Charlie has the stats. That’s for sure.
A 3.9 GPA and a 740 GMAT.
But he’s 35 years of age, well outside the mid-to-late twenties sweet spot of elite MBA admissions. And he’s as non-traditional an MBA candidate as you’ll ever find. Charlie is the director and head coach of a competitive university cycling team that has won 11 championships.
OVERCOMING THE AGE HURDLE IN ELITE MBA ADMISSIONS
So how do you get over the age hurdle to gain an admit into one of his target schools: Wharton, Kellogg, Ross, Fuqua, and London Business School?
In this episode of Fridays With Sandy, one of the best ever, HBSGuru.com Founder Sandy Kreisberg and Poets&Quants Editor John A. Byrne put him through the paces of a mock interview, providing valuable counsel to Charlie on how to best present himself and overcome the odds.