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27 Mar 2013, 05:00
Can you be a little more specific about your options and your goals? This will help answer the question.
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27 Mar 2013, 08:13
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Can you be a little more specific about your options and your goals? This will help answer the question.

Of Course! Specifically for me I'm looking to jump out of consulting either into VC/PE or into a midsize firm (20-100 Million market cap) with high upside potential and a slant towards high tech industry and products (personally I have an interest in energy usage and efficient operation). Eventually the goal will be to spin-off into my own company.

Currently I'm weighing the accessibility, higher probability of greater earnings straight away and the likelihood of greater network strength at top 7 schools with the relative freedom of minimal debt, a still known commodity (at least at a strong regional level) and a focus on fostering start-up culture at lower-end top 20s.

Looking back on gmatclub I found several threads discussing similar issues for schools several spots lower relatively discussing classmates who regretted their choices (I hope everything worked out for them!). It seems fairly clear that the best choice is the best overall program (let's face it, most of us are hoping to make enough to pay back all our debts within a handful of years), but I was hoping someone who had experienced either side might weigh in!

I know I'm incredibly lucky to have this choice and really do appreciate any and all thoughts!!!
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27 Mar 2013, 10:04
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DCTech87 wrote:
JimGMATPrepster wrote:
Can you be a little more specific about your options and your goals? This will help answer the question.

Of Course! Specifically for me I'm looking to jump out of consulting either into VC/PE or into a midsize firm (20-100 Million market cap) with high upside potential and a slant towards high tech industry and products (personally I have an interest in energy usage and efficient operation). Eventually the goal will be to spin-off into my own company.

Currently I'm weighing the accessibility, higher probability of greater earnings straight away and the likelihood of greater network strength at top 7 schools with the relative freedom of minimal debt, a still known commodity (at least at a strong regional level) and a focus on fostering start-up culture at lower-end top 20s.

Looking back on gmatclub I found several threads discussing similar issues for schools several spots lower relatively discussing classmates who regretted their choices (I hope everything worked out for them!). It seems fairly clear that the best choice is the best overall program (let's face it, most of us are hoping to make enough to pay back all our debts within a handful of years), but I was hoping someone who had experienced either side might weigh in!

I know I'm incredibly lucky to have this choice and really do appreciate any and all thoughts!!!

have u applied to schools yet? are you deciding? if so, between which - it would be helpful to know more details? otherwise, is this just a hypothetical question?

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Having been through the process, I will tell you that non-traditional career paths are all about networking. Your best bet is probably to pack your bags for New York because it has the largest market for PE. The start-up community here is solid as well so I am sure there are VC opportunities if you look hard enough.
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