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Need abvice on post mba career options [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2010, 11:44
hi all,

I've 4 years of work-ex in manufacturing industry as an engineer.
I am planning to apply ISB & some US b-schools.
Last year I applied to ISB, got interview call but couldn't make to the final admission.
I was grilled on "why MBA" question. I mentioned financial consultant as my post mba short term goal & enterpreneurship as long term goal. I was not able to convince manufacturing -> Finance -> enterpreneurship transition.
I m fascinated about stocks (I do trading), budgeting, statiscal analysis (Gud %le in Quant & DI-LR in CAT), that's why i mentioned financial consultant as my post mba goal.(moreover frustration from the current job also add to it .However till now I m mostly involved in core technical work & some statiscal analysis.
Could u plz suggest me some feasible post mba options?
transition from manufacturing to finance is possible post mba?
Please suggest me career options in finance post mba making the most of my current work-ex.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Need abvice on post mba career options [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2010, 15:35
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Hello,

A couple of quick thoughts:

* Don't be so sure that, just because you were grilled in the interview process about your career goals, that's the reason you were rejected. The admissions process isn't as linear as you might think. It may be that the interviewer just focused on that for a certain reason, but, when your interveiw was combined with the rest of your application, ISB just didn't see a fit. We wrote a blog post about this recently: http://blog.veritasprep.com/2010/07/adm ... -into.html

* Even though it's your real reason for wanting to go into finance, "I am fascinated by stocks" doesn't come off as a compelling reason for admissions officers, unfortunately. That too easily leads them to think, "Then it should just remain your hobby." You need to dig deeper into what traits that carer requires, and that you know you have those traits, and here are things in your background that demonstrate those. That matters far more than your level of interest in the subject.

Good luck!
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