The campaign work was full time work. It was campaign work, so I was getting paid crap, but in total it lasted about 4 months between the 2008 and 2010 campaigns; campaigns move pretty quickly but you work 110 hour weeks.
The rest of my experience with government and politics has been on an internship basis, so I understand that is not my strong suit.
I know B-School is expensive, so I don't know if it is worth it to try to go the military route and try to get financing for it through the GI bill. I'm also not sure if B-schools consider officer positions in the military to be work experience. My background is Political Science so I'm not sure what other ways there are for me to get work experience under my belt. Suggestions are appreciated.
I know I ultimately want to be in management for a large corporation, operations or something similar and ultimately to be able to be a CEO.
Military is definitely considered strong work experience, if you want to go that route. But don't do it just for MBA purposes, you know? Because even though MBA programs are expensive, there's a metric ton of scholarship money floating around and many jobs pay so much money that you'll have your loans paid off in no time.
I'm assuming you graduated fairly recently (maybe last May?), so perhaps you can check jobs under your school's job board? With your undergrad, I would think you have a chance at landing in a business consulting/advisory position. A masters in accounting might be doable quickly, and land you in Big 4 auditing or advisory which is also good pre-MBA work with excellent placement in the economy.
These are just a few thoughts, but work experience is definitely your hurdle right now and it's perhaps the most significant hurdle of them all in the admissions process.
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