How Important Is "Blue Chip" Experience In Getting Admitted To A Top 25 School
I was laid off from a very well-known consulting firm after only 10 months of employment (campus hire) due to lack of work available. I have been back in the job market for 3 months and have found it increasingly difficult to land an opportunity at a reputable company. By my estimation, there are not very many entry-level positions available at the moment as most firms recruit from campus and its currently summer. How important is it to the admissions team that my next job be at a well-known, Fortune 500 company?
- Kofi Kankam expert Charles - I just realized this from my previous comment. I would say it's not as important as you may think principally for two reasons: 1) You're going to apply this fall (presumably) such that you would have only a few months at that new firm anyway - no recs from there; 2) You have a lot of experience (including the military) and 3) If you get hired at new firm and can demonstrate that you are doing more work than you would at a name-brand company, it can be a positive.
- anonymous Thanks again, Kofi
- Kofi Kankam expert no problem