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Profile, Job Offer and fit for future MBA

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Profile, Job Offer and fit for future MBA [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 08:41
Hi,
I'm planning on doing a MBA in two years and I would like to ask you how does a job offer I just recieve would fit in my profile for future application.
A summary of my experience:
Argentinean with a major in Economics from the best school of the country.

2 years - Telecomunication Technology startup, lead implementations of the the product.

1.5 years - Management consulting firm strongly related to technology with a leadership role in strategic sourcing projects.

4 months - Sr consultant in a small argentinean market intelligence and strategic consulting firm where I lead a team of consultant in research and/or strategy projects for Fortune 500 Pharma companies.

Now Ive been offered a Project Manager role in HP Argentina. This role will not be analytical but more operative/controlling and clearly less strategic than the few previous roles but could be a door into a big american tech company where I could be exposed to bigger projects, and different future roles.

I would like to ask you what do you think since I can not make my mind if this is a plus for my future application or if it will send the message of a un planned and rather erratic professional experience.

Thanks for the help in advance
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Re: Profile, Job Offer and fit for future MBA [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 09:50
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Well first thing I can tell you is that I appreciate the question, but this is something a wee bit out of the scope of what we do. We help evaluate your profile, improve your application, and advise about MBAs, but what you should do with your life is a bit tougher :).

But I can tell you two things. First, to answer your question - yes an operations job internationally in a huge well known company like HP is good for your MBA. Secondly, (and this is a more personal thing) that I don't know that an MBA you plan to do in two years is a good thing to take as your number one priority when making decisions r.e. your jobs. Let's remember that you get an MBA to improve your career more than the other way around! And then there are things like salary, lifestyle, industry, how much you enjoy your job and career, which I couldn't really presume to advise you on.

So, as an application professional I don;t know if I have great advice for you, but as a person I could say that if it feels right to you, go for it! We can always build a good story and career arc for the AdCom when the time comes.
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