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Unusual application [#permalink] New post 09 May 2011, 23:18
Hello everybody!

I would not post in here if I could classify myself. I will give you a short and not to detailed briefing about my situation.

I came from a middleschool and started my apprenticeship right away. I finished this one as a salesman, but nothing spectacular.
After that I worked for a big pharma company, a random job, nothing special. I did this job for about 4 years, then I had to quit to do my obligatory social year in Germany and spent there 9 month. During this time I decided to study. I went to Austria and finished my Bachelor in BA (exchange semester in Mexico), my average mark is about an 80%+ (or 1,8 German/Austrian) and I finished without honors.
During this time I had a high profile internship in the pharma company, therefore I went to the headquaters based in Basel/Switzerland, I was even allowed to attend several Leadship-Team meetings, one of them in Spain/Madrid.
Thereafter I travelled for 6 month through Asia, just to come home and do my GMAT.

From all my jobs I ever had I could obtain extremly good employers' references.

Age 27
Male
German
Englisch, German fluent
Spanish more or less
Started to "work" with 13 as a paperboy and since then always work whenever I could.
TOEFL: 98
GMAT: 750

Helping my mother a lot with her social project for poor countries.
Member of the local football team for 20 years.
Extremly sportive (Mountainbiking in the Alps, Swimming, Football, Jogging, Wintersports,...)
A lot of cultural expieriences (I have visited 32 countries in my life so far, quite some of them are 3rd world countries)

Since I want to apply for the MiM at the LBS and Masters of other high profile universities, I wanted to ask if I still fit in there. The average age is about 22-25, mostly people didnt work before and I sure don't fit the average.

I would be really thankful if somebody could help me to sort me into: Your CV is wierd - no chance! Or maybe this is more (what I think): Interesting way - some expirience in the classroom! Or maybe: Whatever - nobody cares about that!

Thank you very much in advance, sure I'll reply again!


Best regards
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Re: Unusual application [#permalink] New post 11 May 2011, 07:02
I'm 26 and did all my applications this year when I was 25.

After my undergrad, I spent a year abroad studying Chinese, then worked in China for a year, before spending the last year traveling. My GMAT is 680

I was rejected at LBS, and I feel that my age had something to do with it, even though I technically had less than a year of real work experience. However, I was accepted at LSE and Cass among others.

The good news that you will be accepted somewhere, but it may be more difficult than as a younger person.
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Re: Unusual application [#permalink] New post 11 May 2011, 12:43
zeus1234 wrote:
I'm 26 and did all my applications this year when I was 25.

After my undergrad, I spent a year abroad studying Chinese, then worked in China for a year, before spending the last year traveling. My GMAT is 680

I was rejected at LBS, and I feel that my age had something to do with it, even though I technically had less than a year of real work experience. However, I was accepted at LSE and Cass among others.

The good news that you will be accepted somewhere, but it may be more difficult than as a younger person.


Yes I think the LBS in that way likes them young. I am going to apply anyways, I think it is just worth the try.

Thank you very much.
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