It is currently 23 Jul 2017, 05:54

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Ask ApplicantLab

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Expert Post
Applicant Lab Admissions Consultant
User avatar
Joined: 17 Dec 2013
Posts: 26
Location: United States
Schools: HBS - Class of 2005
Ask ApplicantLab [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Mar 2017, 12:47
Image

GMAT Club would like to welcome ApplicantLab! They are here to assist you with your MBA journey, so feel free to ask them questions in this thread.

About ApplicantLab


Admissions is a tough game; ApplicantLab teaches you how to win it. The only admissions service endorsed by Harvard Business School’s student newspaper, The Harbus, ApplicantLab’s series of step-by-step interactive tools teaches you how to create a positioning strategy, brainstorm your best stories, organize your thoughts, and shine in your recommendations and interviews. World-class admissions advice, for a fraction of the price.


Sign up through GMAT Club and save 10% with coupon code GMATClub10



Ready to get started? Click Here

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Attachment:
AplicantLab Logo 200.png
AplicantLab Logo 200.png [ 11.8 KiB | Viewed 1255 times ]
BSchool Forum Moderator
avatar
S
Joined: 26 Jul 2016
Posts: 203
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V42
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Ask ApplicantLab [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 May 2017, 21:50
Dear Applicant lab,

I have asked this question on several forums without a good response - so please see if you can help me.

For applicants who will be between 32-35 at graduation - what are the specializations/majors that would suit a role in corporate strategy?

I know some companies have rotational leadership development programs (please share any relevant names in the EPC or Energy sector if you can) - but what are some of the Job Titles that are common in this function post-MBA?

Since international students have restrictions on which firms will do work sponsorship, should one limit their pitch to those companies that do sponsor visas? Or pitch a career goal with that firm/industry in country of origin?
Expert Post
Applicant Lab Admissions Consultant
User avatar
Joined: 17 Dec 2013
Posts: 26
Location: United States
Schools: HBS - Class of 2005
Re: Ask ApplicantLab [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Jul 2017, 12:05
bb10 wrote:
Dear Applicant lab,

I have asked this question on several forums without a good response - so please see if you can help me.

For applicants who will be between 32-35 at graduation - what are the specializations/majors that would suit a role in corporate strategy?

I know some companies have rotational leadership development programs (please share any relevant names in the EPC or Energy sector if you can) - but what are some of the Job Titles that are common in this function post-MBA?

Since international students have restrictions on which firms will do work sponsorship, should one limit their pitch to those companies that do sponsor visas? Or pitch a career goal with that firm/industry in country of origin?


Hi bb10! I'm SO sorry -- I didn't see this post until just now!

I suspect that you haven't gotten a solid answer to your question yet because I'd be very surprised if a large firm would take someone in their mid-30s into a rotational program. There are many reasons for this -- for example, perhaps an issue arises when someone in their early-30s finds themselves managing the post-MBA hires.

The best way to find out your job prospects? Well, why not reach out to people who work at those target firms and ASK them if they hire people with backgrounds like yours into their post-MBA rotational programs? Someone who is currently *IN* one of these programs might be in a much better position to answer you, vs. an admissions consultant who may not be fully aware of these programs.

Another place to look is the schools' "Career Placement" reports -- you can usually find these in the career services section of their websites. There, they will tell you which energy companies have hired their graduates in the past.

If you don't have visa sponsorship, then I'd advise applying with BOTH stories: a "plan A" of getting sponsorship at a US firm, and a "plan B" of going back to your home country. Hopefully, you're in a financial position to pay for as much of the degree as possible, so that way the "plan B" doesn't worry them re: your ability to pay back the student loans.

As an alternative, if you have visa concerns, look into Canadian programs. They have generous visa policies, and also a lot of energy companies are located there (turns out "being nice" isn't the ONLY natural resource Canada has!).

Someone at your age level may want to look to Europe -- programs like IMD that specifically seek more seasoned candidates. If you've been a "star" at work, especially at a multi-national firm, this might be a good option. Aside from that, you can try applying to some full-time programs this year, but you may need to look to executive programs as a "plan B".

Oh, and to answer the first part of your question, for what it's worth, "Corporate Strategy" usually is a blend of strategic thinking plus M&A. So, the most common paths to that career are investment banking, or strategy consulting. Aside from that, in order to get a job in strategy directly? I'd advise you to "major" in strategy and also take electives that will teach you heavy-duty financial modelling so that you can build the DCF analyses needed for M&A deals.


Thanks!,
Maria
Re: Ask ApplicantLab   [#permalink] 05 Jul 2017, 12:05
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Ask Taterways TaterwaysConsulting 2 07 Feb 2017, 16:20
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Ask EXPARTUS EXPARTUS 33 18 Jun 2017, 23:31
1 Ask alex ljflzzql 1 17 Nov 2010, 22:03
6 Ask Clear Admit clearadmit 66 27 Dec 2009, 19:43
Experts publish their posts in the topic German asks for profile evaluation kid77 1 21 Oct 2007, 19:51
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Ask ApplicantLab

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.