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Nonprofit Experience---Am I doomed?

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Location: United States
GMAT Date: 10-15-2012
GPA: 3.65
WE: Project Management (Non-Profit and Government)
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So I have been working at a nonprofit organization since graduation. I was excited to jump in to help the education system by working in one of our nations most underserved public schools. I have been involved with a national nonprofit organization in doing so, however, I am now getting anxious that maybe my experience won't appear as quantative as my fellow applicants at Goldman or McKinsey. Will I even be seen as a legitimate candidate? I want to go to a top program, but am scared! Have I doomed my chances by choosing a career in saving the world?

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New post 25 Sep 2012, 11:31
On the contrary! B-schools are increasingly giving importance to the non-profit sector, as well as to CSR. You will bring a very valuable perspective which will be very different from what a Goldman guy will bring in. And if you llok at the class stats of the top b-schools you will notice they take in people with Humanities background (if this is what you have).

What will really matter is: whether you took up some real responsibilities and made a positive impact on the people you were working with. You will also need to articulate clear career goals and the need for an MBA to fulfill these goals.

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New post 27 Sep 2012, 02:01
Doomed?!!?!?! Why doomed? You are BLESSED!!!

B-Schools LOVE Folks with real deep non-profit experience. Juuuuust be sure to try and include it in your goals. (i.e. I want to specialize in Strategy consulting for Nonprofits) And voila!
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