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Dilemma [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 06:29
Here is the dilemma: I have a degree in biology and I am having very hard time breaking into the world of business or finding even science related professional work. From what I know, individuals who go to top business schools have work experience from top places. I have about 10 months of work experience in restoration and lab work, but that's not enough for an MBA even from a decent place. At the moment I want to be either in business school or have a professional career. Basically, how do I get admitted to even a decent program or what else can I do to be employed by a big name corporation?

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Here is the dilemma: I have a degree in biology and I am having very hard time breaking into the world of business or finding even science related professional work. From what I know, individuals who go to top business schools have work experience from top places. I have about 10 months of work experience in restoration and lab work, but that's not enough for an MBA even from a decent place. At the moment I want to be either in business school or have a professional career. Basically, how do I get admitted to even a decent program or what else can I do to be employed by a big name corporation?

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Hi,

Depending on the clearance of your goals/objectives (your story), your gmat score, your gpa, your undergrad school, etc, you could put together an application that stands out. Getting adcom's attention is key, and they love to read about an applicant from outside the typical pool. That being said, your work experience is kind of weak, and if you can build about a 3 year solid progressive experience, you'll be in a much better place.

If you need to do an MBA now, you could also look into some of the regional schools that could be powerful in a local metropolitan area (and can get you a job).
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Re: Dilemma [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 06:49
nicely said by cwhs, just focus on your job at the moment and build solid 3 years performance.
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Re: Dilemma [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 06:54
I post a question and receive feedback immediately. All of you are great. Anyway, I wouldn't worry about an MBA too much if I already had a professional career, but that is the difficult part. What can I do to increase my chances of getting hired by fairly big corporations? Could I maybe start an online MBA and start looking for jobs after taking a few courses?
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Re: Dilemma [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 13:33
hedgemat wrote:
I post a question and receive feedback immediately. All of you are great. Anyway, I wouldn't worry about an MBA too much if I already had a professional career, but that is the difficult part. What can I do to increase my chances of getting hired by fairly big corporations? Could I maybe start an online MBA and start looking for jobs after taking a few courses?


Everyone's circumstances are different, and I respect that. That being said, I see little benefit in getting an online MBA for you. If anything, it will hurt your chances for getting a more competitive MBA in a few years because a lot of schools will not admit someone who already has an MBA.

If I was you, I would try to get into a big corporation as a contractor first. A lot of corporations do contract-to-hire since they get to 'test' the candidate first, and they are more lax in their contractor interview process for that same reason.

If you are serious about getting an MBA from a major school, then you need to make a 3 to 5 year professional/personal growth plan and stick to that. If you think that the MBA should get you a respectable entry level job, then lesser programs are definitely good avenues, but I'd just avoid the online MBA. Everyone knows it's less reputable than brick-and-mortar, so your chances to get that dream job will be reduced.

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