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# Engineering to MC

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Joined: 15 Aug 2010
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Location: United States (CA)
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V37
GPA: 3.82
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
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24 Sep 2011, 12:57
I currently work as a software engineer in the Silicon Valley. In my current role, I build innovative technology and also interact with customers to solve their specific problems. Some of the problems I solve are complex and require me to connect pieces of information and analyze it. I plan to mention MC with a focus on high tech strategy as a short term goal. But I'm not sure how I can link my current skill set and experience to it. I would love to hear from folks who have gone from engineering to MC . More importantly , I would like to hear how you linked your pre MBA work experience with MC.
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25 Sep 2011, 17:34
bschool2014 wrote:
I currently work as a software engineer in the Silicon Valley. In my current role, I build innovative technology and also interact with customers to solve their specific problems. Some of the problems I solve are complex and require me to connect pieces of information and analyze it. I plan to mention MC with a focus on high tech strategy as a short term goal. But I'm not sure how I can link my current skill set and experience to it. I would love to hear from folks who have gone from engineering to MC . More importantly , I would like to hear how you linked your pre MBA work experience with MC.

Many of skills are you are using now carries over. In MC, you have to be able to frame the problem/hypothesis, figure out the right questions to ask, and collect and analyze data to confirm the hypothesis. In MC, you are solving large scale business problems, instead of technical problems. Some skills that you need in MC are ability to convey your thoughts clearly and concisely, and to have presence during client interactions.
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Location: United States (CA)
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V37
GPA: 3.82
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
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26 Sep 2011, 22:41
asimov wrote:
bschool2014 wrote:
I currently work as a software engineer in the Silicon Valley. In my current role, I build innovative technology and also interact with customers to solve their specific problems. Some of the problems I solve are complex and require me to connect pieces of information and analyze it. I plan to mention MC with a focus on high tech strategy as a short term goal. But I'm not sure how I can link my current skill set and experience to it. I would love to hear from folks who have gone from engineering to MC . More importantly , I would like to hear how you linked your pre MBA work experience with MC.

Many of skills are you are using now carries over. In MC, you have to be able to frame the problem/hypothesis, figure out the right questions to ask, and collect and analyze data to confirm the hypothesis. In MC, you are solving large scale business problems, instead of technical problems. Some skills that you need in MC are ability to convey your thoughts clearly and concisely, and to have presence during client interactions.

Thanks Asimov. My long term goal is to return to the high-tech industry in a product/business strategy role. I'm quite confused as to what courses I should mention in my goals if my short term goal is strategy consulting. Should I focus the courses on the short term goal, or mix it up between the short term goal and long term goal?
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27 Sep 2011, 05:32
You can talk both long term and short term. Doing MC, with the ultimate goal of going into tech strategy makes a lot of sense.
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27 Sep 2011, 09:28
Thanks Asimov!
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Re: Engineering to MC   [#permalink] 27 Sep 2011, 09:28
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