I am new here. Just wanted to thank everyone for the wealth of information available on this site - amazing resource!
I am a first year analyst in corporate banking (, but still a strong name). I realized pretty quickly into this gig that I need something far more strategy oriented so I want to apply for an MBA to switch gears and head into perhaps a year from now. I am looking at the usual H/S/W along with other top ten schools.
I consider myself a pretty well rounded person. I am freelance writer for a major global publication in their business/entrepreneurial section, recently a published author, started a non-profit with a pretty large staff and received great recognition for my efforts over the past couple years. I am also working on developing a tech company with a partner featuring a pretty unique application - we'll see where that goes...
I like to keep busy, lol. But I'm worried about a few things.
Is corporate banking looked down upon in admissions - perhaps in comparison to other finance gigs? Also, My GPA is a 3.5 (not that great, I know. I screwed up in stats and a couple other courses also...so that kind of bothers me since I'd still be pretty "fresh" out of school when I apply). Coming from a strong undergraduate business program (i.e. think Ross, Stern, etc.). Mytime is 730, but I'm trying to improve that.
I am just trying to figure out any glaring flaws, and like all of you here, I want to position myself in the best possible way for the admission process. Advice?