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Following is my profile and target schools assuming I apply in roughly 1.5 years. What are my chances of getting into these schools? Is there anything I can do to improve these odds (aim for higher GMAT, additional extracurriculars, job shift)? I’m looking to start preparing now

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Background – White Male

GMAT – 730 (Expected)

Work Experience – Management Consulting (not top tier) for 1.5 years (expecting 3 years by time of application)
-Received early promotion (expecting another by application time)
-Managing teams of 3 and PMing 3 seperate workstreams
-Co-led pitch to client resulting in savings of approx. $10MM

Education – UC San Diego – BA in Economics (3.5GPA)

Extracurriculars
-8 years volunteering at homeless shelter in Harlem, NY
-5 years volunteering at charity supporting women and children in Paterson, NJ
-Eagle Scout

Target MBAs – Kellogg, Booth, Sloan, Insead, Stern
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Crazycow1028 wrote:
Following is my profile and target schools assuming I apply in roughly 1.5 years. What are my chances of getting into these schools? Is there anything I can do to improve these odds (aim for higher GMAT, additional extracurriculars, job shift)? I’m looking to start preparing now

Thanks!!

Profile
Background – White Male

GMAT – 730 (Expected)

Work Experience – Management Consulting (not top tier) for 1.5 years (expecting 3 years by time of application)
-Received early promotion (expecting another by application time)
-Managing teams of 3 and PMing 3 seperate workstreams
-Co-led pitch to client resulting in savings of approx. $10MM

Education – UC San Diego – BA in Economics (3.5GPA)

Extracurriculars
-8 years volunteering at homeless shelter in Harlem, NY
-5 years volunteering at charity supporting women and children in Paterson, NJ
-Eagle Scout

Target MBAs – Kellogg, Booth, Sloan, Insead, Stern


Hey dude!
Good to hear from you.

So main things are:
- Quick progress at work (so far so good!!!)
- Great reviews
- Moving to a top tier consultancy if you can
- Getting sponsorship from your workplace if they have sponsorship scheme

Other than that, doing more volunteer work, pro bono consulting, and stuff like that is always awesome.

Also, allow me tack on a list of things from another post, which you might find helpful:

What can you do to improve your profile over the next years???

I would like to present you with a list of ideas, which should help you:


- Definitely do at least one if not real real volunteer works while you are working. The BEST possible volunteer work is anything that has to do with leadership or fundraising, so if you see those opportunities, jump on them!

- Make sure you do the best possible at work, taking any opportunities to lead, to get involved in social events, to advance at work, and remain at the top.

- Likewise try and keep up your life! What I mean is that schools LOVE candidates who have a broad range of activities and interests. So sports, culture, whatever. As always, if it is leadership roles you are taking on they are better than non-leadership roles.

- If you have any interest in entrepreneurship as a side project, it can be good to have that in your profile.

- If you have any interest in politics as a side project, it can be good to have that in your profile.

There are probably more things that I am not yet thinking about, but this is a very good place to start!

Overall things look promising. Right now we are too early to start getting into actual school evaluation, but this is a good start.

While you are at it, I would also suggest trying to visit the target schools, to attend events, and to learn about them as much as possible. This long-term work will pay off greatly when it comes time for you to apply.

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