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03 Aug 2008, 17:45
Not encouraging that only 22% of the class has 4 years or less of work experience. Compare to HBS' 41% with 3 years or less of work experience. I'm not feeling optimistic about my chances at this place...
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03 Aug 2008, 18:01
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Not encouraging that only 22% of the class has 4 years or less of work experience. Compare to HBS' 41% with 3 years or less of work experience. I'm not feeling optimistic about my chances at this place...

If you think that's scary, look at Kellogg's #s. 10% of their class has < 3 years of experience.
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03 Aug 2008, 18:16
msday86 wrote:
Not encouraging that only 22% of the class has 4 years or less of work experience. Compare to HBS' 41% with 3 years or less of work experience. I'm not feeling optimistic about my chances at this place...

That is a bit disheartening.

I'm also looking at the age range - seriously, 18?! I thought I would be a young'un (if I get accepted, will be 24 at matriculation) but guess not
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03 Aug 2008, 18:27
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msday86 wrote:
Not encouraging that only 22% of the class has 4 years or less of work experience. Compare to HBS' 41% with 3 years or less of work experience. I'm not feeling optimistic about my chances at this place...

If you think that's scary, look at Kellogg's #s. 10% of their class has < 3 years of experience.

True but you need to realize that there is a huge jump in the number of people with 3 to 4 years experience. I would say that a lot more people would be in that range...I know a lot of class of '04 people going to Kellogg.

Remember Kellogg and Wharton both have the reputation of valuing work experience...meaning they prefer people with 3-8 years experience not 0 to 2. I wouldnt worry about either if you have over 2 years. However, if you only have 2 then it may be a steep hill to climb. Remember this is experience at matriculation so the people who show up with 2 years work experience only have just over a year at the time of their application.

As for the 18 year old kid. I have met a few kid college students at various schools, including one who was in a masters program with a friend of mine. Every single one seemed to lack a lot of social skills. I really wonder what someone that young going into an MBA would be like.
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03 Aug 2008, 18:48
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terp06 wrote:
msday86 wrote:
Not encouraging that only 22% of the class has 4 years or less of work experience. Compare to HBS' 41% with 3 years or less of work experience. I'm not feeling optimistic about my chances at this place...

If you think that's scary, look at Kellogg's #s. 10% of their class has < 3 years of experience.

As for the 18 year old kid. I have met a few kid college students at various schools, including one who was in a masters program with a friend of mine. Every single one seemed to lack a lot of social skills. I really wonder what someone that young going into an MBA would be like.

River, someday when we meet, I'll introduce you to my friend who is going to Sloan straight out of undergrad . He will change your mind about "someone that young going into an MBA".
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03 Aug 2008, 19:11
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River, someday when we meet, I'll introduce you to my friend who is going to Sloan straight out of undergrad . He will change your mind about "someone that young going into an MBA".

Huge difference between a 22 year old and an 18 year old. I think no matter how intelligent a kid is, having them start college at 14 or 15 is a bad idea. They aren't emotionally ready for it...maybe taking classes at a school nearby but not attending fulltime. Do you really think they are going to be embraced by their classmates or seen as some super geeky little kid? The few I have met werent all that well adjusted. There is some value to letting a kid be a kid.
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03 Aug 2008, 21:00
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msday86 wrote:
River, someday when we meet, I'll introduce you to my friend who is going to Sloan straight out of undergrad . He will change your mind about "someone that young going into an MBA".

Huge difference between a 22 year old and an 18 year old. I think no matter how intelligent a kid is, having them start college at 14 or 15 is a bad idea. They aren't emotionally ready for it...maybe taking classes at a school nearby but not attending fulltime. Do you really think they are going to be embraced by their classmates or seen as some super geeky little kid? The few I have met werent all that well adjusted. There is some value to letting a kid be a kid.

it must suck pretty bad not being able to go to any happy hours during school/internship
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03 Aug 2008, 21:11
You're not familiar with McLovin from the Great State of Hawaii - I take it?

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it must suck pretty bad not being able to go to any happy hours during school/internship
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03 Aug 2008, 21:18
LOL.

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You're not familiar with McLovin from the Great State of Hawaii - I take it?

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it must suck pretty bad not being able to go to any happy hours during school/internship
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03 Aug 2008, 21:22
I had that experience during my first year of work - I wasn't old enough for any happy hours, etc - it SUCKED. I didn't care as much about the drinking but I couldn't even get into the bars! Eventually, I ferreted out the few bars that let you in if you're underage, and finessed my sneaking/sweet-talking the bouncer-techniques But seriously...I felt like I missed out on a lot during that first year...

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msday86 wrote:
River, someday when we meet, I'll introduce you to my friend who is going to Sloan straight out of undergrad . He will change your mind about "someone that young going into an MBA".

Huge difference between a 22 year old and an 18 year old. I think no matter how intelligent a kid is, having them start college at 14 or 15 is a bad idea. They aren't emotionally ready for it...maybe taking classes at a school nearby but not attending fulltime. Do you really think they are going to be embraced by their classmates or seen as some super geeky little kid? The few I have met werent all that well adjusted. There is some value to letting a kid be a kid.

it must suck pretty bad not being able to go to any happy hours during school/internship
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03 Aug 2008, 22:20
riverripper wrote:
msday86 wrote:
River, someday when we meet, I'll introduce you to my friend who is going to Sloan straight out of undergrad . He will change your mind about "someone that young going into an MBA".

Huge difference between a 22 year old and an 18 year old. I think no matter how intelligent a kid is, having them start college at 14 or 15 is a bad idea. They aren't emotionally ready for it...maybe taking classes at a school nearby but not attending fulltime. Do you really think they are going to be embraced by their classmates or seen as some super geeky little kid? The few I have met werent all that well adjusted. There is some value to letting a kid be a kid.

I fully agree with you river. Although I agree that there are exceptions and some people are ready (like apparently msday's friend for example), I think most of the 18 year olds aren't. It's just too young for most of them. Like you say, take classes, do something with your time, but don't go to college or MBA in this case. However, I have heard that this Wharton guy in particular is probably an exception in the sense that he doesn't seem to be 18. I guess that a school like Wharton would not have taken him on board if he did seem like an 18 year old kid.
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River, someday when we meet, I'll introduce you to my friend who is going to Sloan straight out of undergrad . He will change your mind about "someone that young going into an MBA".

Is this guy one who tuned HBS down for Sloan? If so I met him during AdMIT weekend 1: 22 years old, straight forward from undergrad, got into Sloan and HBS.
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05 Aug 2008, 11:09
That's pretty cool.

We don't have any 18 year olds but because of the fellows program, have many students under 30. The average age is 34 and the average GMAT is (697/703). GMAT is generally lower because the executive programs place much less emphasis on GMAT and much more emphasis on work experience and career progression. The average years of experience is 10 years and average salary is ($221k/$225k).

It certainly looks like the full time profile and executive profile are getting closer though. Our oldest students are around 43 years old.

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