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# How do Rotation Programs affect your chances?

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18 May 2011, 15:30
Thanks!

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19 May 2011, 09:46
At this point, focus on your full-time job. You're barely out of school, and you're about to enter a new phase in your life after a lifetime so far in the classroom -- avoid thinking too much about b-school at this point, or trying to define and frame your next few years around getting into b-school.

Whether you have a shot at a top b-school at this point shouldn't be a concern. What should be your biggest concern is learning as much as you can and doing as much as you can in your full-time job. Focus on building your career (which is rooted in real world, full-time experience) instead of collecting certificates and degrees. Given that you've been in school all your life this may be a harder thing to appreciate now, but believe me, with a few years of full-time experience you'll understand for yourself why. At this point, it's a matter of blind faith to focus on what's right in front of you: your job.
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19 May 2011, 12:47
Why should whether or not I have a top tier b-school or a b-school at all not be a concern?

I'm slightly worried that because my job can't offer any promotions within the next 2 years that it'll also reflect poorly.

In addition, I'm also slightly confused as to why additional courses wouldn't counteract my GPA since you stated in other threads to take a few extension courses.

Does this mean I should consider putting off b-school longer than 2-3 years?

Thanks for your time and consideration.

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19 May 2011, 18:28
For at least the next 12 months, focus 100% on your full-time job.

Dealing with a lower GPA is something you should do when you're ready to apply. Again, resist the temptation to be preoccupied with stuff that is 2 steps ahead. If you do that, it's a guarantee that you won't make the most out of your current experience in your job.

The biggest challenge facing you now is building your professional career. That means full-time work experience, not business school, industry credentials, taking extension courses, etc.

If you're worried about your job prospects and promotions, then that's what you should be focused on - doing what you can to learn and achieve in the workplace. And if the job isn't offering you that after a while, then it's time to find another one.
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