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

It is currently 23 Oct 2014, 11:46

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

Age a concern? - Profile Review Requested

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 01 Apr 2012
Posts: 8
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Age a concern? - Profile Review Requested [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2012, 07:39
This is a great forum with excellent people. I have been planning for an MBA for a while but wasn't able to work on in till now. Here are some details:

Age:
Will be 30 when applying for 2013 admissions

Education:
Undergrad in a Computer-related Engineering field (outside North America and Europe), GPA 4/4
Master's Degree in a Computer-related engineering field from a top Canadian university, GPA 4/4

Work Experience:
~3 years engineering in a leading semiconductor company (doing software)
~4 years (by round 1) in a small and fast growing american software company
started in tech position but currently hold a management position in one of departments at the company

GMAT: 760+

Extra-curricular: very good.. both in university but mainly in an NGO.

Planning for R1/R2 for 2013 admissions..

I understand my profile is not weak, but should I be concerned about age? I do have some top schools in mind, but I have been reading that age may be an issue. Any feedback is welcome.

Last edited by misterclub on 02 Apr 2012, 04:29, edited 1 time in total.
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 27 Aug 2008
Posts: 12
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V36
WE: General Management (Retail Banking)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: Age a concern? - Profile Review Requested [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2012, 09:35
I have the same concern. My GMAT is not as strong as yours but I have an overall strong profile. I chose to take a shot at the April deadlines as I would be 29 at entry this fall if accepted. The other consideration I made was waiting is another year later I would get out. Several people I have spoken with for advice on this gave me the general idea that 30 and 8 years of good WE was the cap before your starting to be more of a fit for EMBA or solid night programs.
Director
Director
User avatar
Status: Go Blue!
Joined: 03 Jun 2010
Posts: 685
Location: United States (MO)
Concentration: Nonprofit, General Management
Schools: Michigan (Ross) - Class of 2015
GMAT 1: 740 Q47 V45
GRE 1: 336 Q169 V167
GPA: 3.22
WE: Information Technology (Manufacturing)
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 146 [0], given: 249

Re: Age a concern? - Profile Review Requested [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2012, 19:08
I'll be 32 with 11 years of work experience, and I received good news from many full-time MBA programs. There's no problem being 30+. People will tell you that you need a good rationale, but everyone needs a good rationale, regardless of age.
_________________

ME: PROFILE | CPA: BEC AUD FAR REG | CMA: ONE TWO

bitly bundles: mba rankings | mba programs

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Moderator
Moderator
avatar
Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 292
Followers: 27

Kudos [?]: 55 [0], given: 11

Premium Member
Re: Age a concern? - Profile Review Requested [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2012, 19:50
does-age-matter-for-an-mba-129703.html

this might help you :)
_________________

Free Essay Editing Service
free-profile-essay-review-service-free-129484.html

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 01 Apr 2010
Posts: 300
Location: Kuwait
Schools: Sloan '16 (M)
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V37
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 54 [0], given: 11

Re: Age a concern? - Profile Review Requested [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2012, 09:32
The average age at top schools sits at 27-28 years old, at 30 you are still comfortably within the middle 80% of accepted students age wise. It should not be a factor considering you also show great experience, although if you did apply 2-3 years from now it would be a tough call and executive mba programs might be more suitable.

Good luck!
Re: Age a concern? - Profile Review Requested   [#permalink] 20 Apr 2012, 09:32
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Is age a concern? - Please review profile misterclub 1 03 Apr 2012, 17:44
Experts publish their posts in the topic Please evaluate profile.. Should age be a concern? misterclub 1 03 Apr 2012, 17:42
Experts publish their posts in the topic Age a concern? - Profile Review Requested - Please misterclub 1 03 Apr 2012, 17:40
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation+Age concern rajatar 1 04 Nov 2011, 12:44
Experts publish their posts in the topic profile Evaluation + Age Concern rajatar 5 30 Oct 2011, 23:49
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Age a concern? - Profile Review Requested

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: OasisGC



cron

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®.