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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 !