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# Query regarding work experience classification

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Intern
Status: That which doesn't break me, makes me stronger.
Joined: 27 Aug 2012
Posts: 31

Kudos [?]: 12 [1], given: 6

Location: India
Concentration: Economics
Schools: IESE '18 (S)
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V37
GPA: 3.33
WE: Project Management (Consulting)
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03 May 2013, 19:21
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Hi All,

I plan to apply for Full Time MBA for the class of 2016. I am confused about how do I classify my work experience on the application forms. I am a process engineer (chemical engineer) and I work for a technology licensor. My designation is " technical advisor" and my work pretty much reflects my designation. I travel to refineries in different parts of the world and provide them technical guidance on process engineering side.

However, whenever I fill the forms I am confused whether to tick on engineering or on consulting. The work I do involves pure mathematics, physics, equations, and chemical engineering knowledge but again its not what people refer to as "main stream" consulting. I'd be glad if I can have some opinion about this.

I am sure others will have similar queries.
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Vishwa

Kudos [?]: 12 [1], given: 6

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Joined: 30 Apr 2013
Posts: 22

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 12

Re: Query regarding work experience classification [#permalink]

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03 May 2013, 19:31
Hi. Your work falls under what is "Technical Consulting", similar to what an IBM or Accenture may provide for the IT area.
As for the grad school forms, suggest that you categorize it under "Engineering" because "Consulting" implies something else to them.

Kudos and Good luck.

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 12

Intern
Status: That which doesn't break me, makes me stronger.
Joined: 27 Aug 2012
Posts: 31

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 6

Location: India
Concentration: Economics
Schools: IESE '18 (S)
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V37
GPA: 3.33
WE: Project Management (Consulting)
Re: Query regarding work experience classification [#permalink]

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05 May 2013, 19:11
Thanks for the reply. I just wonder that does it put you in the line of many other engineers when you put your work ex as "engineering". Saying "consulting" might give you an edge. Just a personal opinion.
Hi. Your work falls under what is "Technical Consulting", similar to what an IBM or Accenture may provide for the IT area.
As for the grad school forms, suggest that you categorize it under "Engineering" because "Consulting" implies something else to them.

Kudos and Good luck.

_________________

Thanks

Vishwa

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 6

Re: Query regarding work experience classification   [#permalink] 05 May 2013, 19:11
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