Wide Breath of Professional Experience vs Linear Experience
I understand the art of telling your story when it comes to being admitted to a Top 25 MBA program. I have a wide breath of professional experience; I served in the US Military, worked in healthcare for several years and worked in consulting for just under a year after obtaining my degree. Ultimately, I'd like to be a Brand Manager for P&G but I do not currently work in marketing. How should I sell myself and tell my story so that it makes sense to an admissions officer?
- Kofi Kankam expert Charles - you're in pretty good shape my man. MBA programs love military folks and the fact that you worked at firms like Accenture, notable universities like Emory, and have a really solid GPA positions you well. You are a candidate for a top 10 program for sure. In terms of your desire to get into brand manager, you just have to describe the catalyst to that desire. What made you decide this is what you want to do? You can also underscore the general set of skills you have (consulting, managing people in a high-stress environment like the military, etc...) to make the admissions committee feel like you will excel in the job transition. It's not really an issue b/c 1) Lots of military folks go to business school; 2) Companies that hire from business schools allow...encourage career switchers - it;s part of the unwritten pact. Knock out your GMAT and you will be very, very well-positioned. Let's continue to stay in touch!
- Charles Odie Thank you, Kofi! I will definitely stay in touch!
- Kofi Kankam expert Sounds good. You know how to reach me.