I've come today for a reality check. Just wanted to get some perspectives at my chances at breaking into these schools and whether I should shoot for the moon.
Dream is to end up in Silicon Valley in some management capacity so HBS / Stanford would be the fastest track. Two plans right now:
- Plan A (the realist): apply for MiM programmes in LBS / LSE, take some certifications to buff up my quant background like the CFA, brush up my final GPA to something respectable like 3.7+. Secure internships at more globally reputable firms in consulting / IB. Then either apply for HBS/Stanford deferred at that point, or spend two years in consulting / IB and apply for them directly, and include schools like Chicago, Kellogg, Tuck, MIT in my list.
- Plan B (the dreamer): apply for HBS / Stanford right now.
So. People. What are my chances? Come at me!