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Everything is high, but Work experience is low.! What to do?

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Everything is high, but Work experience is low.! What to do? [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2006, 13:04
Hi Linda...I want to apply to current round - Chicago, Darden, Stanford, Columbia. I think I am a little bit late.

I have strong academic background( awards, olympiad champiobn, GPA=4) and GMAT=750. I am head of my class(at college), ex chairman and co-founder of high-school alumni network, Captain of class intelluectual Game team, and Party Organizer for University Student Union. I am college senior from Azerbaijan (20 years old). I want MBA for FALL 2006. I only have 3 years part-time work, and 5 month work at non-profit organization.

Do you think that it is rational to apply to universities I mentioned above now? And if yes o which? And do they have sympathy to young applicants?
I plan to apply to Darden now. What do you think?

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Re: Everything is high, but Work experience is low.! What to [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2006, 11:35
MBA Wolf wrote:
Hi Linda...I want to apply to current round - Chicago, Darden, Stanford, Columbia. I think I am a little bit late.

I have strong academic background( awards, olympiad champiobn, GPA=4) and GMAT=750. I am head of my class(at college), ex chairman and co-founder of high-school alumni network, Captain of class intelluectual Game team, and Party Organizer for University Student Union. I am college senior from Azerbaijan (20 years old). I want MBA for FALL 2006. I only have 3 years part-time work, and 5 month work at non-profit organization.

Do you think that it is rational to apply to universities I mentioned above now? And if yes o which? And do they have sympathy to young applicants?
I plan to apply to Darden now. What do you think?

Best,
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MBA Wolf,

I'll be answering for Linda. Yes, it is late in the game, but strong applicants will get accepted in late rounds, and there are strategic advantages to applying late rather than waiting til next year (see the Accepted.com tip at http://www.accepted.com/newsletter/2004 ... aspx#essay ).

Your Azerbaijani background (unusual) and strong GMAT will get schools' attention, but for many schools your age will be a problem. Of the schools you listed Stanford is known to be sympathetic to college-age and young applicants. Other young-skewing B schools include Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, U. Texas Austin, and UNC (among others).

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.. [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2006, 12:07
Thanks Paul. You gave me more hope. In fact I have already applied to Tuck, MIT, and Harvard in Round 2. I was interviewed by Tuck, and wait for others. In fact, some people said that my Azerbaijani background won't help me, as Azerbaijan is considered a typical post-soviet country.

Also, I was surprised with your knowledge about Azerbaijan.(as you called me Azerbaijani). I think there aren't many students in top schools from my country. But I recently met one in Wharton.

In fact it may seem strange that I apply to many schools, but I don't want to stay here the next year. So, I will applt to Darden now (as it has higher acceptance rate 37%) and to Stanford. I wanted to apply to Chicago too. But I don't think I will be able to undertake so many, and also, you didn't give hope :lol: ....

Hope to return with good news soon..
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