've held a variety of leadership roles in the school (led teams, directed service program for the entire middle school, planned/led trip to rural China for 92 9th graders) and was part of the curriculum-design team from the beginning. I've created five original courses and have been tapped for other redesign projects by senior administrators. I have realized I don't want to be an administrator and it's time to move on.

I'm looking to transition into social-sector consulting, hopefully for McKinsey or Bridgespan. I can see other consulting work being interesting as well. In the long term, I'm interested in getting into the for-profit education space, as it's a $4 trillion/year industry worldwide.

I have a strict humanities background (undergrad was double major in philosophy/history of math & science) and hold a master's in education. I fall into the highly-verbal/super-analytical camp. My Myers-Briggs is an ENTJ, if that helps.

I know I'm not the typical b-school candidate, and I've heard from some people (a current Darden student, a recent Tepper alum, etc) that certain schools like HBS/Kellogg/Darden are more friendly to humanities folks, while schools like Haas/MIT/Booth might not be.

Is there truth to this? I want to make sure I'm targeting schools that are a good fit for people like me, and that I'm not missing out on potentially great programs. I'm currently looking at HBS/Darden/Kellogg/UCLA/maybe Stanford. Where else should I be looking? Should I take any schools off my list?

Thanks!

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