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Would this be to my detriment? [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2006, 09:10
I am looking into a career in mgmt/strategy consulting post mba.

Certain schools seem to be well noted for their programs in regards to careers in this field (ross, wharton, harvard, etc.) but certain schools dont seem to receive much mention (like haas)

Actually, due to geographical location, haas is one of my top choices. But in crafting my app to haas, would it be detrimental in any way to stress my goal of consulting and how hass will contribute to that end when haas may not traditionally to known to be a strong school for that field?

Would an adcom start to think ...'why is this person not applying to school x or school y instead if they are focusing on a consulting career'?

In general, do i need to play up the schools strengths?

I am also applying to NYU - would it be dumb NOT to mention how the strong Finance Rep that they have plays into my future plans?
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2006, 14:51
I cant answer this but I would suggest sticking to what you actually want to do. Otherwise, I think it will come across as contrived.

I'd also suggest you better really want to do mgmt consulting, cause the life sucks, trust me, I've done it :)
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Re: Would this be to my detriment? [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2006, 15:46
Most top schools have all sorts of employers in most functional areas. That said, I am surprised that you picked NYU.

I would suggest not to change your goals acc. to school. You risk not sounding genuine and enthusiatic in essays and interviews.


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I am looking into a career in mgmt/strategy consulting post mba.

Certain schools seem to be well noted for their programs in regards to careers in this field (ross, wharton, harvard, etc.) but certain schools dont seem to receive much mention (like haas)

Actually, due to geographical location, haas is one of my top choices. But in crafting my app to haas, would it be detrimental in any way to stress my goal of consulting and how hass will contribute to that end when haas may not traditionally to known to be a strong school for that field?

Would an adcom start to think ...'why is this person not applying to school x or school y instead if they are focusing on a consulting career'?

In general, do i need to play up the schools strengths?

I am also applying to NYU - would it be dumb NOT to mention how the strong Finance Rep that they have plays into my future plans?
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2006, 18:18
I'm sure you can find things to stress about NYU and Haas' programs that will help you in your consulting career. After 2-3 years of being a generalist you will have to specialize either by industry line or function so what kind of a consultant do you want to be? If you wanna consult in an industry or function which that school is known for use that to tie it together. Also look @ activities. For example, NYU's consulting club has a JV with the Clinton Foundation and Booz Allen where they do projects for small businesses in Harlem. I did my undergrad at Stern so I have no interest in going there again but that always seemed like a huge plus and I was mucho jealous of the MBA students because they got to work with two of my favorite organizations ever.
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