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# Age of Recruits?

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Intern
Joined: 15 Oct 2012
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24 Feb 2014, 12:53
Hello,

I'm on the older end of the candidate spectrum here (32 when I begin my full-time program). I'm coming from a retail background.

Will my age preclude me from recruitment in a retail consulting firm like Kurt Salmon or a retail division of one of the Big 3? I'm heading into a Top 25 program in the Fall.

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Director
Joined: 20 May 2013
Posts: 599

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Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44

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25 Feb 2014, 11:08
No. Age discrimination is illegal. Individual recruiters may have their own biases one way or another, but shouldn't impact you significantly one way or another. The one thing you'll need to show is that you'll be okay with the road-life in your mid 30's.

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Intern
Joined: 04 May 2012
Posts: 24

Kudos [?]: 10 [1], given: 10

Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 740 Q42 V49
GPA: 3
WE: Operations (Energy and Utilities)

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25 Feb 2014, 11:14
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mgh234 wrote:
Age discrimination is illegal.

LOL

Posted from my mobile device

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Intern
Joined: 01 Mar 2014
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01 Mar 2014, 07:03
Officially yes, but practically I have seen this happening in companies

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Current Student
Joined: 30 Jan 2010
Posts: 301

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Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Economics
Schools: Chicago Booth - Class of 2015
WE: Project Management (Real Estate)

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12 Mar 2014, 23:26
Hello,

I'm on the older end of the candidate spectrum here (32 when I begin my full-time program). I'm coming from a retail background.

Will my age preclude me from recruitment in a retail consulting firm like Kurt Salmon or a retail division of one of the Big 3? I'm heading into a Top 25 program in the Fall.

I know folks that started at MBB firms in their 30's. Also, in regards to you comments about "a retail division," MBB generally start everyone as a generalist and don't do any practice-specific hiring on-campus. McKinsey BTO and Ops are notable exceptions.

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Re: Age of Recruits?   [#permalink] 12 Mar 2014, 23:26
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