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Hi,

I am looking at applying for MBA programs in the next 1-2 years, but I am still unsure of which schools would be the best fits given my credentials. My profile is below, and any assistance with target schools would be greatly appreciated!

3.98 GPA / regional university (2nd tier below flagship state university)
740 GMAT
2 years abroad teaching English (gained fluency in language while abroad)
Passed CFA level 3
2 years at a boutique M&A firm (1.5 years analyst, .5 years associate)
Board member at local non-profit
Working to get involved with local alumni association (hoping for VP role)
Nationality: White male

As I get prepared, are there any other things that could help bolster my resume? What schools do you think would be good fits for my application?

Thanks!

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chaset09 wrote:
Hi,

I am looking at applying for MBA programs in the next 1-2 years, but I am still unsure of which schools would be the best fits given my credentials. My profile is below, and any assistance with target schools would be greatly appreciated!

3.98 GPA / regional university (2nd tier below flagship state university)
740 GMAT
2 years abroad teaching English (gained fluency in language while abroad)
Passed CFA level 3
2 years at a boutique M&A firm (1.5 years analyst, .5 years associate)
Board member at local non-profit
Working to get involved with local alumni association (hoping for VP role)
Nationality: White male

As I get prepared, are there any other things that could help bolster my resume? What schools do you think would be good fits for my application?

Thanks!


Thanks for your post. The first question I would ask is why wait? You have the right level of experience to apply now and if you do you will hit the median age. Your GPA is strong and GMAT competitive for top schools. The one thing to focus on is the story, since you have a varied career path. I am working with a similar applicant now who is involved in education in Africa (without the banking) and you would match up well.

In terms of schools, it would depend on your goals. I see you fitting in well at M7 schools and would want to explore your background more to find the right fit.

In the meantime you can focus on extra-curricular leadership and getting promoted at work. Reach out if you want to chat further. We can work more formally on planning your future strategy or perhaps move up the timeline.

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You have it all - continue to do well at work, and at the non-profit. You should be able to look at an M7 when you get around to applying in two years.

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chaset09 wrote:
Hi,

I am looking at applying for MBA programs in the next 1-2 years, but I am still unsure of which schools would be the best fits given my credentials. My profile is below, and any assistance with target schools would be greatly appreciated!

3.98 GPA / regional university (2nd tier below flagship state university)
740 GMAT
2 years abroad teaching English (gained fluency in language while abroad)
Passed CFA level 3
2 years at a boutique M&A firm (1.5 years analyst, .5 years associate)
Board member at local non-profit
Working to get involved with local alumni association (hoping for VP role)
Nationality: White male

As I get prepared, are there any other things that could help bolster my resume? What schools do you think would be good fits for my application?

Thanks!

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chaset09 wrote:
Hi,

I am looking at applying for MBA programs in the next 1-2 years, but I am still unsure of which schools would be the best fits given my credentials. My profile is below, and any assistance with target schools would be greatly appreciated!

3.98 GPA / regional university (2nd tier below flagship state university)
740 GMAT
2 years abroad teaching English (gained fluency in language while abroad)
Passed CFA level 3
2 years at a boutique M&A firm (1.5 years analyst, .5 years associate)
Board member at local non-profit
Working to get involved with local alumni association (hoping for VP role)
Nationality: White male

As I get prepared, are there any other things that could help bolster my resume? What schools do you think would be good fits for my application?

Thanks!


Your profile is great, so I think you really need to start thinking about what area or school or specialization you are interested in, rather than where you can get in. With an excellent application (including essays) I do think you have a pretty decent shot even at the top schools but demonstrating fit with the school and having an answer to why you chose that particular school is also very important. So my recommendation would be to start thinking about that asap.

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