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I want to get into education technology companies/startups as a Product Manager after MBA from a top 15 B school. I'm an edtech entrepreunr having run a startup in the field for 2 years before closing it down. Currently I'm a product manager with an ecommerce startup. Since edtech is a very niche field hardly any edtech companies recruit from the schools I'm applying to.

Should I mention a company that doesn't recruit from the B-school I'm applying to in my short term goal? Is that a realistic short-term goal or should I tweak it and change my goals?

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New post 09 Nov 2017, 13:18
Good questions. I always recommend being as authentic in your career goals as possible, within reason of course. I had a few classmates when I was in school who had similar goals and admissions did not view this goal as anything crazy or unreachable so that's good news for you. You have already showcased the entrepreneurial and tech chops so now just need an MBA to help you reach your career goals. I would say the more concrete you can be about your career goals even if the company is not currently a recruiter the better. That will show the school you have thought through the clarity of your career goals which is what they are looking for. If you can connect the offerings of the school that will help you be successful in this role as well you will be in good shape. Also, if you need a bridge step before pursuing your goals in ed tech don't be afraid to incorporate that into your story as well
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Pillarsofcreation wrote:
I want to get into education technology companies/startups as a Product Manager after MBA from a top 15 B school. I'm an edtech entrepreunr having run a startup in the field for 2 years before closing it down. Currently I'm a product manager with an ecommerce startup. Since edtech is a very niche field hardly any edtech companies recruit from the schools I'm applying to.

Should I mention a company that doesn't recruit from the B-school I'm applying to in my short term goal? Is that a realistic short-term goal or should I tweak it and change my goals?


Hi Pillarsofcreation,
In general, a strong career plan is one that brings the candidate to a very successful future, and one that is very likely to happen. The more specific and personal the essay is, the better. One important key to the Career Essay is to connect most sentences with the future goals and the industry name.
For more tips for writing strong career goals essay and for career goals essay samples, please visit: https://aringo.com/Career-Goals-Essay/
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