I am a first time poster although I have been following the forums for quite some time now (yeah, I'm that guy that just lurks and reads but doesn't post).
With that being said, I greatly appreciate everyone's input as in my opinion this is the #1 website/place where aspiring business students/job seekers come to gain knowledge on everything finance related.
With that being said, I am intending to apply to business school in the next few months and I would love for you guys to critique my "profile" in order to get a sense on where I stand and whether I am dreaming.
Italian citizen (EU national).
Graduated from a small U.S. school 30 mins outside of NYC.
Bachelor's in Finance: GPA: 4.0/4.0 (graduated Valedictorian).
Languages: Italian, English and Spanish fluently, versed in French.
Internships: One at a commercial bank in Italy for 1 month and 6 months at another commercial bank in NY (unfortunately no IBD experience). Currently working as an IT Consultant (kind of a sales role I am looking to get out of).
Total work experience: will be 2 years in June 2019.
GMAT: score pending, but am aiming for at least a 650.
Target schools: Bocconi MSc Finance, SSE MSc Finance. Other schools I am considering: RSM, EDHEC, HEC, IE, Oxbridge and LSE is GMAT score is high enough.
Clearly, no banking experience out of college is what hurts the story the most, but I plan to use that to my advantage by saying that business school would allow me to transition to Finance from IT by using it as a stepping stone to not only fortify my skills in the field but also but also use it as an opportunity to make some great connections and land an IBD gig.
Any advice is welcomed! Really interested in your guys' opinion on minimum GMAT score needed given the profile above to have a shot at Bocconi and SSE