With recession looming, I wanted to offer myself as an MBA application resource for interested candidates. It is a myth that you need to be perfect to get into a great program. I will be attending Booth. Learned a lot along the way and think members of this community can position themselves well to get in whether they want to throw in a quick R3 app right now, or are going to hit the ground running in R1.
Upon reflection, the biggest lesson I learned is that every applicant will have weaknesses. Low GPA maybe, low GMAT maybe, no promotions or no name company. What is key is the confidence and your why the adcomm should over look those.
-730 GMAT: studied for a year (not very efficiently if I am being honest with myself)
-Lowish GPA with a liberal arts degree from semi target
-Started in , moved to MO
-Always raised my hand for growth projects and stretch opportunities in my early career
-Spent way more time than I originally expected on my applications in R1 this year
-Nothing super impressive, but I had regular community service experience while I was working, which helped
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