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Profile review for R1 next year

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New post 19 Jan 2019, 19:49
I will be applying in round 1 next year so I am looking for anything I can do to improve my chances and figure out what schools I should begin to try and target.
Background
• Work experience: 5 years at the time of matriculation with 2 promotions. First 2.5 were spent in a leadership development rotation program with a large insurance company, during those years I was promoted to supervisor and supervised in a couple of departments with success while still doing a lot of internal projects for my company and presenting my findings and solutions (essentially internal consulting). Last 2.5 years was spent managing roughly 100-150 people.
• Extra curriculars: The last few years I spend a couple of hours every weekend at a home for children who could not be with their families for several reasons but I like to mentor and do whatever I can to help around in my free time. Also do a lot of investments with personal savings and have had a lot of success and am involved with a couple of my works sports leagues if those are things schools could care abou?
• Undergrad school/major: Large Public SEC school (UGA, UF, TA&M) and majored in Information Systems (was in the business school if that matters at all)
• Other education/coursework: Just certifications at work nothing worth noting
• Race/nationality: White
• Sex: Male
Stats
• GMAT Score (include breakdown!): 750 (50Q 42V) should I take this again?
• Undergrad GPA: 3.8
MBA Info
• Goal of MBA: To transition into either consulting or IB I haven’t decided yet because both interest me but I know for applications I will pick one and go with it so I don’t appear indecisive
• Target schools: This is where I am not sure, I have above average scores and grades but I do not come from a consulting firm or investment bank so I am not sure how my work experience will be viewed by AdComs but I am hoping that my leadership experience will help me. How many safeties, targets and reaches is suggested? What schools are in my range from M7 to T10 to T15 that is what I am struggling with the most.
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New post 20 Jan 2019, 11:16
Hi there,
Thanks for your post. It looks like you have solid elements of your profile (GMAT score, grades, 5 years of work experience including promotion and leadership/management experience, community involvement; and you realize that yes you'll want to put forth a more decisive goals story for the applications at least. You may not come from top tier universities or firm per se, which could be extra small pluses, but that doesn't have to hold you back per se either. I would not worry about a GMAT re-take (unless for some reason you were scoring 770-780 on recent practice tests and really feel you left points on the table or something but otherwise you are in good shape!). You have the potential to be considered at M7 through top 15 schools with strong applications, essays and recommendations. The challenge is that for the very top options, acceptance rates are so tough that it is still a long shot for most even with a solid profile, so would be ideal to spread out your options somewhat within that top 15 or so. Most people apply to 3-6 schools, at least in a given round (and sometimes more for R2 if there were more they wanted to try for). This is the time of year to really get to know the programs... that helps not only with you finalizing your list, but can make an impact on admission for many of the schools, if you are able to really show deep insight and knowledge on the program and community/culture and why it's a great fit for you. You may appreciate our guide to school selection at: https://shop.mbamission.com/products/se ... ba-program

Feel free to sign up for a free consultation at any point if desired, www.mbamission.com/consult. Good luck either way!
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