Hi all -
I am recently beginning to explore into MBA options. It's still early right now for me as I'm going to be an incoming college senior, but definitely something on my radar. At this point I will likely graduate with a 3.5-ish GPA, hoping to reach 3.6 mark by the end of my senior year. I know it's not the best, but is this something that will severely hold me back in terms of getting to a top MBA program (like Harvard, Stanford, etc.)?
What would you say are some of the most important elements of a grad school application? I have some pretty unique side activities that I really think differentiate me (published author, business owner, etc) but I want to work hard the next few years to get to that top program. What's my best approach given my GPA situation?