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# Around the World Trip vs MBA

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Intern
Joined: 17 Oct 2012
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Location: Singapore
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V41
GPA: 3.4
WE: Analyst (Internet and New Media)
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28 Jun 2013, 13:32
Hi,

So this is probably not going to be a standard question... There's one thing that I really want to do before my MBA. I want to quit my job and go travel for a year around the world. I'm sure the experience will be extremely enlightening, but I'm scared that if I were to have 4 years of work experience and then a year of travelling, MBA admissions officer might think less of my profile.

What's your experience, how would you view a person who decided to do an around the year-long world trip right before getting their MBA?

Best,
Tom

UPDATE: Just noticed that there was a similar topic posted here. It was however posted 8 years ago, so I'd rather still ask - something might have changed over the years.

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30 Jun 2013, 07:31
Why don't you apply for school, once you get in, then defer and do a round the world trip? Or, are you looking to stand out among the applicants as the 'world traveler'?

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Location: India
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30 Jun 2013, 08:09
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If you apply early action or round 1, you would know your result by December which would still leave you with 6-7 months for your trip
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