I am currently in one of the top strat consulting firms (Mckinsey/Bain/BCG). As far as I'm concerned I got in by sheer stroke of luck. I networked my ass off through alumni referrals to MBB recruiters, spoke to a ton of engagement managers by attending HBS and Wharton business conferences, somehow got MBB interviews via my efforts and personal connections and aced my cases. Somehow, here I am, a complete no-body from a non-target top 20 LAC with a 3.5 G.P.A and two Cs and a couple of Bs on my transcript.
Given my poor academic history can I still make it into HBS/Wharton after just two years at MBB? I haven't taken the gmat, but I'm a good standardized test taker. I shouldn't get below a 720 ifIput my mind to it. I don't know what to do. If I should risk rejection from these schools by applying next year or if I should try taking the PE route like my peers, rock PE for say, two more years, and then apply?
Please thoughts from experienced folks on the forum or even admission counselors will be very much appreciated.
P.S- I have very strong ECs. I wasn't student body president but I was pretty much president about four student orgs and organized quite a number of notable conferences. I also started a latin american non-profit foundation. Its not in the news or anything but its pulling some weight in latin america