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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2009, 20:00
thanks!
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2009, 20:09
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While there hasn't been a lot of discussion yet I think it is the up and coming rage so I'd say we need an "Energy" category - that should include traditional oil/gas and new emerging energies.
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2009, 07:33
lsuguy7 wrote:
While there hasn't been a lot of discussion yet I think it is the up and coming rage so I'd say we need an "Energy" category - that should include traditional oil/gas and new emerging energies.

I started a thread for energy. Only a huge list of companies I put together. I will add to it as time goes along.
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2009, 00:45
We need a S&T + Hedge funds career track here. I'll try to put one up once I start school, but in the meantime would love to hear from folks who went down that path (hint kwam, 3underscore)
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2009, 15:31
There is a thread in the B-School knowledge vault titled MBA Industry Info. Perhaps these should be merged? Some of the information is slightly overlapping.

mba-industry-info-65325.html#p478518
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2010, 11:47
Hi I am interested in Media and Entertainment industry. It would be great if anyone can throw some light into what kind of opportunities exist in this industry?
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Hi I am interested in Media and Entertainment industry. It would be great if anyone can throw some light into what kind of opportunities exist in this industry?


Generally, M&E is split into 5 main areas:

- Films/Movies
- Music
- TV
- Entertainment/Games
- Social Media

For the first three, they don't generally hire many MBAs, and any job search will require you to do a lot of networking, unpaid internships, and having alums/professors/connections introduce you to the right person.

In terms of games (the area I'm going into), the traditional companies like EA, Activision, LucasArts, etc... all hire some MBAs, but not a lot. It's more of a recent trend with many companies starting their MBA hiring program in the last 3-4 years. At Activision, MBAs usually are hired as brand managers, with consumer packaged goods background. Electronic Arts hire their MBAs as product managers, doing a project management and marketing role. LucasArts has a few MBAs in marketing, production management, and business development.

Social gaming (Zynga, Playfish, etc...) and mobile gaming will have more MBAs, usually doing product management roles where they lead projects, design new features, and do a lot of metrics analysis to improve the game.

Social Media companies like Facebook and other smaller startups hire a few MBAs for product management, usually requiring some pretty good technical (software) experience or skills. There are some marketing roles in companies like that which require MBAs too.

Hope that helps!
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2010, 03:45
anything under tech?
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2010, 12:22
added one, just quickly added my thoughts, but can answer some questions and update as necessary. Also added "Media and Entertainment" to the list.
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 07 May 2010, 14:40
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Nice but not that much helpful. We can get such information on google by typing key words.


well, the better the question, the better the answer. :P
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 20:52
Choosing the right career can be a very daunting task especially in a world which offers an array of paths, all of which seem to be leading to a golden goal. Careers can actually make or break one’s life, so it is important to make the right choice. Career guidance can help you in pursuing the right courses, in the right colleges or institutes and can guide you in choosing a suitable career.
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2010, 00:28
NICE JOB MAN! YOU SAVED ALOT OF TIME!!!!!!1 :)
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2010, 00:31
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iAqua4 wrote:
Hi I am interested in Media and Entertainment industry. It would be great if anyone can throw some light into what kind of opportunities exist in this industry?


Generally, M&E is split into 5 main areas:

- Films/Movies
- Music
- TV
- Entertainment/Games
- Social Media

For the first three, they don't generally hire many MBAs, and any job search will require you to do a lot of networking, unpaid internships, and having alums/professors/connections introduce you to the right person.

In terms of games (the area I'm going into), the traditional companies like EA, Activision, LucasArts, etc... all hire some MBAs, but not a lot. It's more of a recent trend with many companies starting their MBA hiring program in the last 3-4 years. At Activision, MBAs usually are hired as brand managers, with consumer packaged goods background. Electronic Arts hire their MBAs as product managers, doing a project management and marketing role. LucasArts has a few MBAs in marketing, production management, and business development.

Social gaming (Zynga, Playfish, etc...) and mobile gaming will have more MBAs, usually doing product management roles where they lead projects, design new features, and do a lot of metrics analysis to improve the game.

Social Media companies like Facebook and other smaller startups hire a few MBAs for product management, usually requiring some pretty good technical (software) experience or skills. There are some marketing roles in companies like that which require MBAs too.

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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2011, 10:35
Anything on Entrepreneurship in it's myriad forms and shapes?

- Dotcoms (yeah, alive and kicking),
- Product and service based startups,
- Social enterprises et al?

A whole lot of folks plan to start their own venture (a favorite long-term goal in bschool essays). A section on career options within this broad category might be helpful.
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2012, 12:45
Is there a career path discussion for lawyers who are also looking to get an MBA? More specifically, What fields would be available for a lawyer wanting to transition into the business world. (I have worked in-house before and have a degree in economics, so I do have a general knowledge of business).
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2012, 02:46
I am very glad to find your post. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2012, 06:37
Hi,


The post is really interesting. Careers for business is one thing i loved to talk about. The links are useful. I have also try business like flameless candles with timer and it is very cool to try. Have heard about this?
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Re: Career Threads - Index by Career [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2013, 18:54
Great post and worth a look for all those planning to matriculate this fall!
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