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Nonprofit Experience---Am I doomed?

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Joined: 23 Aug 2012
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GMAT Date: 10-15-2012
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Nonprofit Experience---Am I doomed? [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2012, 09:51
So I have been working at a nonprofit organization since graduation. I was excited to jump in to help the education system by working in one of our nations most underserved public schools. I have been involved with a national nonprofit organization in doing so, however, I am now getting anxious that maybe my experience won't appear as quantative as my fellow applicants at Goldman or McKinsey. Will I even be seen as a legitimate candidate? I want to go to a top program, but am scared! Have I doomed my chances by choosing a career in saving the world?
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Re: Nonprofit Experience---Am I doomed? [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2012, 10:31
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On the contrary! B-schools are increasingly giving importance to the non-profit sector, as well as to CSR. You will bring a very valuable perspective which will be very different from what a Goldman guy will bring in. And if you llok at the class stats of the top b-schools you will notice they take in people with Humanities background (if this is what you have).

What will really matter is: whether you took up some real responsibilities and made a positive impact on the people you were working with. You will also need to articulate clear career goals and the need for an MBA to fulfill these goals.


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Re: Nonprofit Experience---Am I doomed? [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2012, 01:01
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Doomed?!!?!?! Why doomed? You are BLESSED!!!

B-Schools LOVE Folks with real deep non-profit experience. Juuuuust be sure to try and include it in your goals. (i.e. I want to specialize in Strategy consulting for Nonprofits) And voila!

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