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1) Brief description of your full-time work experience. What do you do?
IT Consultant/Business Analyst at top consulting firm- 4 years experience since 2009. Can show growth in career path from analyst to senior analyst to consultant levels.

Also run a private consulting company that specializes in leveraging small business set asides to setup contracts between big business and government. I started it myself in 2008 while in school, and since then have had tremendous growth: 2011 FY Revenue 980K, 2012 FY Revenue: $1.3M

2) Your GMAT.
710 (Q47V41) AWA-6.0 IR- 6

3) College info: Top Prestigious University, 3.3/4.0, Dual Major: Strategy, Design, and Change; International Business, Graduated 2009.

4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.
In college was 4-year varsity Division 1 athlete and 2-time team captain, set 5 school records and was also a member of an organization that developed events for children in the NICU unit, also was a volunteer trainer through a program I created for aspiring young athletes. Currently started and run a summer swim program in DC (where I live) for urban youth and a weekend swim program for professionals. Also volunteer with DC Public Schools by doing weekly reads and learning at elementary schools. Yearly volunteer for an organization that provides Christmas presents for families that have been affected by juvenile cancer and the financial risks that result.

5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA.
Microsoft Certified Professional; Looking to get Certified Business Analyst Professional certification if recommended for chances of getting accepted (would be one of youngest holders with certification)

6) Your target programs.
Top 15, ideally top 10. (Stanford, Harvard, Chicago, Sloan TOP)

7) When you plan to apply? Please specify round and application cycle, for example R1 2013-14 or R3 2012-13.
R1 2013-2014

8) Your post-MBA goal.
My post-MBA goal is to get several years experience as a strategy consultant at McKinsey or Bain, which would hopefully facilitate and grow the business ideas that I have and currently work on, but also make a global impact to society. Everything I do now (from my company to my volunteering) only affects a small sample (local community), and I believe an MBA will help develop the skill-set I need to grow my business ideas into scalable organizations while also making strides in global social concerns.

9) Additional Info
Language fluency in 3 languages, advanced in 1, and developmental in Mandarin. I came to this country as a war refugee on asylum. My GPA is lower than I'd like, but 4 months before I began college I had a traumatic brain illness that took away my ability to read and write. I re-taught myself and went to school that same year and can show progressive grade improvement throughout my 4 years, and now I actually participate in numerous events where I speak to audiences about what I've gone through and the will to not give up. (Is this something I would share on an application?)

Thank you kindly for your input.

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Hi reesespieces2521,

Thanks for posting. You have a very strong candidacy. For your question, your speaking to audiences about your experiences could work very well as a part of your application. Are there any other specific questions we can answer?

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Your profile looks fine for applying in top b-school(s). You have good GMAT, ECs & achievements which assure that you have strong chances in top b-school(s). You just need to work hard on application essays and exhibit leadership traits, awards/achievements in or outside work place, ability to work with others, professionalism, maturity & other aptitudes during final interviews. These are key elements while applying in b-school(s). However, you may try your chances in b-school(s) by clicking

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