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Profile Eval 24/F too young? [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 08:06
24 years (grad '08)
GMAT 710
gpa 3.4
bachelors in Marketing
work exp 2 years post-grad.

I am the Marketing Manager and Office Manager at a very very small company (<10 employees) which has been in business for 5yrs, but almost went under 3 years ago (I was hired at that time). I have taken the company's marketing plans, expanded them and helped to more then triple our gross income.
work exp includes:
- Researched, built, and created a social network based off our company. I am turning it into an entirely new venture for our company and have researched and decided it is marketable enough to stand on its own.
-I manage the marketing campaigns for all 3 divisions of the company (from start to finish) and want to further expand the services to include a 4th "company" within our company.
- experience through this company in B2B, B2C, viral, direct, traditional, product placement, market research, branding, entertainment marketing, and managing other employees for marketing/pr... I basically live and breathe the marketing of this company

Extracurriculars: started community outreach for our company, help marketing for a friend's start up company, have a website blog, pet adoptions.

I have "found myself" and I loved marketing since high school. Why MBA now? Our company is going to be expanding to other cities and this is the perfect time to really put our marketing into full gear. I plan on staying involved/working long-distance with the company while getting my MBA. My long-term goal is to work with an agency to change their client's branding strategy and consumer perception.

Am I too young to apply? I know the avg age is 28 and I will be 4 years below that when I apply, but I feel being in such a small start-up company has given me so much experience in a really short time.

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What do you think my chances are honestly???? Do I need to raise my GMAT???
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Re: Profile Eval 24/F too young? [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 14:47
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Hi mktpaws,

I don't think you're too young with three years of full-time work experience, although I noticed that the schools that these days most seem to prize younger applicants (like HBS and Stanford) aren't on your list. Anyway, I don't see a need for you to wait abother year or to, simply for the sake of having a little more work experience when you apply.

Your overall GMAT score (710) is fine, although it also depends on what your quant/verbal breakdown was. If either score was below the 80th percentile, you may want to try again, just because you have the time to do so (I assume you'll apply in fall).

Two other thoughts: Since you were a marketing major and didn't have a super high GPA, consider taking a college course in calculus/stats/econ/finance (unless you already did a lot of that in college), just to show that you can handle the more quant-heavy work. Also, you mentioned that you plan to keep working for your company... That would be best for a part-time program. Full-time MBA programs don't really want to hear that you plan on giving them anything less than 100% of your full attention!



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