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3 years for elite school. [#permalink] New post 14 May 2008, 11:43
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Re: 3 years for elite school. [#permalink] New post 18 May 2008, 08:43
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lsuguy07,

I think you're off to a very strong start. You will have a chance at the schools you mentioned (less so at the long shots, of course) if you can rack up some more leadership/impact at work and can deepen the extracurricular/community profile. Regarding the latter, I think you need something big--aim for a leadership role or even start something. I like the Louisiana/Katrina theme, so maybe you could find/start something related to post-Katrina rebuilding where you are the driving force? Your IT niche will not help you too much since it is a common pre-MBA field, but the startup experience is an asset. Perhaps this is another way in which you can strengthen your profile, assuming you have the time: get some other entreprenuerial venture going outside of work. If you don't have the time for that, then perhaps try to generate as much evidence as you can in your current work that you are on the "fast track."

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Re: 3 years for elite school. [#permalink] New post 18 May 2008, 19:24
So you don't think I'll have a problem using work experience that was pre-graduation for me? I'm know adcoms probably won't accept this as "work experience" but can I still put it on my resume and in essays? The experience I got at the IT startup has been far more meaningful than my current job.
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Re: 3 years for elite school. [#permalink] New post 23 May 2008, 07:29
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Oh yes, you can and should put pre-graduation experience on your resume and if it was significant for you in your essays as well. Naturally, in the essays you want most of your stories to be recent.

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