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Pre MBA Job Decision [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2010, 10:44
I am 2.5 years out of undergrad and have been working in a Strat Planning capacity at a growing Regional Bank. In my current role I provide strategy/ special projects analysis and implementation support for the commercial banking group head (and direct reports).

Due to a shakeup in executive managment I have an opportunity to switch roles to become an analyst with a very successful Project Finance group within the organization.

I am planning to use Bschool to switch careers and pursue IB (eventually PE). Should i stay in my current strat planning role or switch to get credit/deal experience?

Which would make me a better Bschool applicant? Assuming i get into a top 15 school, would either experience be attractive to an IB?
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I am 2.5 years out of undergrad and have been working in a Strat Planning capacity at a growing Regional Bank. In my current role I provide strategy/ special projects analysis and implementation support for the commercial banking group head (and direct reports).

Due to a shakeup in executive managment I have an opportunity to switch roles to become an analyst with a very successful Project Finance group within the organization.

I am planning to use Bschool to switch careers and pursue IB (eventually PE). Should i stay in my current strat planning role or switch to get credit/deal experience?

Which would make me a better Bschool applicant? Assuming i get into a top 15 school, would either experience be attractive to an IB?



If you feel your experience is more closely related to your goal of IB and then PE, then I recommend making the switch. Having experience more related to your long-term goal will make the goal more realistic and make you a more attractive applicant, especially if the new opportunity is a real opportunity for growth and responsibility.

You might be interested in our upcoming webinar on Nov. 8 "The Art of A Gripping Goals Essay." It will be announced on our blog on Monday.

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