Looks like everyone has offers. I would like to hear from others who already have a job or are looking for FT roles in the e-commerce/retail analytics domain. I am an international and needless to say things are not as rosy as projected on the glossy brochures of B-Schools
. Share your experience!!!
, I'm an international myself and would love to hear what kind of issues you faced while looking for a job and what would you advise to prospective international candidates who can't think of any other way to win the world other than a U.S. MBA? Who think endless opportunities would open up once you do an MBA from the U.S.
And thank you the thread BB, really appreciate it.
Thats a good question!! I have faced all sorts of issues and the prominent ones are listed below
1) Most of the consulting companies and I banks do not recruit internationals. If you happen to get into really good schools ie top 7 I think you would at least get interviews, but that's about it. Most of the companies need prior US experience. I had hard time explaining to recruiters my UK experience
2) Your options are limited by your prior work experience. Its really difficult to get everything off your resume from your pre MBA job/s. So , in case you are planning to switch industries , be prepared to highlight the transferable skill set and this requires numerous iterations.
3) Personal networking is by the far the most superior way of getting jobs. I was somehow able to get a decent internship , but with internships firms are experimenting with you and really don't worry about sponsorship. The full time hunt is different beast all together. I have been told numerous times for my full time hunt that skillset is not a hurdle, but sponsorship is.
I am open to move back to my home country , but things are difficult for FT international students. You have to work really hard and smart to get to know the right people.
Hope this is helpful.
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