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Low GRE // ~5 Years Work Experience -- Can this offset for top programs?

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Target Schools: HKS, Harris, Goldman, Wilson, Columbia   
 
Quick Profile Review: 
 
GRE Scores: V: 159 Q: 161 
 
GPA: 3.5 
 
Background: Finance/Intl Business at top 5 undergraduate business school 
 
Languages: 
 
Work Experience (~5 Years Upon Matriculation)
  • international banking experience at large global bank 
  • large tech company (focusing on strategy for international growth) 
  • founder of global non-profit operating across 5 countries 
  • speaker at various large-scale events (corporate, non-profit)
  • published author 
Career Goals: I've had an interesting blend of finance/technology/international development experience throughout my career thus far both professionally and via international projects outside of work that I have personally pursued or established. I am eager to blend my interests and hope to enter the impact investing space or venture into an economic development role. 
 
I'm a bit unsure about the caliber of my gre scores for these types of programs -- I seem to be on the lower end. Any feedback? Do you think my background can offset my scores? 

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If you input SAIS into the search engine - folks accepted into SAIS usually leave a comment on their GRE scores and sometimes tell how much in scholarship and fellowship funds they were offered based upon their GRE scores.

https://www.thegradcafe.com/survey/

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