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Aug 18, 2018

Matriculation.

Aug 18, 2018

Do you think it'd be okay to apply with 4 years when the average is 5 years? Because I'll have 5 at matriculation then. I asked this question in GMATClub and some consultant said it was below the average.

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Aug 18, 2018

4 years of experience is fine from what I've seen. Plenty of people in my bschool class had 4 years, it's once you have than 2-3 that it may raise some red flags.

Aug 18, 2018

How many people had 2-3? I was considering applying with 3

Aug 18, 2018

There were fewer with 3, but as long as it was good work experience (promotions/upward movement during that short time period) they usually did well.

I know a couple with 2 years who had a tougher time with recruiting because employers wanted to see more work experience and leadership/promotions.

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Aug 18, 2018

Very helpful.

Aug 21, 2018

If applied with 3, and matriculate at 4, wouldn't that be OK given that many people switch to a new job in the 3rd or 4th year of their careers?

Aug 19, 2018

It's at matriculation.

And averages are averages because people get in with average, above average, and below average amounts.

More important than the quantity is the quality of work experience. Can you show growth, increasing responsibility, leadership and teamwork? If you can, you're work experience will be competitive. If you can't, then your five years will not be (good) enough.

Linda

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Aug 21, 2018
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