I'm applying for the hBS 2+2 program. Veritas prep has an amazing business model and it's good to see you put theory into practice. I would greatly greatly appreciate your advice and thoughts - and any thoughts about increasing my chances.
* University of Southern California, B.A. Urban Studies. Cumulative GPA: 4.0. GRE (I'm worried about this - i froze on the math section): 1200 (690 verbal, 510 Math)
* I'm interested in HBS to gain unique perspectives uncommon in the nonprofit, policy, academic world in organizational management, strategy, and social entrepreneurship to create more innovative, sustainable, and just cities and communities. I tell stories about my experience in community and in leadership for my personal statements.
* Extracurriculars (see my resume or linkedin for more detail)
o Community Organizing around community/campus issues, urban policy, and enviro/social justice
+ started a coalition of 15 organizations pushing for responsible development around USC. Won a national award by Campus Progress and invited to several national and global conferences due to work - one of my biggest achievements was when leaders I nominated won delegations to awards and to these conferences.
+ Started a national-based youth alliance called Youth for the American Dream, incorporating online communities, social media, and digital storytelling to retell the American Dream around issues of community, sustainability, and social justice.
o Policy and Academic Research with Professors and USC Urban Institute
+ My thesis won several awards, including prizes at the USC undergraduate research symposium (out of 200 submissions); gained the Phi Beta Kappa Honor for the top 2 USC students in academic excellence; gained acceptances in urban studies to the American Sociology Association, Society for the Study of Social Problems, and International Sociological Association Conferences- the top three sociology conferences.
+ Selected for a variety of nationally competitive programs and fellowships, including HBS Summer Venture in Management Program, Public Policy and International Affairs, Harvard's Galbraith Inequality Scholars Program.