I was hoping to get some insight into my application, and I have had a chance to review various message threads on the site.
I was hoping I could receive some insight into the potential of having my application accepted at one of the following MBA programs in Europe: 1. HEC Paris 2. INSEAD 3. IMD
GMAT: 1st attempt - 690 (Q46, V40)
Education: BA in Criminology
Current Employment: 3 years in non-profit management, overseeing 3 full-time staff, 4 par-time staff, and over 500 volunteers with annual volunteer hours of nearly 10,000 hrs. Raise millions annually, and serve as the head of events, PR/Communications, and database.
Background: From Canada; lived in 4 continents; traveled to 30+ countries; worked post grad for 1 year in Africa starting a non-profit; worked post grad for six months within my university's international education department prior to leaving for Africa; worked as senior research associate during university, in student government at all levels, fundraised nearly $100,000 to fund a housing project and led dozens of students on the ground during the project; initiated and ran multiple conferences at university; worked 4 years in family import/export company (small company, mainly exporting from china to Canada and Iran); do not speak French, but wife is French, and I can definitely pick up a language in 12-16 months as I can learn anything I put my mind to; willing to work anywhere in the world.
Undertaking an MBA in order to change industry, region, and role. Super intrigued in HEC Paris due to their Strategy specialization, and I know an alumni from INSEAD who speaks highly of the program. My wife has applied to HEC Paris for their masters program, hence why my 1st choice is HEC Paris.
Any advice that would allow me to increase my chances would be greatly appreciated. Planning on applying in the upcoming forth round.
[Edited by IdeaDriven on Mar 01, 2017]