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November 30, 2019 9:39pm ET
Applying: Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2020
Pre-MBA Career: Real Estate
Post-MBA Target Industry: Venture Capital, Private Equity Companies: Sequoia Capital , Blackstone , KKR
GMAT: 760
GPA: 3.7
Years of Work Experience: 5
Location: Chicago
Post MBA Location: n/a

I currently work at a mid-size Real Estate Development firm in Chicago, where i've been for 2.5 yrs. I work on acquisitions and have sourced deals equivalent to $1.1 billion in construction value.

I want to make a switch to PE or something more entrepreneurial (ie running my own PE/investment fund or a search fund). I think my path would be RE -> MBA -> PE 3 yrs -> Search Fund. I worked at Bank of America in NYC for a year out of college (a top-50 small private uni), then one year at small consulting, and 2.5 years now in RE.

I'm trying to understand my likelihood of getting into H/S/W, if one in particular would be more likely (or amenable to accepting RE). And more specifically how to craft my story in a way that appeals to MBA admissions (or if you have any helpful sources that would be great!). Thanks so much!