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# Ex-techies unite!

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Senior Manager
Joined: 23 Jan 2008
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03 Mar 2008, 11:22
This thread is an invitation to everyone who HAS left, is in B-school in order to leave, or is applying to B-school with the HOPES of leaving behind their technology career. Topics ranging from thoughts on the GMAT to core classes, to what it is like being in a "non-technical" degree for the first time!

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Senior Manager
Joined: 12 Aug 2007
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03 Mar 2008, 15:35
Am curious to know what would it take to get into development banks like IMF, World Bank, ADB etc..

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Director
Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 983

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Location: Hong Kong
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
Schools: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - Class of 2010

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04 Mar 2008, 05:31
my undergrad is in a non-technical area(sports) although my career is... Can i ask questions too?

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GMAT Club Legend
Status: Um... what do you want to know?
Joined: 04 Jun 2007
Posts: 5464

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Location: SF, CA, USA
Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
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12 Mar 2008, 23:11
here here... did 5 years of electrical engineering. Both B.S. and M.S. are in engineering. Leaving the tech world to do some management/startups in hi-tech... does that count?
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13 Mar 2008, 09:33
kryzak wrote:
here here... did 5 years of electrical engineering. Both B.S. and M.S. are in engineering. Leaving the tech world to do some management/startups in hi-tech... does that count?

Add one more. BS/MSEE with 7+ yrs of experience.
Auditing an accounting class at local univ to get my first taste of non-tech courses. The only business-related classes I've taken are economics, statistics & operations more than 10 years ago.
Flexible with career path & depends on where I end up going to school. I know thats taboo for some, but I guess I am keeping my 'options open'.

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Joined: 23 Jan 2008
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13 Mar 2008, 10:18
svrider wrote:
kryzak wrote:
here here... did 5 years of electrical engineering. Both B.S. and M.S. are in engineering. Leaving the tech world to do some management/startups in hi-tech... does that count?

Add one more. BS/MSEE with 7+ yrs of experience.
Auditing an accounting class at local univ to get my first taste of non-tech courses. The only business-related classes I've taken are economics, statistics & operations more than 10 years ago.
Flexible with career path & depends on where I end up going to school. I know thats taboo for some, but I guess I am keeping my 'options open'.

BS/MS Computer Engineering. Took one Econ class in undergrad. Did, however do a 6-week financial training when I was programmer at an i-bank and passed trading exam in Japan. I have some vague nothions, but am also "open" to whatever presents itself.

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16 Mar 2008, 02:24
Is Industrial Engineer technie enough?
The closest I've worked to actual operations was at a supply chain management job, though.

L.

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Director
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
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17 Mar 2008, 06:18
I dont have an admit this year - but I'm a mech. eng undergrand, an Industrial Eng grad, but most of my work has been in IT implementing a supply chain product. Im certainly wondering how Im going to make the transition to general management.

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Senior Manager
Joined: 23 Jan 2008
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17 Mar 2008, 10:03
ANYTHING with "engineering" is Techie enough!

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CEO
Joined: 17 May 2007
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17 Mar 2008, 15:07
I am a true blue techie.... (check my nick if u dont believe me)

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Senior Manager
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17 Mar 2008, 15:19
bsd_lover wrote:
I am a true blue techie.... (check my nick if u dont believe me)

sorry, thought that meant "Business Sales Division"

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Senior Manager
Joined: 12 Nov 2006
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15 Apr 2008, 23:57
bsd_lover wrote:
I am a true blue techie.... (check my nick if u dont believe me)

I thought it was Big Swinging Dick! Seriously. You should be careful when you use that term in bschool...cuz that's what it means in the business world.

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Re: Ex-techies unite!   [#permalink] 15 Apr 2008, 23:57
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