Lack of Experience : Ask Admission Consultants
Check GMAT Club App Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

It is currently 09 Dec 2016, 08:33
GMAT Club Tests

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.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Lack of Experience

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 28 Jun 2009
Posts: 49
Followers: 2

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

Lack of Experience [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Oct 2009, 18:47
I am currently an undergraduate student at a medium-sized state school in Pennsylvania

GPA: 3.65
GMAT: 710 (Q 45 V41)

However, I am lacking real-world experience.

How should I approach the admissions process with this flaw in my application?

and

Will lack of experience hurt me at University of Pittsburgh and Penn State?

Any other school suggestions?

Thanks for your time
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Status: Trust Experience, Trust Success
Affiliations: U. Chicago, Johns Hopkins, AIGAC
Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Posts: 1775
Followers: 15

Kudos [?]: 184 [0], given: 0

Re: Lack of Experience [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Oct 2009, 20:53
adamv30,

If you're saying that you have no work experience at all, then, yes, you are not ready to apply to the vast majority of business schools. If you also lack leadership in extracurricular roles, you should wait a couple of years until you've addressed these issues. Given your GMAT score, and assuming you do have some part-time work experience and decent extracurriculars, you may have a shot at Pitt and Penn State. To recommend other schools I would need to know more about you. However as a rough rule of thumb your GMAT score may be attractive enough at schools with average GMATs below, say, 650 for them to overlook your other deficiencies. See this Accepted.com item on young applicants.

Good luck,
Re: Lack of Experience   [#permalink] 29 Oct 2009, 20:53
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic MBA Programs and lacking in Work Experience unknownub 3 10 Feb 2013, 22:40
Experts publish their posts in the topic Lacking Work Experience - Profile Evaluation rmobeen 4 08 Aug 2011, 08:41
Lacking Conventional Work Experience - Profile Evaluation rmobeen 1 07 Aug 2011, 12:00
Experts publish their posts in the topic Lack of extracurriculars during college... Rubashov1 3 09 Nov 2007, 10:59
Lack of extracurriculars blazinhotkidd 1 20 Aug 2007, 12:04
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Lack of Experience

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| 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®.