I won't be applying to MBA programs for another 3 years at the earliest and 5 years realistically, as I'm a second semester senior. I just want to see if I'm on a decent enough trajectory for some of the schools I'm interested in and hopefully learn what I should do in the next 3-5 years. I did not plan well for banking recruiting, which made the process harder than it had to be. Trying to avoid that mistake again.
I'd love to use an MBA as a way to get a job in HK, but if it's not possible, then whatever. Probably want to do PE or banking after but open to a lot of different things. Some schools I'm interested in now: INSEAD (aware of language requirement), HKUST, LBS, Said, Judge, Haas, Columbia, Stern, Wharton, Fuqua, Tuck, Anderson, Darden, Sloan. Obviously GSB and HBS would be great too if possible.
Here's my background:
- Business Economics major, Biology minor at Indiana University
- Anticipated 3.90-3.94 GPA (highest distinction, honors college)
- NY Public Finance Analyst (for 2-3 years after graduation)
- Extra Curriculars: Studied abroad twice; once at LSE and once in HK. Started a student organization related to fitness, but nothing big like student government or anything.
- Not URM
- Hoping for a 700+ GMAT cause I have a few months to prepare
Obviously extracurriculars are a weakness, and my b-school prospects will depend on my post-analyst job. What do I need to do to have a shot at those schools? What would my reach/safety list look like?