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Hello guys!

I am currently studying History (M.A.) at a german university and I have recently been admitted to an exchange program at EHESS this fall (French grand ecole for social sciences). I will have finished my MA degree by summer 2018 and I am planning to apply for a Master in Management afterwards (= Fall 2018). I think I should mention that I am Luxembourger and I had mathematics and economics as "main subject" in school. You may know that Luxembourg is renowned for its banking sector and we have many consulting agencies over here like Deloitte, PwC...
In order to broaden my career prospects I was thinking of doing a MiM at HEC, ESSEC or LSE which the Student Advisory Service here suggested me to do. Since I will be 25 years old this year when I would be applying in R1 in October for HEC etc. I thought that it was a good thing that they don't require any work experience because I have none at all and I would feel a bit old if had to work for 1 year in order to be eligible to apply. (I want to finish any studies before I am 30y old....)

But when I read the HEC MiM FAQ I found out that they want you to write an essay about your most recent work experience!? This sounds contradictory to me. Why do they praise their MiM to require no work experience in order to apply but require you to write an essay about your work experience at the same time? I don't understand this...
They only thing I did was assisting at a luxembourgish ballout counting for 1 day, a photography shooting with some models for 1 day and an Internship at ING Bank for 1 week when I was 16/17 years old, arranged by my school...
What do you think? Can I write an essay about this or how shall I understand this prerequisite? Do you think I should apply anyway?

Thanks a lot guys! :)
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Ravenloft wrote:
Hello guys!

I am currently studying History (M.A.) at a german university and I have recently been admitted to an exchange program at EHESS this fall (French grand ecole for social sciences). I will have finished my MA degree by summer 2018 and I am planning to apply for a Master in Management afterwards (= Fall 2018). I think I should mention that I am Luxembourger and I had mathematics and economics as "main subject" in school. You may know that Luxembourg is renowned for its banking sector and we have many consulting agencies over here like Deloitte, PwC...
In order to broaden my career prospects I was thinking of doing a MiM at HEC, ESSEC or LSE which the Student Advisory Service here suggested me to do. Since I will be 25 years old this year when I would be applying in R1 in October for HEC etc. I thought that it was a good thing that they don't require any work experience because I have none at all and I would feel a bit old if had to work for 1 year in order to be eligible to apply. (I want to finish any studies before I am 30y old....)

But when I read the HEC MiM FAQ I found out that they want you to write an essay about your most recent work experience!? This sounds contradictory to me. Why do they praise their MiM to require no work experience in order to apply but require you to write an essay about your work experience at the same time? I don't understand this...
They only thing I did was assisting at a luxembourgish ballout counting for 1 day, a photography shooting with some models for 1 day and an Internship at ING Bank for 1 week when I was 16/17 years old, arranged by my school...
What do you think? Can I write an essay about this or how shall I understand this prerequisite? Do you think I should apply anyway?

Thanks a lot guys! :)


Thank you for your post and great questions! While the MiM programs do not require work experience, many students will have a year or two before enrolling. For those who do not have full-time work experience, they have internships. I just finished editing MiM essays for LSE actually before seeing this and my client does not have full-time experience. We decided to submit something about internship experiences though, which is a good substitute. Would this be relevant for you?

Feel free to reach out to discuss further: www.personalmbacoach.com or send me your resume: scott@personalmbacoach.com

Have a great weekend!

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Thank you for your answer!
Well since I am currently studying here in Germany I don't have that much free time and can't pursue an internship while I am studying. Application process for 2018 will begin this fall and I was thinking of heighthening my chances by applying in Round 1. This means I don't have that much time left and I am actually thinking of applying without any work experience... Do you think they would reject me immediately because of my lack of work experience?

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For those who do not have full-time work experience, they have internships.

What do you mean by this? Would they put me on an internship after admitting me to the program or am I expected to do an internship of let's say 3 months beforce applying?

Btw, does it matter what kind of work experience I have? I don't think helping out in a cafe or working for a local media station etc is considered as work experience?

Thanks a lot!
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Ravenloft wrote:
Thank you for your answer!
Well since I am currently studying here in Germany I don't have that much free time and can't pursue an internship while I am studying. Application process for 2018 will begin this fall and I was thinking of heighthening my chances by applying in Round 1. This means I don't have that much time left and I am actually thinking of applying without any work experience... Do you think they would reject me immediately because of my lack of work experience?

PersonalMBACoach wrote:
For those who do not have full-time work experience, they have internships.

What do you mean by this? Would they put me on an internship after admitting me to the program or am I expected to do an internship of let's say 3 months beforce applying?

Btw, does it matter what kind of work experience I have? I don't think helping out in a cafe or working for a local media station etc is considered as work experience?

Thanks a lot!


The internships I am referring to are usually summer internships that students have during university, in between the years. I do not think you would be rejected right away but it would be a factor in your application. Unfortunately a retail job in a cafe is not the type of experience that would help, but a media station could perhaps be relevant depending on your story.

Good luck!

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New post 04 Mar 2017, 06:48
Thank you so much for your advice!

I have just come up with another idea which might solve my problems...
I was thinking of using my Photography, Illustrator, Photoshop (etc) skills and start my own business with a website to sell my art, parallel to my studies. (I already have a website up and running to showcase my art. It wouldn't be much of a problem to implement a shop, or at least link to another website where I sell my pictures and illustrations. Furthermore it would be very convenient for me considering that I could "work" whenever I would like to)
I have the possibility in Luxembourg to start a business for 1€ anytime I want... If I were to start right now, this would give me like 6 months of work experience... At least I would show that I am willing to make an effort and put a lot of work into it and this might make up for my deficits?
Do you think I should give it a shot, or is this useless in order to heighten my chances of being accepted?

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