GPA: 3.7 finance undergrad from non-target
6 months Internship in the (Advisory Dept)
Other few academic achievements
My target programs are:
*The reason why I added Princeton is because trying doesn't hurt.
** Also, I don't have any C++ or programming knowledge but UCLA has some online courses for that.
Additional Info & the main concern:
The job placements. These schools are top notch but after reading few threads on WSO, I assume it is harder for an International student to land a job. My English is fine(not native language) & I can communicate fluently and without an pauses. However, I don't know what members on those threads meant by exceptional spoken English ability. As far as I know, I can network, , & manage cold calls. I'm also looking at the Breaking Into Wallstreet Networking Toolkit to make sure I'm bullet proof when I join the program(LOL).
Also, my other concern is the H1B or the work authorization. These schools are top notch & the job placements are solid. I'm more inclined towards CMC & MIT. Is it possible to land a good job after program if one does their homework(Networking)? Is the accent going to be a major problem? Also, if one gets a good GPA score during the Program, is it going to help? Are the employers willing to sponsor international graduates(I mean from my target schools)? I'm concerned because I don't want to return home undone & these programs(except MIT) can't help me in my home country because almost no one has even heard of them & US is where I want to work.
Also, please tell me that what are my chances? Will I be competitive at MIT( considering that i have below average experience but above average GMAT range score) & CMC? Duke is just a safety(only the name matters) & Vanderbilt if rejected by CMC & MIT.