Before I go into the main topic, a little background
I am Indian/male/NON IT.
I am working for Siemens Ltd for the last one year
Got into Siemens right after graduation
My college GPA is average and college extra-curricular is pretty great(have been the cultural secretary and placement coordinator)
I am about to take my gmat in september. Currently I am at 710-720 level. Hoping to aim at 760 and thereby apply for fall 2014(will be completing 3 years of work ex by then)
Short term Goals(5 years after bschool): Get into general management/Marketing mostly in consumer electronics. This is majorly to repay the loan and gain some corporate experience from a bird's eye view
Long Term Goal: I am incredibly amused the quality of education that is being taught at almost all states of India. I have figured that more than teaching the poor, i am interested in excellent education and personality development, and thereby I want to open my own institute.
With the long term goal in mind I have applied for Teach For India fellowship program. This will make me quit my high pay job at siemens and go outside my state and rely on a low income for 2 years. Also, this will defer my bschool admission for a year.
But considering my long term goal I think I ll enjoy this work more than what I do now, and this would help me in the long run.
I see tons of people in gmatclub with altruistic wisdom. Please help me out and tell me whether I am doing the right thing. Post 2 years, I have to get into a bschool, considering siemens wont take me back and applying to engg companies after teaching for 2 years does not make much sense.
Also, I wanted to know would GMAT adcoms undervalue my work ex as a teach for india fellow for 2 years. In that case it might just become too risky and probably I ll have to stay in siemens and work something part time in the education industry.
Any advice will be much appreciated.
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