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May 9, 2020 3:02pm ET
Applying: Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2021
Pre-MBA Career: Technology (Strategic Planning)
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting Companies: Bain , BCG , McKinsey
GMAT: 750
GPA: 3.87
Location: Chicago, IL
Post MBA Location: NY/Chi/SF

Hi - I'd love to be featured on the podcast! I haven't heard any deferred admit applicants on it yet so I think it'll be interesting to others as well. I'm applying next year for deferred admission programs. I only want to aim for the top schools since I'd rather reapply than commit to elsewhere.

I'm interning this summer and have a full-time offer from a high-growth tech firm (think Dropbox/Robinhood/Lyft) in Strategic Planning. Post-MBA I want to go into consulting short-term and then lead strategy for a tech firm. I took the GMAT Online last week and got a 750 but was consistently getting 770's in practice tests. My EC's aren't spectacular but I'm going to be working on them the next year I have left in college. I have two questions for the community:

1) Does it make sense to take the GMAT again? I don't want to sound ungrateful but I think I could do better (like a 770 on a good day)
2) Do my post-career goals sound reasonable and effective? I don't have a philanthropic/social impact angle and worry that might not do well.