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October 14, 2019 6:08am ET
Applying: Columbia, Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, Georgetown / McDonough, NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson, UVA / Darden, Yale SOM
Intake Year: 2020
Pre-MBA Career: Technology / Peace Corps
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Non Profit/SI Companies: Bain , BCG , McKinsey
GMAT: 770
GPA: 2.66
Years of Work Experience: 10
Location: Los Angeles

I worked for 5 years as a project manager for software companies in the corporate events industry, traveling all over the world for Fortune 500 companies supporting international teams with technology at their events. Seeking to drive societal change abroad, I served in Ghana as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Agric sector for 2 years. The experience has motivated me to seek an MBA to pursue a full time career in international development and policy consulting.

My low GPA is obviously a major concern but it's been a long time since college and I'm a very different person. I did well on the GMAT 3 times (all 740 or above), I have decent ECs/WE (including documented leadership and a pro-active nature) with a strong motivation for the MBA. I'm hopeful a school on my list will give me an opportunity.