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Age 33 12 years WE why is that a TABOO for my application?

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Re: Age 33 12 years WE why is that a TABOO for my application? [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2013, 21:02
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From what I researched so far - EMBA seems to have predominantly senior management profiles. With international and business background. That is a hit for me. So - I really have to push myself too hard...any tips!!!!


Please see Executive MBA Admissions 101.

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Re: Age 33 12 years WE why is that a TABOO for my application? [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2013, 10:31
Good one Linda. Also I must share, found out that Queens FT MBA offers optional, post course completion - internship option in related industry. So, is that not a leading edge over Ivey MBA, for my particular situation....
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Re: Age 33 12 years WE why is that a TABOO for my application? [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2013, 21:43
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From what I researched so far - EMBA seems to have predominantly senior management profiles. With international and business background. That is a hit for me. So - I really have to push myself too hard...any tips!!!!


Basically, make the most of what you have. Demonstrate leadershipand impact. The hospitality industry should exposed you to different groups and maybe different nationalities. I also believe you are an immigrant so in that sense you are multi-national. This page has a lot of tips on writing the essays: http://www.accepted.com/mba/applicationessays.aspx .
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Re: Age 33 12 years WE why is that a TABOO for my application? [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2013, 05:44
Thanks Linda, a lot of your advises and links has relevantly helped me. As of now, I am waiting for Queen's confirmation of optional internship...will share my feedback and questions once I have finished my research on that....
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All about Richard Ivey: all-about-richard-ivey-148594.html#p1190518

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Re: Age 33 12 years WE why is that a TABOO for my application? [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2013, 18:40
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From what I researched so far - EMBA seems to have predominantly senior management profiles. With international and business background. That is a hit for me. So - I really have to push myself too hard...any tips!!!!


Focus on impact and achievement. quantify when possible. Relates examples that show your leadership and managerial skill.

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Re: Age 33 12 years WE why is that a TABOO for my application? [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2013, 21:21
Thanks again Linda. Queen's optional internship is more focused towards entrepreneurs and not any other field. However, during the course, they have associations with major fields like Consulting Association (one of it) to gain experience. I am still inclined towards Ivey for their case based method and ofcourse alumni networking.

Linda, will you be able to share some insights of best dressing my Resume.....Will you like to evaluate my current profile a bit more in detail, do let me know, I will then like to share my current Resume with you.

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All about Richard Ivey: all-about-richard-ivey-148594.html#p1190518

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Re: Age 33 12 years WE why is that a TABOO for my application? [#permalink] New post 05 May 2013, 20:28
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Thanks again Linda. Queen's optional internship is more focused towards entrepreneurs and not any other field. However, during the course, they have associations with major fields like Consulting Association (one of it) to gain experience. I am still inclined towards Ivey for their case based method and ofcourse alumni networking.

Linda, will you be able to share some insights of best dressing my Resume.....Will you like to evaluate my current profile a bit more in detail, do let me know, I will then like to share my current Resume with you.

cheers


I or one of my staff would be happy to provide feedback on your resume, but we need to charge for doing so. Please see http://www.accepted.com/services/mba/resumeediting.aspx .

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Linda
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Re: Age 33 12 years WE why is that a TABOO for my application? [#permalink] New post 06 May 2013, 00:20
Thanks Linda. Will review the link you provided...partly did. good stuff. need more time. in the meantime is it possible for you to share more insights on sloan-stanford master program...i am in touch with them, so have browsed their web. how my profile, as shared with you, and post academics aspirations, match up to their course...i cant fit that well wt the research i did so far....
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My GMAT journey begins: my-gmat-journey-begins-122251.html

All about Richard Ivey: all-about-richard-ivey-148594.html#p1190518

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Re: Age 33 12 years WE why is that a TABOO for my application? [#permalink] New post 06 May 2013, 21:59
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Thanks Linda. Will review the link you provided...partly did. good stuff. need more time. in the meantime is it possible for you to share more insights on sloan-stanford master program...i am in touch with them, so have browsed their web. how my profile, as shared with you, and post academics aspirations, match up to their course...i cant fit that well wt the research i did so far....


In some respects it's a good fit and in some ways, I'm not so sure.
Pros
  • It is for experienced managers, and you seem to have the right amount of experience.
  • You anticipate earning a competitive GMAT.
  • It is a top program
  • You wanted full-time; it is full-time, but only one year.

Cons

  • The Sloan Fellows programs are not really designed to facilitate a major career change. It is either for people looking to move up the corporate ladder or run their own businesses more effectively.
  • While I know you have worked in the hospitality industry, I don't have a clear idea of how much managerial responsibility you have shouldered there. For Stanford Sloan, it has to be real and significant. Based on your concerns about lack of seniority in earlier posts, I think that could be an issue here too

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Re: Age 33 12 years WE why is that a TABOO for my application? [#permalink] New post 13 May 2013, 05:00
Hey. I'm 31 years old, 12 years F/T work experience, 11 of those years in management as I only completed the first year of my undergrad. I was in the same boat as you when I looked into MBA/EMBA options. I didn't want to sit in a classroom where my classmates may only have 3 years experience, yet I didn't feel I had enough experience for an EMBA, mainly because I felt I would be the youngest in that class. So I wrote my GMAT (690) and I applied to 3 schools - 2 F/T MBA and 1 EMBA - and fortunately, I got into all 3 :) So now I have a tough decision to make, but I'm definitely leaning toward the EMBA. From your past posts, I feel that you're very much against this option, and I'm just wondering why that is?

Anyway, you won't know anything until you take the first step: Prepare for and write the GMAT. Then you'll know which schools you're a potential candidate for.

Good luck!
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