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How do adcoms view an applicant on a self-driven recruiting path?

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New post 04 Jul 2017, 16:44
I come from a traditional background but will be going into a post-MBA recruiting path which is not set in stone (read banking, consulting or tech), but rather self-driven. It's not a different industry but somewhat of a significant change in functions. I wanted to get some inputs on how think about how ad-coms would view such an applicant.

Speaking with industry professionals and current students shows I do have a path to such self-driven recruiting change, but I wanted to understand if there's any feedback on how adcoms view such an applicant. How do I think about the level of depth and research I need to portray in-terms of showing conviction? I'm already taking steps by attending seminars etc related to my target function. Feedback from the professionals who I speak with says it's certainly possible but how do I think it through in terms of how I'd express that to an admissions committee which may not be very close to my target industry or function?

To assuage the ‘why MBA’ concerns, there's definitely long-term value add to an MBA and in the short-term the switch is only made easy or is hastened. So in summary how do I factor in the familiarity level (or lack thereof) of ad-coms to the industry and their comfort level for essay process?
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New post 10 Jul 2017, 19:38
Hi there,

I think that is an astute question, if a bit tough to answer without knowing your full background/industry/details of the story you would be telling. :) I think you do have the right idea of talking to a lot of professionals and students, recruiters potentially would be good if that makes sense, and doing your due diligence of what this transition and recruitment process would entail for you. And that will help you make your case to the adcom. There are no guarantees and of course a lot comes down to how you share your story in essays and interviews, but if you aim to show:

- why you are pursuing the path/goals you are aiming for
- how the MBA will help
- what you gained/learned from your past career experiences that will help you with your future ones
- the research you've done about your new path, even mentioning the conversations and interviews etc you've had
- knowledge of what the recruitment process will entail, and realism in your interview in terms of acknowledging much of it will be self-driven

Then you'll have stronger chances of convincing them of that opportunity. Hope that helps!! Feel free to sign up for a consultation at some point for a deeper dive, at www.mbamission.com/consult. Good luck!
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