Thanks for posting. You've got some really great stuff in your profile so far... EXCEPT for full-time work experience.
To ensure I'm following your educational path, you described at one point that you are 'finishing undergrad soon'... if that is truly the case you could look at some of the programs for undergrads such as Yale Silver Scholars, HBS 2+2, and Stanford's program.... however I'm not sure your desired timeline as you would normally apply to those in fall of your senior year. If not that approach, what was your reasoning for planning to apply to b-school already, before working some? Most incoming students at top US schools have an average of 5 years of full-time work experience, and it is quite important to bring some experience to the MBA as much of your learning comes from your peers as well, via team work and case studies and class discussions... so schools want to make sure everyone has something of value to contribute to those settings. You've certainly got a great start with your experiences, involvements, academic success and international experience during university, so the remaining piece would be the work experience. If you are definitely set on applying asap, another option you could consider is a Masters in Management, which is designed for an earlier phase of the professional life, generally right after undergrad. And keep in mind explaining WHY you want the MBA is also an important part of the application that affects admission. Lots to think about! Let us know if you have further questions or would like to discuss via a free consultation on phone/skype at any point. Good luck!
Thank you very much for your reply
Frankly writing, I am in a very special situation right now.
I will graduate next year from my university as I mentioned above in my profile. This is true and I know it for sure that MBA programs require future MBA students to have at least 2-3 years of professional experience. However, I planning to emigrate to the US and I think that it will be difficult to find any position there with my current diploma. That is why I thought that MBA might be a good option for me to consider which in my opinion will certainly boost my chances to find a well-paid job in the future and give me a chance to make a good use of skills that I have. Writing more precisely about my future plans, I want to assert the fact that I want to work for international business/international marketing company after graduation and as a long term goal I have a plan to open my own business.
That is why I still have some questions unanswered and I would be very glad if you could help.
1) I`ve been working in a local consulting firm as a marketing associate since June 2013 (40+ hours a week - from 1 pm till 8 pm every day including Saturdays) - will it be considered as a full time position?
2) I know that I need to submit two letters of recommendations from my supervisors - may I translate a letter of recommendation written by my current supervisor in Russian? Moreover I know that adcom may call my supervisor and talk to him about my recommendation letters (eventually I am asking because he does not speak any English and will not respond to adcom questions properly) - what should I do?
3) I heard that top schools don`t usually give full scholarships to students. Having in mind that this is the only possibility for me, do I need to consider middle range schools then?
Thank you very much for assistance - you are really making my life easier.