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International: 94%
Class Size: 65
Women: 29%
Mean GMAT: 668
Mean GPA: 3.55
Class Size: 52
Women: 38%
Mean GMAT: 686
Mean GPA: 3.46

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MBA Applywire

May 19, 2024 3:06am ET
Applying: Berkeley / Haas, Columbia, Harvard Business School, Northwestern / Kellogg, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2024
Pre-MBA Career: Legal advisory
Post-MBA Target Industry: Technology, Venture Capital, Media, Non Profit/SI, Other
GRE: 320
GPA: 61%
Years of Work Experience: 5
Location: India

--Worked 2 years as a PE/VC transactions lawyer at a tier 1 law firm with funds like Sequoia Capital, Tiger capital
-- Been working 2 + years in tech policy advocacy. Work entails (a) govt engagement for big tech on data protection, anti-trust & platform governance, and (b) legal and strategic research on fintech, web3 and ecomm regulations.
-- Drummer, digital art hobbyist
-- Want to work at the intersection of technology, policy and social impact post MBA

A little more context --

1. I have a decent(ish) GRE at 320. Really struggling to get my GMAT above the 650 mark (GMAT focus) so thinking about skipping the GMAT.

2. Although grades seem low, its fairly above the median. Law school grading is different (Its a 5 year undergraduate programme for starters) and I went to one of the most prestigious law schools in my country.

Some questions for the good folks here at clearadmit --

Question 1.
Does my relatively unconventional profile stand out for scholarships at T16 B schools ? what about M7 ?

Question 2.
Is the GRE fine -- or should I retake given the rest of my profile? Or should I push to get a competitive GMAT ( 720 + I imagine) ?

And and all thoughts and perspectives are welcome as I am fairly new in my MBA journey. Look forward to engaging with y'all !

May 13, 2024 11:43am ET
Applying: Columbia, Duke / Fuqua, HEC Paris, IESE, London Business School, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: Social Impact, Education
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Consumer Goods, Non Profit/SI, Undecided
GMAT: 710
GPA: 6.3
Years of Work Experience: 6
Location: LATAM
Post MBA Location: USA/UK/France

I'm very social impact oriented, with several examples of extracurricular / volunteer experiences. First full time job was at a Social Impact Fund founded by a Peace Nobel Laureate.

Solid career working with Marketing/Branding on the Educational sector, two of the companies I worked for are NASDAQ listed. Strong leadership skills (I've been leading people for 4 years now).

My recommender is a Columbia MBA Graduate, Marketing Director at my current employee and my career mentor.

Undergrad GPA is my main concern. Intend to take the MBA Math and give another shot at the GMAT to improve quant score.

I am not sure if I am aiming too high...

May 10, 2024 3:25pm ET
Applying: Columbia, Dartmouth / Tuck, Harvard Business School, NYU Stern, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton, Yale SOM
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: Social Impact Consulting
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Non Profit/SI Companies: Accenture , Bain , BCG
GRE: 325
GPA: 3.64
Years of Work Experience: 3
Location: New York City
Post MBA Location: East Coast

I am extremely passionate about mitigating income inequality, seen up close through my upbringing in New York City. While there are a myriad of ways to "do good", my whole motivation for going to business school is to strengthen my skills and network to be a strong business leader who acts with advocacy in mind. Short term, I'd like to intern at an organization like the Nonprofit Finance Fund, where I can apply MBA skills in financial planning to advocacy projects. After graduation, I'd like to still join a corporation to bolster my experience and network before switching to government or non-profit. Companies I would be interested in include Bridgespan or Wachs Strategies, or within the corporate social responsibility or policy arms of big consulting firms or tech firms.A born and bred New Yorker, I witnessed socioeconomic disparities firsthand, and its impact on education and opportunities. Prior to joining Big 4 consulting, after graduation, I worked at the New York City Council, a food injustice non-profit and a public policy firm. This spurred me to study economic policy analysis and urban planning at a highly regarded state university. Today, as a senior business consultant, I engage with major decision-makers e.g. Wall Street chiefs and hedge fund C-Suites. Realizing the impact corporations have on the national landscape and reconciling this with my background in non-profit work, I want to leverage my relationships for stakeholder buy-in on policy issues. During an MBA, I'd build skills in strategy, particularly in corporate social responsibility, develop my communication skills, and take courses in purpose-lead marketing and impact investing, in order to pursue roles where I’d utilize business acumen to shape policy or social impact.

May 10, 2024 2:54pm ET
Applying: Columbia, Cornell / Johnson, Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern, U. Chicago Booth, UVA / Darden, Yale SOM
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: CPG - Unilever Future Leaders Program (Very selective program in CPG internationally)
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting Companies: Accenture , Deloitte , Ernst & Young , KPMG , PWC
GMAT: 730
GPA: 3.43
Years of Work Experience: 4
Location: New York
Post MBA Location: East Coast

MBA Livewire

May 22, 2024 4:44am ET
Applied to Cambridge / Judge
Round: Round 5
Received via portal
GMAT: 720
Program Type: One Year Program
Post MBA Career Name: Finance
Application Location: Zimbabwe
May 22, 2024 2:56am ET
Accepted to Stanford GSB
Round: Round 3
Received via phone May 22, 2024
GRE: 335
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Entrepreneurship
Application Location: Miami

Going to be informing HBS that they can eat my puss*

May 21, 2024 12:14pm ET
Accepted to Stanford GSB
Round: Round 3
Received via phone May 21, 2024
GPA: 3.89
GRE: 319
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
May 21, 2024 1:03am ET
Accepted to Yale SOM
Round: Round 3
Received via email on May 16, 2024
GPA: 3.7 / 4.0
GMAT: 780
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
Application Location: Seattle - Washington State, USA
May 20, 2024 9:34pm ET
Accepted to Indiana / Kelley
Round: Round 3
Received via email on April 29, 2024
GPA: 4.0
Post MBA Career Name: Finance
Application Location: Illinois

MBA DecisionWire

May 17, 2024 1:03pm ET
Enrolled: Georgetown / McDonough
Admitted: Georgetown / McDonough
Applied: Berkeley / Haas, Columbia, Emory / Goizueta, Georgetown / McDonough, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson, UNC Kenan-Flagler, UT Austin / McCombs, Vanderbilt / Owen, Yale SOM
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting
GMAT: 655
GPA: 3.6
Location: Canada

I applied in R2 to CBS, Kellogg, SOM, Haas, Stern, Anderson, KF, and McDonough. Waitlisted at McDonough, Anderson, and Stern and rejected everywhere else. Applied to Goizueta, Owen, and McCombs as safety schools in R3/4 and was waitlisted at Goizueta/Owen. I plan to remain on the waitlists in the interim but 90% chance I'll be headed to DC.

May 17, 2024 12:19pm ET
Enrolled: Northwestern / Kellogg
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas , Columbia , MIT Sloan , Northwestern / Kellogg
Applied: Berkeley / Haas, UPenn / Wharton, Stanford GSB, Northwestern / Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Harvard Business School, Columbia
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Entrepreneurship
GMAT: 780
GPA: 3.5
Location: California
May 17, 2024 6:29am ET
Enrolled: USC / Marshall
Admitted: USC / Marshall
Applied: USC / Marshall, UCI Merage, Michigan State / Broad
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Technology, Pharmaceutical

I have received a waitlist decision from USC Marshall , any tips on how I can change that to an acceptance?

May 17, 2024 6:21am ET
Enrolled: USC / Marshall
Admitted: USC / Marshall
Applied: USC / Marshall
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Technology, Pharmaceutical

I have received a wait list decision from USC, any tips on how I can get out of the wait list to acceptance?


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