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PEASE HELP ME! Should I even DO the GMAT?
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Graduated with a GPA of 2.56 out of 4 in 2006 from a business related degree (legal and accounting)in an Irish University .
27 years of age, will be going on 28 when beginning Masters.
Have 8 months work experience in a bank from during my degree(is this too long ago to count?)
6 months in an accounting firm in 2006/2007 after degree..did not pursue: 2 years working in an Irish cosmetics company promoted to Marketing manager(could say I was marketing manager for 2 years):1 year working abroad in a Managerial role training 20 teachers in a developing country, non business related but lots of responsibility:Volunteer work with amnesty international and abroad while in the above job volunteering by teaching illiterate children outside school and organising sports activities for local kids.
Suffered from depression during my degree and this inhibited my study/ scoring capabilities: can I include this in my essay and will it help me?
I want to study a Masters in International Business Management from a top university in Europe. Do I have a chance???I haven't started studying for the GMAT yet as I fear that my low college GPA will prevent me from getting into a top programme. I would love to do the SIM at St. Gallen and am also looking at Manheim and EM Lyon.Do I have a chance? Also will I be too old at 28 for such programmes? I feel utterly lost. I have lots of time to study at the moment but cannot decide to begin or not as maybe I have no chance getting into a top business school that requires gmat.
Please advise me on what to do. Do I have a chance getting in the aforementioned schools with a good gmat score considering my low gpa? How is my work/volunteer experience compared with other candidates? IF I don't have a chance getting into the above school can you suggest any other good ones that will help catapult me into a good career?

Thank you in advance.

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by [email protected] » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:36 am
First of all, love the screen name. Gave me a good laugh today. And I appreciate that here :)
Secondly, to quote Obama: Yes you CAN!

Allright, it may be tough. Your grades are really not great, and your work experience is a bit shaky, but that's why it's sooo important that you steam roll it out, to have it all make logical sense. Clarity and logic of your career experience and showing how that lead up to your goals will be CRUCIAL for you, as well as a very strong GMAT score to SHOW and PROVE the schools you can. And no, you aren't too old at all. What's important now is to get that GMAT score.
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by bimboknowshow » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:49 am
Hi Jon thanks for your reply.

What do you mean steam rolling out my career? And do i need more business orientated jobs on cv? So you do think I have a chance if I get a good GMAT?

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by [email protected] » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:53 am
What I mean, is that you need to find the right way to PRESENT your story. It's a bit all over the place, but if you can find the right STORY to explain where you are going it can make sense. The best way to think of it is as an ARC, like than of an arrow towards its target, You start off after College, and your final target is your long time goal, you have to find the right way to present them the story so that one thing leads directly to the next, one after the other, leading you logically towards your goals. And even with an actually diverse experience such as you have, it IS still possible.
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