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Please help. Confused, I can't think. Best strategy moving forward

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New post 23 Jul 2017, 18:49
I want to know if I am making the right decision. I'm hoping that the counselors will be able to recognize patterns that I don't see in my current situations. Here is my current situation:

My situation:

1. I want to pursue my MBA/Masters in Data science (career transition). My ultimate goal is to work for United Nations.
2. I have been with my company for about 5 years. I've stuck with local non-profits for around 1-2 years. In the process of starting my own non-profit.
3. I recently (less than a month) rejected a SIGNIFICANTLY higher paying offer (in my current domain) and an opportunity to do interesting work.
Reason:
(3.a) Fear of loosing all the connections I've made with non-profits (my potential recommendation providers).
(3.b) Fear of retaliation from new boss at new company for my MBA pursuits after short stay at new company.
(3.c) Transition to a new company may present incoherent view to the admissions committee -- dilute my application/my image.

4. Few days ago, junior at work got promoted. I don't see any interesting work at my current company for the next 1-2 years. The longer I stay at this company,
the more it hurts me (mentally and professionally). Emotionally, it has been hard to digest the fact that management doesn't view me "promotion worthy". At the same time I get nominated for awards at company. Looks good on paper and not all of them get awards. I'm still active in my company (take part in extracurricular company activities). If it wasn't for the junior getting promoted, I wouldn't be this confused (and probably wouldn't even have reached out)

Thought 1 : Stick with current company, and give MBA a shot.

Thought 2: Switch companies immediately. Admissions committee won't care about your company transitions as long as you demonstrate what you are passionate about. Also when I switch companies, I will build connections, work with non-profits that align with my cause. Continue to work on my non-profit.

Which thought should I incline towards ? Please help.
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New post 24 Jul 2017, 08:50
30mgmat wrote:
I want to know if I am making the right decision. I'm hoping that the counselors will be able to recognize patterns that I don't see in my current situations. Here is my current situation:

My situation:

1. I want to pursue my MBA/Masters in Data science (career transition). My ultimate goal is to work for United Nations.
2. I have been with my company for about 5 years. I've stuck with local non-profits for around 1-2 years. In the process of starting my own non-profit.
3. I recently (less than a month) rejected a SIGNIFICANTLY higher paying offer (in my current domain) and an opportunity to do interesting work.
Reason:
(3.a) Fear of loosing all the connections I've made with non-profits (my potential recommendation providers).
(3.b) Fear of retaliation from new boss at new company for my MBA pursuits after short stay at new company.
(3.c) Transition to a new company may present incoherent view to the admissions committee -- dilute my application/my image.

4. Few days ago, junior at work got promoted. I don't see any interesting work at my current company for the next 1-2 years. The longer I stay at this company,
the more it hurts me (mentally and professionally). Emotionally, it has been hard to digest the fact that management doesn't view me "promotion worthy". At the same time I get nominated for awards at company. Looks good on paper and not all of them get awards. I'm still active in my company (take part in extracurricular company activities). If it wasn't for the junior getting promoted, I wouldn't be this confused (and probably wouldn't even have reached out)

Thought 1 : Stick with current company, and give MBA a shot.

Thought 2: Switch companies immediately. Admissions committee won't care about your company transitions as long as you demonstrate what you are passionate about. Also when I switch companies, I will build connections, work with non-profits that align with my cause. Continue to work on my non-profit.

Which thought should I incline towards ? Please help.

If you are thinking of getting MBA, with 5 yrs of experience already, why not apply now? You have enough experience- not ideal to switch companies right before applying so I think I would look at applying in this upcoming year. For a free consult for us to help you, go to this link: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/
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Re: Please help. Confused, I can't think. Best strategy moving forward   [#permalink] 24 Jul 2017, 08:50
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