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Function vs. Industry focus [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 16:57
I'm at a point of dilemma with how to approach my applications and what I am presenting as my future career plans. Truthfully, I am more interested in becoming a functional expert in corporate treasury or corporate development than any specific role with a particular industry. Because of this, I am having difficulties putting my interests into context for an actual, firm career path. Certainly, a few years in management consulting or banking would be extremely valuable to land a spot as a fortune 500 treasurer in the next decade, but so would a position in a top flight management training program at a large multinational.

Because of this ambiguity, what do you guys think is a good way to approach this matter in my essays? Is it something you think I should lay out right away and address directly, or a fairly normal enough state of being that it doesn't deserve highlighting outside of the other aspects of my qualifications and profile? I'm certainly not going to sell myself as a "I've always wanted to be a consultant because blah blah blah", because, frankly, it's just not true.

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Re: Function vs. Industry focus [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 19:08
I tend to think to play your strengths in your application. So take a look at the industry you are in now and is your goal available there. Saying you want to return to that industry in a certain position/career path and then move into your long term goal...well honestly thats the easiest sell. However, switching into MC or IB is extremely common so its not something schools will be scared off by. You definitely need to show knowledge of whatever you want to do and often its easier to be convincing when writing about what you know.
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