Requesting some advice from the MGoBlog community, and specifically MBA program students/graduates.
I'm planning to go back to school in the fall of 2015 for a full time MBA...long story short I am both desperately in want of a career change and also want to beef up my resume/business knowledge. A little further background, I am in my mid 20s, in-state with I'd say average work experience and undergrad GPA. My GMAT right now is a 650 and I am taking it again in one month to try and boost it into the 680-690 range, with the benefit of some quant tutoring. My dream school is Ross: one of my parents went there, it's a highly ranked school and I have always wanted a degree from Michigan. If I can't get into Ross, I really love Seattle and am looking at UW-Foster, otherwise I'm looking at mostly Big Ten schools where I'd qualify for scholarship money.
I came to this decision a bit late in the game as I am obviously hoping to still get in to a school in Round 3 so I can enroll in the fall. I'm hoping for answers to a couple questions:
1. What was your admissions process/experience like at Ross or other MBA programs?
2. What were some other schools you considered, or think I might want to look at?
3. What's some advice you have in choosing programs, getting admitted, making the most out of B-school, etc.
I've posted on a couple boards like beat the GMAT, etc about this but wanted to ask for your advice/opinions. Thanks in advance.
Mods feel free to take down if this is too OT.