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Compelling story options - entrepreneurship vs. consulting vs. combo

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Which story below sounds most appealing to a top 10 admissions board?

A bit of background:
-I've been working in Human Capital consulting for the last 4 years at a big 4 firm.

Option 1: Pure consulting. Leverage my MBA to join a strategy consulting firm and pursue my interests in human capital surrounding the next wave of technology -- robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Option 2: Consulting then entrepreneurship. Consult at a strategy firm for 3-5 years to build a rock-solid business acumen in the areas above, then go the entrepreneurial route leveraging my experience with human capital and technology.

Option 3: Pure entrepreneurship. Leverage my MBA to start a scalable business in the areas mentioned above.

Note 1: I recognize that the entrepreneurship path is vague. The reality is I don't know what the business model would be (yet) :)
Note 2: Somehow I'll also find a way to tie in my volunteer experience with a non-profit organization that helps assimilate refugees in the US.

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nandos89 wrote:
Which story below sounds most appealing to a top 10 admissions board?

A bit of background:
-I've been working in Human Capital consulting for the last 4 years at a big 4 firm.

Option 1: Pure consulting. Leverage my MBA to join a strategy consulting firm and pursue my interests in human capital surrounding the next wave of technology -- robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Option 2: Consulting then entrepreneurship. Consult at a strategy firm for 3-5 years to build a rock-solid business acumen in the areas above, then go the entrepreneurial route leveraging my experience with human capital and technology.

Option 3: Pure entrepreneurship. Leverage my MBA to start a scalable business in the areas mentioned above.

Note 1: I recognize that the entrepreneurship path is vague. The reality is I don't know what the business model would be (yet) :)
Note 2: Somehow I'll also find a way to tie in my volunteer experience with a non-profit organization that helps assimilate refugees in the US.


In general, the best goals are the ones that make the most sense. Meaning, don't necessarily abandon all you have learned and gained to go for the long-shot pipe dream. I think if you went with some version of number 1, in which you wanted to specialize in HR issues as a consultant, that would make the most convincing argument.
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