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So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 05:06
With at least one career goals questions popping up in pretty much every bschool application, the ever present "why MBA, why now?" question offered at just about every interview, and the fact that summer internship applications are due within the first couple months of starting school, how many of you out there really know what you want to do post MBA?
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 06:30
At this point I am open to whatever.
Job market and economy is in downfall, and I am going to do more research once the classes start.

I originally wanted to do something at a tech related industry but I am mentally preparing myself for other opportunities - such as finance, consumer products, marketing, etc.
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 06:33
I am very sure about healthcare but would be irresponsible not to be open-minded about other opportunities.
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 06:37
I'm committed to international development as a career, though I would consider non-profit work for the right kind of organization. I'm not completely opposed to work in a for-profit firm, but it would have to be one with the right kind of ends in mind. I'm deeply opposed to the banking/MC track.
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 06:49
I just know I'd like to do something in healthcare. What exactly that "something" is - that's still TBD.
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 06:51
I'm also sure about wanting to work in the healthcare industry, but am open to different functions/jobs within the industry or as a consultant.
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 06:54
Its amazing how many people show up fairly confident in what they want to do and end up switching to something different.
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 06:56
Perhaps I'm exposing my ignorance by asking, but roughly what do you mean by "something" in health care? Do you mean going into an HMO, or hospital administration? Medical technology? Any of the above?
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 06:58
I would be open to MC but would ultimately love to return to retail.
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 07:03
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Perhaps I'm exposing my ignorance by asking, but roughly what do you mean by "something" in health care? Do you mean going into an HMO, or hospital administration? Medical technology? Any of the above?


I'm interested in drug development, initially at a large established biotech then at start-ups.

The insurance/hospital side of the industry bores me to tears.
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 07:06
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I'm interested in drug development, initially at a large established biotech then at start-ups.


Drug development with a MBA degree? (rather than PHD in chemistry or etc?)
Like buying tons of Sudafed to extract pseudoephedrine's to produce the illegal and highly addictive stimulant methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth?

Or do you mean - market/business development for new drugs in trial/testing?
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 07:09
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rca215 wrote:
I'm interested in drug development, initially at a large established biotech then at start-ups.


Drug development with a MBA degree? (rather than PHD in chemistry or etc?)
Like buying tons of Sudafed to extract pseudoephedrine's to produce the illegal and highly addictive stimulant methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth?

Or do you mean - market/business development for new drugs in trial/testing?


It could be market/corporate/business development in support of investigational drugs, but preferably strategy/general management at a company doing drug development. These are things I do now (all of them) and the MBA is just a stepping stone.

With some illicit home brewing on the side, of course. :lol:
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 07:24
Ntang wrote:
Perhaps I'm exposing my ignorance by asking, but roughly what do you mean by "something" in health care? Do you mean going into an HMO, or hospital administration? Medical technology? Any of the above?


My going-in thought is strategy/GM for pharma or biotech, or MC focused on the industry, but lately have also been learning more about marketing/brand management. Basically I know I'm interested in the industry, but am not sure what exactly I want to do.

And ninkorn, I'd go easy on buying the pseudoephedrine products. Big Brother is watching..
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 07:33
I think I should put my career choice up for bid on ebay. That will make the decision easy.
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 07:34
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I think I should put my career choice up for bid on ebay. That will make the decision easy.


What's the incentive for the bidder?

Sincerely,

Very Interested Potential Bidder.....
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 07:38
the job itself does not matter to me at all

what matters the most are:

1. office with a nice interior design and big windows with a view towards either pine forest, beach, park... :)
2. co-workers attitude and personalities
3. $$$

i want to feel inspired and happy at work
industry itself is not that important at all
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 07:42
ninkorn wrote:
terp26 wrote:
I think I should put my career choice up for bid on ebay. That will make the decision easy.


What's the incentive for the bidder?

Sincerely,

Very Interested Potential Bidder.....


Eliminating potential competition. :idea:
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 08:05
I've always wondered how many MBAs have meth labs in their basements. Time to find out!
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 08:11
this is a classic example of how one stupid comment completely destroys what is a very good thread,
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Re: So, how sure are you? [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2009, 08:17
Praetorian wrote:
this is a classic example of how one stupid comment completely destroys what is a very good thread,.


Mission accomplished. Who else is up for a victory lap?
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