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Sales to Investor Relations - Application Impact?

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New post 07 Jul 2017, 08:39
Hello,

I am getting ready to appear for GMAT in a month and aiming for 2018 applications for the top 20 schools.

Here is a glimpse of my profile:

Age: 27
Nationality: Indian
WorkEx: 5+ years (3 years in international sales based out of India, and have been in the US from the last 2 years with a focus on North American sales)
Education Profile: 3 year under-grad and an MBA from a 2nd tier b-school in India (75% marks)
Extra Curricular: National Universities Fencing Champion 2009 & 2010, Soccer coach with YMCA Atlanta, Logistics Coordinator of 1st Atlanta Women's March and many more
Recommendations: My VP is ready to write one and I also have 4 of the top 15 schools' alumni ready to recommend me

I believe my profile is decent enough to write a good essay (considering it is international and US sales which is unique from most of my Indian peer group) and of course, I will defend my second MBA with an additional essay.

The question now is that I was approached by my CEO yesterday who wants me to move from sales to Investor Relations :shock: . I will be walking shoulder to shoulder with the CEO of a $2bn fast growing technology enterprise and will be dealing with M&As and expansion strategies along with investor presentations. I am really not sure if this move will positively or negatively impact my application as its a totally new profile away from sales and I have no clue how the business schools will look at it. I am aspiring to work as a management consultant with an MBB or a top consulting firm, so any insight about future employment prospects with those firms will also be helpful.

Look forward to your advise.

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Thanks for sharing your profile. Making role changes this close to application season can be tough. The key here is whatever change you make should align with your post-MBA career goals. This change IMO would, a big part of working in mgmt consulting is working with and for very senior leaders and sometimes even CEOs at your client company. So your ability to develop this skill would be great. You could also write some potentially interesting essays about what you have learned from being around such leaders. I think this feels like a good change for you
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New post 07 Jul 2017, 14:44
Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback. Those are some great points that I can add to my application, once I reach that stage.

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Gatt33 wrote:
Hello,

I am getting ready to appear for GMAT in a month and aiming for 2018 applications for the top 20 schools.

Here is a glimpse of my profile:

Age: 27
Nationality: Indian
WorkEx: 5+ years (3 years in international sales based out of India, and have been in the US from the last 2 years with a focus on North American sales)
Education Profile: 3 year under-grad and an MBA from a 2nd tier b-school in India (75% marks)
Extra Curricular: National Universities Fencing Champion 2009 & 2010, Soccer coach with YMCA Atlanta, Logistics Coordinator of 1st Atlanta Women's March and many more
Recommendations: My VP is ready to write one and I also have 4 of the top 15 schools' alumni ready to recommend me

I believe my profile is decent enough to write a good essay (considering it is international and US sales which is unique from most of my Indian peer group) and of course, I will defend my second MBA with an additional essay.

The question now is that I was approached by my CEO yesterday who wants me to move from sales to Investor Relations :shock: . I will be walking shoulder to shoulder with the CEO of a $2bn fast growing technology enterprise and will be dealing with M&As and expansion strategies along with investor presentations. I am really not sure if this move will positively or negatively impact my application as its a totally new profile away from sales and I have no clue how the business schools will look at it. I am aspiring to work as a management consultant with an MBB or a top consulting firm, so any insight about future employment prospects with those firms will also be helpful.

Look forward to your advise.

Regards,
G


Hi G,
Pending your GMAT score you have a good profile indeed. Very distinguished from typical Indian candidate. Clearly, this opportunity presents a career progression. MBA help candidates change industry and function all the time. Even if you take the job, you will still have congruency with your post MBA goal of consulting. Hence, I see no harm in accepting your CEOs offer. Who know maybe you'll like the new role so much to postpone your MBA plan. :-D

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Thanks a lot Deep A. Your advise is very helpful. Appreciate the good words and I think yes, I will take my CEO up on this offer.

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