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What to do, what to do? [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2010, 15:40
Hi all, looking for some advice on life and career.

I'm a fourth year strategy consultant at a firm from Deloitte I graduated with a 3.0 from an Ivy. I recently did pretty well on my GMATs (760), and was thinking about applying to MBA.

However, I recently received an offer from a small venture capital firm (~50M in funds) to start as an analyst for two years.

I realized that I don't like consulting and that's why I wanted to go to MBA. I was always interested in investment banking and venture capital, but always thought I would need an MBA first.

So what should I do? Try for MBA and hope to get into a top 10? Or take this offer and try for MBA later?
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Re: What to do, what to do? [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2010, 16:14
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Hi all, looking for some advice on life and career.

I'm a fourth year strategy consultant at a firm from Deloitte I graduated with a 3.0 from an Ivy. I recently did pretty well on my GMATs (760), and was thinking about applying to MBA.

However, I recently received an offer from a small venture capital firm (~50M in funds) to start as an analyst for two years.

I realized that I don't like consulting and that's why I wanted to go to MBA. I was always interested in investment banking and venture capital, but always thought I would need an MBA first.

So what should I do? Try for MBA and hope to get into a top 10? Or take this offer and try for MBA later?


Even if you apply now you can join only next year. There is always a probability that we re apply for our target school.
So join the firm and apply for the MBA. At the time of joining leave the job and start your MBA.

Do not let your MBA suffer because of Job plan, and do not let your Job suffer because of your MBA plan.
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Re: What to do, what to do? [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 07:19
Do the VC - the MBA can wait. There are ample people with six years experience in MBA programs. The opportunities leading from the VC firm will be most valuable and in all probability help you get into a better school and give you greater opportunity after the MBA.
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Re: What to do, what to do? [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 08:26
Yeah, i echo 3underscore's and gurpreet's thoughts. Don't pass out on an opportunity to work with the VC. It does not have to be one or the either. You can have the cake as well as eat it :) Remember, you always have the option of pursuing I yr MBA programs down the line.
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