i'm an 09 grad from a top 3 ivy. i had a 3.4 undergrad gpa with a 770 gmat. i'm working in corporate finance now for a fortune 500 company (rough year for recruiting) and my goal is to enter a top 5 MBA program.
what can i do now to "prepare" my application? myexpires in 3 years so i need to apply within this timeframe. i feel like my stats are pretty standard (lower than avg gpa, higher than avg gmat), work experience is OK but not spectacular.
i've toyed with the idea of doing a startup (i do have quite a bit of free time since i'm not in banking). i've also thought about getting involved in local organizations (such as toastmasters international). what can i do that will give me a "hook" for mba admissions?
i'd appreciate any advice and insight. thanks all for reading.