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New post 23 Nov 2008, 09:03
My stats are:

- 3.9 Econ, at think UMich/Berkeley/UVA
- 3 years of Outsourcing Sales experience within Management Consulting at think Deloitte/IBM Consulting by the time I plan to enter b-school
- Early promotion this year to consultant
- ~700 GMAT (registered for Dec exam)
- Applying 2009 for fall 2010.

That said, my concern is 1) with only 3 years of experience, which schools within the top 10 should I have concerns about getting into and 2) although I work at a consulting firm, what view would an adcom have regarding outsourcing sales work? Please let me know.
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Three years of work experience will make you competitive at almost all U.S. business schools these days. Two years or less of work experience is where some U.S. schools are drawing the line now. Regarding outsourcing sales work, the outsourcing part doesn't help you in the sense that outsourcing is a common profile element for many B-school applicants in one way or another, so it "hurts" in the sense that it doesn't help you stand out. The sales part doesn't help you if it seen as meaning you lead no one or you lack analytical skills. If you can show that these stereotypes about sales are false in your case and that you have substantial leadership experience at and/or outside of work than that minimizes the negative. Your association with strong-branded firms like Deloitte helps you.

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