Thanks for the encouraging reply..never thought would hear from you!!Ok, i just wanted to ask the question that will all my leadership experiences in my college be good enough? Or is it that i have to demonstrate such potential in my work also? I asked this because it is very difficult for me take leadership positions in such short career in my industry though i can give examples of my decisions influencing my team. I am not sure whether the schools that you have mentioned accept people with just 2 years experience. That is the main reason i was targeting UCLA and carnegie mellon. They admit even college seniors. Can you help me out with this ?
Schools will understand that you can't have alot of leadership opportunities early in your career so they will take into account your college leadership. However, I recommend that you use your community or extracurricular activities to show the leadership you can't show at work. Volunteer for activities in which you take on responsibilities and coordinate others. If you do, then schools won't have to look only at your college activities for leadership.
In my experience, two to three years of work experience is the minium for the middle 80% of most schools' classes, though obviously that lower 10% got in with less than two to three years. So it is possible, but you'll need to explain why you can't wait for an MBA (why you need it now) and explain why you, the younger applicant
, are just as qualified as the 26-year-old typical applicant. That's a tough sell for many applicants.
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