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B School Essay.. Career Advice? [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2014, 06:40
Hello All,

I am hoping someone can give me some perspective. I am applying to HBS and they specifically ask about career aspirations and they only give you 500 characters.

I am thinking of writing something along the lines of

"As pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies have faced major challenges such as pricing pressures they have looked to operations to maximize profits. Therefore upon graduation I would like to work as a consultant for a top pharmaceutical consulting firm such as xxxxx and focus on operations. Following 4-5 years in consulting, I would like to enter a large pharmaceutical company as a senior manager in their operations department."

However this does not show why I need a MBA. Does anyone have any insight on if this is a problem or if I should completely re think my line of thought.

Its just tough to include why an MBA with 500 characters.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: B School Essay.. Career Advice? [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2014, 23:50
Hi,

I hope following points will be helpful.

- I feel you can always emphasize on your post MBA target but a logical reasoning to support the target is necessary.
- how your current skills will help into achieving the goal.
- The university will also play a major role in achieving the goal and that needs to be emphasized.
- How you will utilize the unique resources of the university for post MBA goal that can be mentioned.

I hope the above points will help you .

Good Luck!!
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Re: B School Essay.. Career Advice? [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2014, 08:32
Hey,

Thanks for the reply!

It just seems impossible to fit all that into 500 characters.
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Re: B School Essay.. Career Advice? [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2014, 18:38
Apologies. I misunderstood the word limit as 500 words.
I would suggest mention your goal and how your current strengths in achieving that goal.
That would show a plan of action on your part.
Re: B School Essay.. Career Advice?   [#permalink] 14 Aug 2014, 18:38
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