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Unusual application [#permalink] New post 09 May 2011, 23:31
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.

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 10 May 2011, 03:33
you might be better off asking some admission consultant for feedback here
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novi wrote:
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.

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 10 May 2011, 08:03
Why would you like to go for Masters? You will be bored to death studying with 22 year old (the majority) students who came straight from their Bachelors or have never worked in their life! :D I am completely stereotyping here but if I were you, I would definitely go for an MBA instead! You will learn so much more from your classes and especially your classmates. And you will be able to give so much in return. Your profile is very interesting and with your GMAT and CV, any business school would love to have you (unless you bombed your interviews). Apply to all top MBA programs around the world, or the region of your preference.

I think you would benefit so much more from an MBA at LBS instead of MiM.
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Re: Unusual application [#permalink] New post 10 May 2011, 20:58
Are you from the Gymnasium / Uni track in Germany? Given your high GMAT score you seem like a good candidate for US universities, especially if they are less familiar with the early German educational segregation. When it comes to references, you need to man up (dont mean to be sexist) and get some good recommendations.

Don't worry about it, 97% of us are bullshitting anyways - we're talking about MBAs here. I think you will be able to put together a nice cohesive application to the program of your choice. 750 says a lot.
Re: Unusual application   [#permalink] 10 May 2011, 20:58
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