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700+ GMAT, 2.8 GPA, Female Age 30/31. Too old for FT?

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700+ GMAT, 2.8 GPA, Female Age 30/31. Too old for FT? [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2013, 13:50
GMAT score of 700+, an undergrad GPA of 2.8 (downward trend) from a top 10 engineering school, Gender - female from India. I will be 31 soon. Am I considered too old?
I have steady promotions in the same line of work. I work as an engineer in California.

I graduated at 21 and I am 30 today. I have a total of 9 years of experience. Considering I have several years of work experience, am I at a disadvantage for a full-time MBA?

Post-MBA, I want to stay in tech. I want to do Business Development or Strategy in tech companies such as Google, Apple etc.

Target schools - Duke, Ross, INSEAD, LSB, UCLA, Tuck
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Re: 700+ GMAT, 2.8 GPA, Female Age 30/31. Too old for FT? [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2013, 18:48
monikajudd wrote:
GMAT score of 700+, an undergrad GPA of 2.8 (downward trend) from a top 10 engineering school, Gender - female from India. I will be 31 soon. Am I considered too old?
I have steady promotions in the same line of work. I work as an engineer in California.

I graduated at 21 and I am 30 today. I have a total of 9 years of experience. Considering I have several years of work experience, am I at a disadvantage for a full-time MBA?

Post-MBA, I want to stay in tech. I want to do Business Development or Strategy in tech companies such as Google, Apple etc.

Target schools - Duke, Ross, INSEAD, LSB, UCLA, Tuck



Absolutely not. Cheetarah1980 made it to Booth last year at 30+ ( http://cheetarah1980.blogspot.com/ ) and mbaover30 killed application season this year and is headed to Wharton ( http://mbaover30.com/ ).

Read their blogs, the both talk extensively about getting a MBA at above average age. The short and sweet of it, though, is that it is definitely possible. You have a good GMAT, and great work experience. Focus on telling your story in a coherent manner and expressing your goals clearly.

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Re: 700+ GMAT, 2.8 GPA, Female Age 30/31. Too old for FT? [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2013, 02:03
Hi Monika,

You have a decent GMAT score and an avg. GPA. You can write lot about achievements at work place in application essays and demonstrate leadership traits, maturity, professionalism and other aptitudes during final interviews. You can try your chances in b-school by clicking http://goo.gl/em5DX

Regarding your eligibility, the best point of contact would be MBA admission office. You must write to them and ask your specific concerns regarding eligibility criteria. You can target schools like: INSEAD, IMD, IE-Spain, St. Gallen-HSG, etc.

Feel free to post any other queries you might have. You can also PM your number to have a detail discussion on your profile and selection of b-schools.

Cheers!!
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monikajudd wrote:
GMAT score of 700+, an undergrad GPA of 2.8 (downward trend) from a top 10 engineering school, Gender - female from India. I will be 31 soon. Am I considered too old?
I have steady promotions in the same line of work. I work as an engineer in California.

I graduated at 21 and I am 30 today. I have a total of 9 years of experience. Considering I have several years of work experience, am I at a disadvantage for a full-time MBA?

Post-MBA, I want to stay in tech. I want to do Business Development or Strategy in tech companies such as Google, Apple etc.

Target schools - Duke, Ross, INSEAD, LSB, UCLA, Tuck

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Re: 700+ GMAT, 2.8 GPA, Female Age 30/31. Too old for FT?   [#permalink] 10 Apr 2013, 02:03
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