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Help choosing the right school(s).

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Help choosing the right school(s).

Post Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:54 pm
First and foremost, thank you for your help and advice given.

I am a 29 year old male , URM/African American
GMAT (640 43Q, 34V) (might retake, but window will open after deadlines)
Graduated from a US top 75 private university where I earned a dismal 2.39 overall GPA. There are other factors that contributed to my low GPA which I intend to address in my essays.
I double majored in Economics and Public Policy
I was also a walk-on (non-scholarship) member of the football team, while working part-time during the spring semesters and eventually earned a Full Athletic Scholarship.
Also, to address the low GPA, I have taken Mathematics for management from UCLA extension program and earned an A. I have also taken Accounting from the local community college earning a B (89.4% got rounded).

I currently work in Investment Banking - Capital Markets as a Trader/Underwriter (in a revenue generating position for the company)

Outside of work, I volunteer with the Big Brother, Big Sister organization and participate in alumni events for my alma mater
I also referee middle and high school basketball during the school year and coach a winter church league basketball team.

I still have research to do but I plan to apply to 4-6 of the consortium schools (Texas, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia are potentials) as well as Harvard and Northwestern as reaches.
Short term goal is to transition into a corporate finance role or a rotational program to gain experience of a company's operations at a macro level, with the end goal of becoming a CFO at a large company.

Any recommendations based on my profile?

Thank you again for your help!

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