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Welcome to MBA ApplyWire. This tool is designed to help you develop your MBA application strategy. By posting the schools you are considering applying to, along with a little information about your credentials and goals, you can get feedback from our community of top-tier applicants to help inform your final choice of schools. You can also search within ApplyWire and see which schools others are applying to.

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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Analytics
Post-MBA Career: Banking Companies: Bank of America, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase
GMAT: 710 GPA: 7.82 Years of Work Experience: 3
Location: India Post-MBA Location: USA
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Product Manager @Online Broker
Post-MBA Career: Technology Companies: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google
GMAT: 700 GPA: 3.4 Years of Work Experience: 4
Location: NY
Notes: I took both the GRE (163/163) and GMAT (700, 44Q/40V). Debating which I should use. Also have some ECs (mentoring program for last 4 years, board member for legal assistance for URM populations, interview applicants for undergrad college).
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Applying: INSEAD
Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Consulting
Post-MBA Career: Other
GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.8 Years of Work Experience: 2
Location: Zurich, Switzerland Post-MBA Location: Switzerland
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Advertising/Marketing
Post-MBA Career: Other
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.82 Years of Work Experience: 4
Location: USA Post-MBA Location: Urban City
Notes: Asian American, LGBT Male Undergrad: Social Sciences @ Public Ivy GMAT: Lower Q/high V - Finance/Accounting MOOCs and MBA Math to mitigate. WE: 2 years top Ad Agency strategy roles & 2 years Google Partner startup managing AdWords strategy & bus dev. Varied F500 brand name clients. Heavy passion for and found success in CPG. Goals: CPG Brand Management. Extra Currics: Leadership roles within UG fraternity, maintain active presence as an alumni mentor. Heavy minority community and pro-bono diversity marketing involvement in UG and post-grad. Newspaper photo editor, led team to win several top awards. Mentor group of minority high school students as part of a nat'l non-profit development program. Aiming for M7/T10, applying Round 1.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Consulting, Corporate Finance/Strategy
Post-MBA Career: Other
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.9 Years of Work Experience: 4
Notes: R1: MIT, Stanford, Kellogg, Berkeley R2: Harvard, Duke, Emory Business undergrad from top 20 public university. 2 years at well known (but non-MBB) consulting firm, then transitioned to F50 company in corporate finance with strategy related project work. Want to use MBA to transition into true corporate strategy group. Have solid ECs in college, and consistent involvement since, although nothing particularly earth shattering.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Banking and Real Estate
Post-MBA Career: Banking, Other
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.5 Years of Work Experience: 7
Notes: I am interested in international trade, global finance and keen joining to a leading project and infrastructure finance firm. Which school will be the better option?
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Human Resources | Healthcare & Utilities
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
GMAT: 690 GPA: 4/4 Years of Work Experience: 6
Location: India
Notes: Winner of Emerging HR Leaders Award, India. Part of HR Leadership Development Program of a conglomerate.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Consulting
Post-MBA Career: Other
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.7 Years of Work Experience: 5
Notes: Interested in product management. Still exploring programs.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Consulting
Post-MBA Career: Consulting Companies: Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company, Other
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.42 Years of Work Experience: 4
Location: Boston, MA
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Education (Teacher and Departmend Head)
Post-MBA Career: Other
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.0 Years of Work Experience: 5
Location: Florida Post-MBA Location: Florida or other South
Notes: Took GRE (posted GMAT equivalent because it is more quickly understood on this forum): Verbal 170/170 (99%ile), Quant 164/170 (88%ile). Applied R3 for 2017 intake and am currently WL at Yale SOM. My feedback from the admissions office was lack of space (nothing was offered as particularly lacking, though I'm sure my UG GPA was not particularly helpful nor my lack of math coursework -- even though I'm a HS math teacher). Have a Masters degree in an education-related field from a top Ed School. Also URM and LGBTQ+. I am planning to apply R1 to Yale SOM again and to Harvard and one of the other listed schools (Wharton? GSB?). Anywho, good luck to us all!
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Big Data Finance
Post-MBA Career: Technology Companies: Apple, Facebook, Google
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.07 Years of Work Experience: 6
Location: USA Post-MBA Location: San Francisco
Notes: Worked in commercial banking for 3 years then transitioned to working for big data tech company in finance.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Finance
Post-MBA Career: Banking
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.9 Years of Work Experience: 4
Location: India
Notes: 3 years experience as a sell side analyst, took a gap year to work as a consultant with a not for profit and back to finance now.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: IB
Post-MBA Career: Technology
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.7 Years of Work Experience: 4
Location: Japan
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Supply Chain Management
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Other
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.1 Years of Work Experience: 5
Post-MBA Location: New York
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Intake Year: 2019
Pre-MBA Career: Technology - Business Operations
Post-MBA Career: Technology Companies: Apple, Facebook, Google
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.3 Years of Work Experience: 4
Location: San Francisco, California Post-MBA Location: California
Notes: Interested in transitioning from business operations to product management and/or entrepreneurship. Currently manage business operations within the Product Management org, so I have had lots of visibility into PdM (hence my interest!). Worried about my lack of quant background (humanities undergrad) and lower GPA.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Sales
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Other Companies: AT Kearney, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company, Other
GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.18 Years of Work Experience: 3.5
Location: United States Post-MBA Location: United States
Notes: My GPA is lower because I focused on extra-curriculars while in school. I work for a non-profit management company now and am concerned about the lack of prestige in my work experience. However, I've got lots of international experience, lived overseas for 16 years, professional experience overseas, speak 3 languages, and have traveled to 40+ countries. I'm looking to work in marketing within the travel industry (either airline or hotel) after graduation but am also finding myself interested in consulting. I'm going to focus on the marketing career after graduation for my essays, but I'm wondering what my chances are at these schools.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Consulting
Post-MBA Career: Banking Companies: Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, Other
GMAT: 770 GPA: 2.97 Years of Work Experience: 6
Location: New York
Notes: Have an engineering and construction background and looking to move into project finance. Applying to Columbia ED in mid-august because of how low my GPA is. Taking some UC courses to try and mitigate but it is obviously a huge issue. H/W is a complete Hail Mary shot I know, hopefully, NYU or UVA can look past it. Thanks for any advice - been trying to find where my GMAT might have more weight. Thanks!
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Tech (Engineering)
Post-MBA Career: Technology Companies: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.1 Years of Work Experience: 5
Location: USA
Notes: Low GPA due to lack of direction (first gen student), plus was very career focused. Worked as engineer and project manager. Taking some remedial classes at extension (think finance, accounting) and getting A's. Where do I stand?
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Retail Management
Post-MBA Career: Other
GRE: 325 GPA: 2.51 Years of Work Experience: 7
Location: New York Post-MBA Location: Brand Management
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Technology
GMAT: 740 GPA: 7.9 Years of Work Experience: 3
Location: India Post-MBA Location: US (no pref)
Notes: I have a lot of international work ex (Kenya, US, China, Vietnam, etc.). My clients are Fortune 500 companies and I help them craft projects so as to maximize social impact. Strong ECs at undergrad, not so strong after that. Managing a team and have great career progression.
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