I saw this scenario frequently when I was the Director of MBA Admissions.
Are you legally able to work in the US? Sometimes spouses are not able to be legally employed in the US, and admissions committees understand this (and have seen it many times).
If you have been able to legally work in the US, why have you not pursued employment?
The most successful way I've seen managing this situation is an applicant who, while she did work in the US, became very involved in volunteer activities, assuming leadership roles and making significant impact in her community. She gained great experience, had wonderful references and very successfully managed her gap in employment.
I hope this is helpful to you. If I can provide further assistance, contact me. I'll be happy to visit with you.
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15 Years as Director of MBA Admissions - Now Working For the Applicants as the MBA Admissions Coach
Wendy Flynn is the MBA Admissions Coach, providing comprehensive MBA admissions consulting services. As the former Director of MBA Admissions for 15 years at a top-30 MBA pgoram, Wendy holds deep expertise in admissions issues for Full-Time, Executive and Professional (Part-Time) MBA Programs. Through her blog, MBA Expert Insights, she brings the view of the Director of MBA admissions to MBA applicants and others.
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