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I have recently completed my undergraduate degree and was hoping to get some pointers on how to get into a top business school;

Completed B. Eng (Civil) & B Comm (Finance) in June 2013 from one of the top Australian universities, 2nd Class Honors, mediocre marks (GPA 2.8)

Ideally I would like to work for a top consulting firm, however after not getting an interview for MC grad roles beginning 2014 I've started working professionally as an engineer.

I was planning on reapplying for consulting roles over the next few years however if am continuously unsuccessful, I was planning on applying for the business schools after several years engineering experience and using an MBA as a gateway to MC.

If I'm unable to break into MC with my current qualifications, how am I situated to get into a decent business school with several years of engineering experience, the marks that I have, and a hopefully decent GMAT score? Would it be worthwhile studying a Master's while working full time as an engineer, attempting to move to a strategy role in another company, or even heading back to university full time to rectify my sub-par grades? Will I have difficulty transferring into MC from engineering/is it a legitimate concern to get 'stuck' in the field if I work in it for several years?

Any advice is very much appreciated.

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New post 19 Nov 2013, 08:26
Work experience will be more valuable than a master's degree in engineering. Seek challenges in the workplace and try to get some leadership experience. Business schools like it when you do interesting things around something for which you are passionate. Get involved in the community as well--try to have an impact both at work and in your outside activities. Don't just participate, but rather lead and inspire others. This will result in good recommendations which help you stand out from your peers, a critical hurdle to get attention from b-schools. Also do some research on your desired consulting goal and see what kind of experience would be most attractive. B-schools and consulting firms love engineers because you can solve problems. Keep a diary of your significant acheivements and use it to remind your bosses when it comes time to get recos.

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