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Is setting down in another country an achievement?

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New post 23 Apr 2017, 08:48
HI guys, now this will probably sound lame but I'll still ask. I am originally from Eastern Europe (non-EU), after completing MSc in Economics and BA in Europe I have landed at a job first in Germany, then in Switzerland. I dont think i am doing something outstanding in my current job but getting one in the EU was a struggle due to visa regulations and overall competition. I can probably teach intercultural communication at this stage because of the amount of countries I lived in and the languages I speak. My friends from back home would consider that I have achieved something, I however think it is somewhat strange to use this example as my biggest achievement in life.
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New post 23 Apr 2017, 23:06
Till the time you can actually showcase your learning out of your failures and achievements, it is good to go. No matter how big or small the achievement is, the learning should be the one that has changed you as a person. All the best!
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HI guys, now this will probably sound lame but I'll still ask. I am originally from Eastern Europe (non-EU), after completing MSc in Economics and BA in Europe I have landed at a job first in Germany, then in Switzerland. I dont think i am doing something outstanding in my current job but getting one in the EU was a struggle due to visa regulations and overall competition. I can probably teach intercultural communication at this stage because of the amount of countries I lived in and the languages I speak. My friends from back home would consider that I have achieved something, I however think it is somewhat strange to use this example as my biggest achievement in life.
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If you review the second essay for Tuck, you will discover that you can show case of your experience. It is great opportunity for to show how you integrated in new community, accept differences and learning new skills.
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iLemonade wrote:
HI guys, now this will probably sound lame but I'll still ask. I am originally from Eastern Europe (non-EU), after completing MSc in Economics and BA in Europe I have landed at a job first in Germany, then in Switzerland. I dont think i am doing something outstanding in my current job but getting one in the EU was a struggle due to visa regulations and overall competition. I can probably teach intercultural communication at this stage because of the amount of countries I lived in and the languages I speak. My friends from back home would consider that I have achieved something, I however think it is somewhat strange to use this example as my biggest achievement in life.
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I think that having very strong cross-cultural skills is indeed an asset and that you may be able to position that as something you offer to bring the school. As mentioned in an earlier reply, a school like Tuck will love your strong international experience and all MBA programs are very global in nature so to lesser or greater degrees depending on the school, you can absolutely leverage it.
Think in terms of how you can help other students- make introductions? help provide tips for doing business in various countries? Help set up international travel trips and make connections? Think about how you can add value and that will help you stand out in the application process. And then depending on your goals post MBA, you may be able to weave and leverage this skill into your overall narrative. It would not be the only thing- but it could definitely help round you out in the overall application. To learn more about how to leverage your strengths, we'd be glad to talk to you further. Reach out at this link so we can learn more about you: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/

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This is def a nice dimension to your profile. B-schools are increasingly becoming more and more global so your ability to connect this to how it has been valuable in your career and will be moving forward
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New post 03 May 2017, 20:06
iLemonade wrote:
HI guys, now this will probably sound lame but I'll still ask. I am originally from Eastern Europe (non-EU), after completing MSc in Economics and BA in Europe I have landed at a job first in Germany, then in Switzerland. I dont think i am doing something outstanding in my current job but getting one in the EU was a struggle due to visa regulations and overall competition. I can probably teach intercultural communication at this stage because of the amount of countries I lived in and the languages I speak. My friends from back home would consider that I have achieved something, I however think it is somewhat strange to use this example as my biggest achievement in life.
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As someone with some experience in this I can definitely say that it can be! It all depends on how you present it and what you take away from it. So if you tell this story in the right way (feel free to be in touch if you’d like some professional help with that of course!) it can definitely be used in your favor.

There are plenty of people who dream of doing exactly what you have done, after all, and that counts for something. Additionally, many business schools really do value international experience of all kinds and you’ve got heaps of that!
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