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Work Experience before college counts?

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Dear Admission Consultants,

At the moment I'm preparing for the GMAT test and unfortunately I read something alarming. B-Schools recognize work experience only after college graduation.

In my case(I'm 29) I started college at the age of 24 when I studied Finance in Greece with a 3.80 GPA. From the age of 20-29 I have been working in the media industry as a Producer, where I led many TV Productions for National Networks to great success(that's how I discovered my passion for business but still needed 3 years to raise the funds. No loans available in my country due to our bankruptcy and IMF monitoring). In my career I have also presented TV Shows for MTV and Nickelodeon(mostly educational how to use internet safely for kids, ages 8-14).

Prior to my college studies I attended the Greek University 2 years as an electrical engineer but it wasn't for me, so I started my business career in the Media Industry.

Does my work experience not count and will I be disqualified from B-Schools for that reason? I graduated last June and I will apply for an MBA this September.

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Yes, your experience should count. You're in an unusual situation since you found a good job without a college degree - and since you started college so much later than the typical applicant. Most pre-college jobs are just minimum wage type positions - seomthing to pay the bills but generally not something that relates at all to a future career (since it's tough to get a meaningful job without a degree). You're in a unique situation so I wouldn't stress about it! Sounds like you gained some great experience!
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Thank youfor your response. It's true I was in a unique and strange position but this situation made me grow tremendously professionally and personally.

Next step, back my experiences with a great MBA!!

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New post 13 Apr 2019, 14:48
Happy to help & good luck to you!
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