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Best professional background? [#permalink] New post 06 May 2008, 07:22
Dear all,

I'd like to know your point of view regarding this topic.

My question is regarding the professional background, taking into account that my goal for the MBA is to get a job as project manager (What I'd like to do is to manage industrial project, in aeronautical sector, etc.).

Nowadays, I'm working for an European bank (it’s in the top 5), in its treasury; although I'm not trader nor sales, I work very close to them, and sometimes I help them.

However, I've got the chance to move to a company from the aeronautical sector, as system designer.

My questions are:

• Does working for a bank have better appreciation than working for an industrial company? Maybe, If I work for a bank, I’d have better score in the review with the BS.

• If my goal is to get a job as industrial project manager, is working for an industrial company better? Because, if it is my goal…

Thank you so much for your support

Regards

(FYI: I posted the same to know the Hjort's point of view)
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Re: Best professional background? [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 13:23
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JohnLewis1980,

If your goal is managing industrial projects in the aeronautical sector, then, yes, you should take the system designer offer for the aeronautical firm. Even if it's a 'lateral' career move, business schools will see it as evidence that you know what you want and are willing to do what you have to get there. The only complication would be if the move represents a step down in responsibility. If that's the case, then you might want to think twice about accepting the offer and perhaps look for another way into the aeronautical industry. Even if you decide to stay in banking it won't necessarily hurt you as far as B-school admission is concerned, since most people use the MBA to make sharp career transitions. Bottom line: it's not essential to your chances of B-school admission that you have work experience in the industry in which you want to work post-MBA. You may want to see Accepted.com's advice for career changers.

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Re: Best professional background? [#permalink] New post 08 May 2008, 21:46
Accepted.com,

thank you so much for your advice.

To be honest, I didn't thought to have a look on your website, but be sure I will

Regarding the movement to the aeronautical sector, I already have 1 year and a half of previous experience, so, after yoour advice I think that's enough.

Thanks again!!

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Re: Best professional background? [#permalink] New post 13 May 2008, 13:09
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