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New post 13 May 2011, 12:10
Hi there-
Greatly appreciate a quick review of my profile. My primary concern is around my work experience, given I changed fields 3 years into my career and the fact I'd be 28 at matriculation. My target schools are: HBS, Wharton, Tuck

American, 3.8 from top US regional. 720 GMAT, Good EC at uni, President of an on campus charity and we did some great things. Was also President of a different org and involved with a few others, including student government.

Out of college, spent three years in a management development program with some good responsibilities and led a few high profile projects. In my last year I was sent overseas to work in the UK. After my last year, decided the experience was great but the industry wasn't for me, and moved into a support staff role for a management consultancy. Developed a strategy and system for them, and moved on doing consultancy support for one of the elite consultancies (bear in mind I've been in the UK since I was sent over for my first employer). Also am a director of a local charity and have been for 1.5 years.

Main questions are, as I mentioned about my age at matriculation, my interesting work history, and in particular the support staff role I've had for the past few years. While I feel its been great, do you think these programs would look down on positions that didnt have direct reports and supported rather than were involved in consultancy?

Sorry for blabbering on!
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New post 19 May 2011, 14:59
juicydave32 wrote:
Hi there-
Greatly appreciate a quick review of my profile. My primary concern is around my work experience, given I changed fields 3 years into my career and the fact I'd be 28 at matriculation. My target schools are: HBS, Wharton, Tuck

American, 3.8 from top US regional. 720 GMAT, Good EC at uni, President of an on campus charity and we did some great things. Was also President of a different org and involved with a few others, including student government.

Out of college, spent three years in a management development program with some good responsibilities and led a few high profile projects. In my last year I was sent overseas to work in the UK. After my last year, decided the experience was great but the industry wasn't for me, and moved into a support staff role for a management consultancy. Developed a strategy and system for them, and moved on doing consultancy support for one of the elite consultancies (bear in mind I've been in the UK since I was sent over for my first employer). Also am a director of a local charity and have been for 1.5 years.

Main questions are, as I mentioned about my age at matriculation, my interesting work history, and in particular the support staff role I've had for the past few years. While I feel its been great, do you think these programs would look down on positions that didnt have direct reports and supported rather than were involved in consultancy?

Sorry for blabbering on!


Your age/experience level at matriculation may be an issue at HBS; it's not an issue at Whartonand Tuck.

Your work experience could be a challenge. It will be up to you to educate the reader and show that your move into a support role in management consulting gave you a position of influence and impact. In your role, presumably you influenced the consulting firm. You need to show that impact. The fact that you've worked in the US and the UK is a plus.

More resources: How to handle MBA application weaknesses.


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