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Profile Evaluation Request - Which schools should I target?

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I have just started to look at MBA programs, and am thinking of applying to universities for the 2023 class. I want a quick idea of where I stand, and which universities I should be targeting. If it's too soon to apply, what should I work on instead to apply at the right time?

Background and nationality:
  • Indian, American citizen. I am 26 years old. I've schooled here since I was 10.
Undergrad and Graduate Information:
  • Georgia Tech, Computer Science program. 3.83 GPA, honor's list. Graduated 2015.
  • Georgia Tech Masters in Science program, degree in Machine Learning, 3.87 GPA. Graduated 2017.
GMAT:
  • I haven't taken it yet, planning on a July/August exam date, and aiming for 720+. Right now, I am studying 5 days a week, 2 hours a day.
Work experience and leadership:
  • I have internship experience from 2 companies, one of them between my undergrad and grad school, and one during grad school.
  • After my undergrad, I had a 6-month full-time position as an engineer in San Francisco at a Startup.
  • After the company had lay-offs in which I was affected, I decided to join Grad School at Georgia Tech (2nd time) and pursue my Master's Program in Machine Learning.
  • After Grad School, I joined my current company, as an engineer in advanced research. I do not get any leadership experience from my job, but have been working on leadership projects outside of my job. I have been at the company since July 2017, and it's my primary work experience (3 years, not including internships).
Community and others
  • I have been in Toastmasters for 3 years, and completed my first year as a President of the club this month. The club has been active for 30+ years, and as president, I had to make sure that all annual club accomplishments were met to get it through the Toastmaster's President's Distinguished status. I had to manage a team of 6 people, and learnt good leadership skills through this role. I am planning on running for a 2nd term at this club, and working on these skills for the next year as well.
  • I volunteer hands-on with a local Atlanta Food Bank, serving the homeless on the weekends. I don't get a lot of leadership experience from this organization, but I have volunteered on average 20 hours per month at the group for the last 2 years.
  • I am involved with multiple groups within my own company, including a group for Diversity and Inclusion for Asian Employees, where I am the Communications Chair on the Board of this group.
Post MBA goals
  • I want to do a career change after an MBA. As an engineer, I don't get to drive projects within my company, and I haven't had that opportunity in my previous company as well. My post-graduate degree helped me do a career shift into research, and I am part of a very small team within a company of over 10,000. But even with a research-focused team, the work we do has often not progressed beyond proof-of-concepts and light-adoption. I believe that a big part of that is how my team is managed. So instead of staying on an as an engineer, I want to instead launch projects, manage them, and get them through the finish line where they can be showcased and have bigger impact. My main post-mba goals are to shift from engineering to management, and instead of waiting for a natural career progression, I want to do it sooner.
Anything else?
  • I have 2 approved Patents (through my company) from the US Patent Office. Through my company, I have also filed 9 other patents in the last 2 years which have yet to be approved, and are going through the patent process. Of these, I am the solo author on 1, the primary (first) author on 3, and co-author on others.
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Hello everyone.
I am from India. I have done my Bachelor's in Pharmacy with low CGPA of 6.75/10.I have scored 750 on the GMAT and I have participated at various platforms. I have done my Master's in Pharmacoeconomics and Health Economics From German University with CGPA of 3.5/5. I was the Sports Secretary of the college and lead the team of 20+ Volunteers. I have done 2 Internships. And I have work experience of 3 years into Pricing and HEOR at ISPOR. What are the possibilities of getting it into Harvard MBA?

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Hello everyone.
I am from India. I have done my Bachelor's in Pharmacy with low CGPA of 6.75/10.I have scored 750 on the GMAT and I have participated at various platforms. I have done my Master's in Pharmacoeconomics and Health Economics From German University with CGPA of 3.5/5. I was the Sports Secretary of the college and lead the team of 20+ Volunteers. I have done 2 Internships. And I have work experience of 3 years into Pricing and HEOR at ISPOR. What are the possibilities of getting it into Harvard MBA?

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