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Quit job after applying [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2007, 15:32
How bad does it look to b schools to quit your job sometime after applying to schoools? This is definitely before hearing an admit/ding.

Just curious.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2007, 16:09
I would love to after I hear from the schools!

However, most of the applications ask for your ~work exp at the time of matriculation. So in case you quit your job after applying, you might not meet the #months you had stated in the appln.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2007, 21:23
I can tell you that Darden didn't ask for an updated resume or work history after I was admitted. I think the real risk is if you are not admitted or decide not to attend any school this year. Having a gap will be a big problem if you apply in the future.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2007, 10:47
I got a similar but different question.

What if I quit my software engineer job after getting my first admit (not my top choice) and do an pre-mba internship before getting the result from other schools? Will that negatively impact my chance of admission to other schools?
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2007, 10:53
Having gotten a very early admit I have looked at pre-mba internships. They seem really common in the finance industry but prior experience is required. My field I haven't found any options.

I couldn't fathom not working to many bills and responsibilities. Besides I like my co-workers too much to screw them that way. I want to leave a good impression by getting ahead on my work and giving lots of notice. Thats just me but it also has something to do with the fact I like the people I work with and for enough that I couldnt laugh and say have fun trying to do all the work I built up on my desk while I had daydreams of b-school.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2007, 12:37
cooldar wrote:
I got a similar but different question.

What if I quit my software engineer job after getting my first admit (not my top choice) and do an pre-mba internship before getting the result from other schools? Will that negatively impact my chance of admission to other schools?


Assuming you would go to school this year no matter which school you ended up at... I wish I had done this. I wasted six months twiddling my thumbs when I could have tried to put something together first.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2007, 12:40
Rhyme any advice on how to go about finding a pre-mba intern other than cold calling tons of companies.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2007, 13:11
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cooldar wrote:
I got a similar but different question.

What if I quit my software engineer job after getting my first admit (not my top choice) and do an pre-mba internship before getting the result from other schools? Will that negatively impact my chance of admission to other schools?


Assuming you would go to school this year no matter which school you ended up at... I wish I had done this. I wasted six months twiddling my thumbs when I could have tried to put something together first.



so I am assuming your answer is it's okay?
I am definitely going to an MBA if I get accepted. Even if I don't get accepted to any I plan to leave my current company because I am not learning anything anymore. If I leave, is this something I need to notify the schools about? I don't want my departure to hunt me later when school do the background check and learn that I left my current company.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2007, 13:18
IF (and thats a pretty big IF) I get an admit, I plan to work in a different division in my company for a few months and as River said- it does not seem very difficult to get an internship in finance and non-profit. I do know some guys who did some stuff in VC/PE just to get a leg up once they got into a pretty top school.
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