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Post-MBA goal: "Getting into a rotational program"???

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Post-MBA goal: "Getting into a rotational program"??? [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 11:46
Hi,

I am a career changer. I had been working in a small company(only a dozen employees) as a general manager.

I am applying for MBA, and want to get into a leadership development or rotational program after MBA.

in my essays, i put "getting in to a rotational program" as my short-term goal. I also write about how i am interested in general management, and interested in retail or consumer product industry. I also listed one or two rotational program (such as amazon, intel, etc) as examples.

I already got rejected by two schools, so i started looking back into my applications and try to improve.

is my short-term goal too vague and general? if so, any suggestion to improve it.

thanks in advance!!!
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Re: Post-MBA goal: "Getting into a rotational program"??? [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 14:24
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Hi zl2012,

Thanks for posting. When answering these questions on your application, often what is most important is the "why". As an example, what is most important is not what position you want to pursue, but why you are interested in this and what you have done so far to enable you to excel in that direction. When reviewing your application, I recommend you look into these parts.

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Re: Post-MBA goal: "Getting into a rotational program"??? [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2013, 13:45
Thanks for your feedback.

I have done some more research, this is what i come up with:

Short-term goal: Rotational Program in Retail Industry.
Reason: I am the general manager of a small retail chain (5 stores, with a dozen employees)

Interested job function: Vendor management or retail product management (can i do either/or? since they are similar functions)
Reason: I led the project to develop the merchandizing department in my company, building relationship with new vendors and increase the product variety. (will include this in one of the essays).

Does this look better?

thanks in advance!
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