Very few companies outside of MC pay for 2nd year and of those its usually the second tier that do that in hopes of keeping interns from jumping to M/B/B. Some roles/industries pay extremely well, you may luck out and find something you want to do actually pays well. I know companies who pay 120k+. How fast you get a positive ROI really depends on several things cost of living, how well you live, and how much you make. You might make 95k but live in a very cheap area and live reasonably frugally and be in the black in a much shorter time than someone making 150k living in San Fran who lives a more lavish lifestyle.
Also if people didnt do well long term in things outside of MC/IB 50% of people going into MBAs would even bother...so for the vast majority of people it makes sense. It might take you 3 years or 10...how long it takes and whether that is worth it will vary person to person.
Kellogg Class of 2010...still active and willing to help. However, I do not do profile reviews, don't offer predictions on chances and am far to busy to review essays, so save the energy of writing me a PM seeking help for these. If I don't respond to a PM that is not one of the previously mentioned trash can destined messages, please don't take it personally I get so many messages I have a hard to responding to most. The more interesting, compelling, or humorous you message the more likely I am to respond.
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