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Post MBA Industry/Function Affect Application?

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I am undecided between consulting and equity research; is it better to put consulting (more mainstream, but may be against a bigger pool) down for schools like h/w/s, or is it better to put down investment management (smaller pool, but does not necessarily fit with the main theme of the school)?
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New post 07 Jul 2010, 06:46
You are better to put down something you believe in. Equity Research takes quite a lot of people (think sell side though - saying buy side is a longshot unless you have the right credentials), though not as many as consulting.

Most important is that your plans make sense and you can talk to them.
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New post 07 Jul 2010, 11:45
Agreed w/above -- two fairly divergent paths, hard to just pick one unless you are passionate about the content and experience you will get. Suggest you talk to others or solicit input from people on the board on the two careers -- lots of great stuff written on both.

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New post 12 Jul 2017, 13:41
Couldn't agree more -- the "why" is more important than the "what" for your career goals. You have to communicate why you want to do what you want to do, and make them believe that you will be successful in pursuing that path. If you have skills that would already apply to either field, that's a bonus. Then you'll have to say what skills/expertise you need to develop through the specific MBA program you're applying to. If you haven't done your research, you could come off as naive about your odds based on what your current background is.

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