Good afternoon. I am heading to McCombs this fall. I come from a chemistry/science background, but I love technology and I'd love to work in the tech industry. How difficult is it to transition into high tech with no relevant work experience? Technology has always been a hobby of mine so I always keep an eye on the industry. I can also do basic computer programming and the likes.
I have a feeling it would be pretty much impossible for me to to land a product development job with a large tech company, but what about finance/marketing roles? I'm thinking Google (obviously very competitive anyway so I know my chances are slim, but are they even open to someone without experience?), Microsoft, Apple, Intel, AMD, etc.
I'd like to hear any input. Thank you very much.
Tech companies do not require relevant experience to gain entry as an MBA. The main thing is that you need to demonstrate interest in the industry. Brushing up on tech blogs would create good conversation starters. Given that you are going to McCombs, I think Dell would be a good company to put on your list. Despite the recent decline with Dell, I think with privatization of the company, it may be exciting times to work there.