Out of the tons of messsages as to the right school to choose, I could not find a post similar to mine, yet I just hope my post is not a misfit here.
Well, I plan to apply for an MBA only by fall 2007. I am pretty much in my initial stages of gearing up towards the battle. I am now in a dilemna and I was sure that I could find some valuable suggestions here-
I work in the IT department of one of the leading banks in the world. I could sum up my work as that of a technical analyst.I work on one of the prominent ERP products. I have now been offered a job from one of the parent companies of the platform that I work on. The offer is to join their fourth tier( the last level) support team. The job mainly encompasses solving customer issues, assessing the business requirements of the users, partciapte in seminars and other customer meets etc.It is the first time that I am going into a support role and I am really not sure how that would affect my resume in terms of a business school perspective. My decision to pursue an MBA ,in fact start my course in 2008, is definite. So my decision comes down as to which role would give me a better profile in terms of a business school candidate.
My present job at the bank hardly gives me time to breathe.. the reason I have put off my entry year for MBA to 2008 is to wind up a couple of things on my personal front which might take me some amount of time and energy..so basically my action plan for the next two years are to wind up those stuffs, concentrate on my b school applications. Now both these require time and I am just not sure if I can find that in my present job.. That being said, if the new job is gonna take me far out of the admit spectrum, I had rather deal with all the mess in the next two years...
My education and my career upto now is filled with geekery..so i just hoped that this job might help me spin a better story of my life..maybe filling a couple of holes related to client interactions, business solutions etc... I did not check out a consulting job only becuse I am not ready for travel as of now...As I said there are some things that I need to take care of before i go back to school..and travel is not gonna help it...
Any suggestions as to waht to choose????
Sorry for the delayed response; I've been in transit. Aside from adding a bit of diversity to your resume, I don't see that moving to a support role helps you especially unless (a) it is somehow related to your post-MBA goal or (b) it is a step up in terms of team leadership roles, added responsibility, or could in some other way be viewed as taking the next step up in demonstrating your managerial potential. Frankly, I don't think that moving into a support role in itself helps you very much in evading the "techie" label
. In fact, if your current position might offer you leadership roles (or other added responsibility) in the next two years it might be better to stay there in terms of improving your admissibility. Schools want to see you getting hard leadership experience and taking on managerial responsibilities whether you're in IT or not.
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