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23 and looking to apply to MBA in ~3 years. What do I need to do to better my chances for an M7? Context: Mid-level undergrad with 3.79 GPA, top of class performer at IBM, have Negotiation Mastery and Disruptive Strategy certifications from HBS, not sure what to work on next.

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Get a good EC which aligns well with your story. Take a month off work if needed and crush the GMAT/GRE

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Extracurricular activity. As for the leave - it can be either. But I wrote my gmat before I started working and it was the biggest blessing.

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Do you have any community involvement? I’d definitely do that.

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Looking for ways to get more involved, just moved to NY so hoping to find some stuff

GMAT, ECs, kill the game at IBM to ensure good recs. The certifications are fine to have but don’t spend any more time on those type of things, they don’t do anything IMO. Fellow IBMer here, got into two M7’s R1, feel free to PM.

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IBMer here, I also got into 2 M7s this past R1 and started planning my app strategy in early 2019. Feel free to PM me

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