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Unusual application [#permalink] New post 10 May 2011, 04:04
Hello everybody, hello Andi!

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, which are about 5 so far.

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 13 May 2011, 17:09
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Hi novi:

I will be honest. I am confused regarding the nature of your post or even if you meant to post in this "ask Paul" forum.
Who is "Andi"? was this message intended for me or for someone else? In any meaningful interaction, the more you put into defining what it is you want and taking an active interest in getting an answer, the more you will get out of it.

The other thing I would suggest is to clearly state what your question is. I am reading through your post and initially you start out by saying it is hard to classify yourself. I would add to that. I would say that it is really hard to classify what it is that you are asking for.

I believe that your question is -- "am I eligible for Masters programs at LBS and other top universities?"
I am not sure if your question is centered on any general Masters program or the MBA. This is very unclear.

What I can tell you is that based on your GMAT score, you will be able to pass the first and highest hurdle -- which is, to be clear, having a competitive GMAT score. I do not think that your work or personal history is particularly weird.

Given that I have no insight into your leadership experiences or even what you really do it work, I am missing that critical component of evaluating your profile. Even more so, I am completely missing what your goals are and what you want to do with an MBA or Masters degree. I also have no insight into why it is you volunteer or made all those changes as an undergraduate. These are things only you can explain to me, in order for me to evaluate your profile.

What I can tell you, is that if you write the way you just did in this post -- to any varying degree -- you will most deathly at proms communicating with an admissions committee reader. You made a lot of assumptions about your profile that threw me off and in the rest of your profile was hard to read, especially when I did not know what you want to know, where the post was going or what the end goal was with respect to answer your question.

I think that there is a potential story here, I suggest you work with either an admissions consultant or an editor. I believe that was the "Andi" person that you addressed this message to the first place. ;)

Respectfully,
Paul Lanzillotti

novi wrote:
Hello everybody, hello Andi!

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, which are about 5 so far.

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 27 May 2011, 06:33
Hello Paul,

you got it right, this was not meant for you.

Thanks for your comment anyways and the time you put into it.

Greatings!
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