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New Job 10 months before applying

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New Job 10 months before applying

Post Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:13 am
Hi,

I am contemplating taking a new job in the Middle East with a sustainability strategy (corporate responsibility) consulting firm. The firm is a local firm; however, it is very credible and established in this field in this region. I am planning to apply to MBA Programs in October for fall 2013. (w/ Ross, Haas, and Stanford being my top choices). I am curious whether taking this job will improve my profile or not as opposed to continue on Tech Consulting in the US (which I have done for three years - one consulting firm, one client!)

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Middle Eastern/26/M

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B.Sc Aerospace Engineering, 3.9 GPA, top ranked US state college.
3 years of Tech Consulting in a Top tier Consulting Firm.
Spent 4-5 months of volunteering and social involvements in three different countries.
GMAT is 730 (Quant 86th, Verbal 98th percentiles) - I know the Quant is not good enough, but I don't think it is a good reason to re-take it. I can make a case that 4 years of intense math classes (mostly all aced) are more indicative of one test gone bad.

Will taking this job affect my profile negatively or positively for getting into Ross (Haas and Stanford are my far-fetched shot)? What schools I might realistically have good shot at?

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Post Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:04 pm
Ahhhhh! The truth comes out! Smile
Good man! To be honest, if it makes you happy, you are gonna do soooo much more interesting things. It'll be great for Bschool too.

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Post Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:04 pm
Thanks Jon - I appreciate your frank answer.

I agree with you - and, honestly, I am taking the job because I find it exciting in a ground breaking area that the Middle East Region badly needs. And, well, I don't care for Tech Consulting.

Thanks again ...

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Ahhhhh! The truth comes out! Smile
Good man! To be honest, if it makes you happy, you are gonna do soooo much more interesting things. It'll be great for Bschool too.

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Harvard MBA, 2005
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