Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 24 Oct 2014, 19:02

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

How much will my age hurt my application?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 311
Location: United States
Schools: Dartmouth (Tuck) - Class of 2014
WE: Corporate Finance (Real Estate)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 1

How much will my age hurt my application? [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2011, 17:01
I plan on applying this fall. I'm 29 yrs old, turning 30 in October. Here's the deal though, I only have 4.5 years work experience because I had to interrupt my undergrad for financial reasons, work for 2 years, then finish up my credits. So on my resume I actually graduated December 2006. Began working on my career track in earnest since beginning of 07'.

I'm worried that my age will ding me pretty badly. My work experience is so-so, I worked as an Analyst at a REIT (real estate investment trust) underwriting deals for a couple of years (got great experience managing projects because it was a small firm), then I worked within real estate finance/asset management for one of the largest banks in the world for another 2, I just recently moved once again to a position again in the real estate finance realm, with another known institution.

I should also mention that I'm a URM (black),....I don't know how much of an impact that has on applications. My GPA is 3.1 so I'm sure that will hurt pretty badly.

I'm also interested in opening my own shop providing integrated asset management support applications for certain niche property managers. This stems from my experience in 2 different jobs on systems enhancements and conversions. I'd love to go to a top10 school, might be a long shot but i'll try.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Apr 2011
Posts: 106
Location: United States
Concentration: Leadership, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.54
WE: Military Officer (Military & Defense)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

Re: How much will my age hurt my application? [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2011, 10:25
Where are you trying to apply. It is all about your essays dude. Attack/Address what you think your perceived weaknesses are. Explain how you overcame adversity and still hanging strong, etc.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: I will not stop until i realise my goal which is my dream too
Joined: 25 Feb 2010
Posts: 235
Schools: Johnson '15
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 16

Re: How much will my age hurt my application? [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2011, 06:21
May be you need to consider the 1 year Executive MBAs where the requirement would be certain level of experience?

FYI i am 31, and i want to do my MBA In INDIAan best universities like IIMA, IIMB, IIMC , ISB etc
_________________

Regards,
Harsha

Note: Give me kudos if my approach is right , else help me understand where i am missing.. I want to bell the GMAT Cat ;)

Satyameva Jayate - Truth alone triumphs

Re: How much will my age hurt my application?   [#permalink] 05 Jul 2011, 06:21
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic How much will my age hurt me? mooze 3 30 Apr 2011, 13:14
Experts publish their posts in the topic How much will my age hurt me? mooze 1 29 Apr 2011, 17:04
Experts publish their posts in the topic Will AWA 3.5 hurt my application? yaozo 3 07 May 2010, 23:51
Unemployment hurting my application profile? BearStearner 23 09 Dec 2008, 09:05
How much does age play into application? cmns18 0 14 Aug 2006, 07:06
Display posts from previous: Sort by

How much will my age hurt my application?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.