Hello all, I just recently joined GMAT Club to get a feel for what to expect in business school. I am a young candidate, so I have been researching forums for topics regarding younger candidates and various opinions on those who have decided to pursue their MBA at a young age. However, most of the responses that I have found on these topics were from people who did not receive their MBA at a young age. Not to discredit those opinions of course, as I respect everyone's opinion. I am curious to get opinions from people who chose to pursue their MBA at a young age (25 or younger).
I would like to hear some of your experiences. The good, the bad, and the ugly. What are some disadvantages you had? Advantages? What are some difficulties you faced while in school? What ultimately led to your decision to pursue an MBA at a young age?
I am also undergraduate like you and I will graduate at 2014. However, I am not considering doing MBA at least 3 years , optimally 4 after graduation. By that point I will have turned 26 or 27 which is I guess the average age of many applicants.
I have been researching the possibility to do my MBA very early, perhaps right after graduation or 1 one year after graduation. If you notice, I registered in this forum in 2010 , when I started my undergraduate degree. I have so far been wondering what path to take.
Almost everybody tried to convince me that an MBA straight after college is pointless. And I now realize they had a point. However, as you seem to have made your mind , I am not trying to convince you. However, given your stats , as you put it, 580 on GMAT, ~3.30 GPA, it seems you will a lot of trouble getting into a top 25 school. The very few ppl who manage to go there without at least 3 years of WE have solid GPAs and GMAT , background from a top school and solid summer internships.