Originally posted by bilu
Please could you give me some advice about my chances. Thanks alot.
I have a 3.53 gpa from Brandeis University, major politics and minor economics. I had two part time internships while at college (for NGO and Brokerage firm) and also interned every summer .Since graduation I worked in brand management for a US consumer products company in pakistan for 2 years and since march this year I have been working as a project/business development manager (in marketing) for the largest joint venture between india and pakistan to date (a food company)
My GMAT score, on my only try was 710. I have a fair bit of community service; I have been involved with the special olympics here for many years, most recently traveling with the team to ireland for the games; have coached teams, volunteered in many ways and am currently trying to set up an internship program for kids to aid with special olympic programs. I also co-founded a foundation which financially supports law school students (foundation set up after the death of a child hood friend who was a lawyer)
I am also the only brandeis alumni representative in pakistan and also the hon secretary of the Old Millfieldian Association (i attended boarding school in england) which has over 50+ members (currently organizing a dinner between indian and pakistani school alumni)
I am quite sure my recommendations and essays will be very strong and I am interested in working for my family business after mba. One last thing: I am a citizen of both Canada and pakistan (not sure what this implies in terms of my candidacy, if anything)
I am considering all the schools in the top 25, especially schools like northwestern reknown for marketing (and management).
Thanks again for your time. I really appreciate it.