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April 18, 2023 8:48am ET
Applying: Columbia, Duke / Fuqua, Harvard Business School, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2024
Pre-MBA Career: Couple years in healthcare strategy at major companies in addition to investment experience at new PE backed reinsurer
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Investment Banking, Private Equity, Undecided
GPA: 3.8
Years of Work Experience: 6

I have untraditional experience, haven woven healthcare strategy at major healthcare companies with investment experience as an early employee at PE backed reinsurer. I have had 4 jobs since graduating 6 years ago and promotion at current one. It's also worth noting my story would lean towards my difficult upbringing, etc and explain my interest in healthcare, insurance, experience, extra circulars, etc. I can also switch jobs for consulting, corp dev, m&a, or promotion to another company before applying to MBA later this year. I am apart of 5 healthcare nonprofits, and on the junior board for two. My undergraduate degree is from a top ~130 public university in the business school focusing in insurance. Undecided on post MBA plans, but essay would cater to one of consulting/pe/banking with ultimate goal of starting company catering to value based care and improving health of others. GMAT would be a major shortcoming for me I'm terrible at standardized tests. What schools would I have a good chance at since my goal would just be top MBAs and could switching jobs to one of the opportunities listed would help my background? Would I lose out to other candidates with more traditional backgrounds? Please mention anything else you think would be helpful.