Thanks for reaching out. I think if you can get a score even close to what you are describing, you can charge full speed ahead. The key - and this is a big one - is pulling from your very background to showcase how different you are from all the other applicants who want to go from making technical decisions to business decisions. It's a common loop cycle and you are going to want to show that A) you are a different person from all those other candidates (just as a way to stand out and showcase fit with the school), and B) that you have transferable skills and experiences that pre-qualify you to make the transition. I have long said that when your pre-to-post MBA climb goes straight up through corporate hierarchy or industry norms, you can focus on articulating what you still *need* from a program. But when you swinging over to a new side of the desk, you want to show that you already have everything you need to wow recruiters ... and that all you are basically asking of the business school is that they polish you, give you pedigree, access to a network, and the chance to sit down with those recruiters. In other words, you want to approach this with almost a "I could probably do this without b-school, but an MBA is the ideal way" attitude. It's a fine line, of course, because you don't want to be dismissive and you do want to showcase passion and school fit, but it's really important to look self-sufficient and incredibly competent/confident.
You will also want to be sure to use all the cool soul searching, traveling, hobbies, and personality you have on display here, without seeming unfocused.
These are all things I can help with, of course, if you are interested. PM me or email email@example.com
if you want to set up an initial consultation and get into it.
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