I'm a software developer who's looking to make a transition to consulting or finance (I'm leaning toward consulting).
I'm a part-time MBA student at a Top 30-40 business school school that is a non-and investment banks (my ugrad school was also a non-target). In recent years my school has had strong placement at 2nd and 3rd tier consulting firms like Hamilton, occasional , and zero placement at . There is Wall Street placement, but I believe it's primarily for than investment banking.
Academically I feel I'm a strong candidate (750 GMAT and 3.95+ GPA). My ugrad GPA was only 3.1, but I was a STEM major. I have little demonstrable evidence of leadership at this point, but this should change by the time I graduate in early 2013, as I'm currently making a transition to project lead work at my job (at a non-glamorous F500 employer). I'm not planning on completing an internship, so I will be graduating with no prior experience in either consulting or finance.
Do I have a shot at MBB or investment banking? What steps could I take in the next year or so to make myself a more compelling candidate?