I'm a younger (24 @ matriculation) applicant. Invariably, I will be asked the "why MBA now?" question on an interview. My story so far has been consistent in my apps - undergrad engineering, interested in the pharma/healthcare fields, hope to continue this path/industry in the future.
As of now, I am unemployed. Would this be a good time to speak about this? Obviously re-starting a career now, only to leave to business school in 1-2 years wouldn't make much sense. It makes more sense - in my eyes at least - to take this time to apply to business schools. This recent lay-off was a huge reason to apply this year (vs a few years later).
If worded correctly, does this sound like a good enough reason? Conversely, is it a TERRIBLE reason that I should not mention? (in which case I'd be back at square one) I don't want to shoot myself in the foot with such a pivotal question.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated