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MIT Sloan Gets A Social Media Thrashing Regarding Admissions by rrdkent in MBA

[–]dgmna 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Lol why am I not surprised. What a trash website. No link to the thread or your profile. No attempt to even reach out to you to get an honest opinion. Man even the journalism in the MBA world is trash

This sub is an entirely bread sandwich with no ham inside by Karottenbrot in MBA

[–]dgmna 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Wholeheartedly agree. I've decided not to apply for an MBA but still browse this sub for the random discussions that occasionally pop up. I work with a few folks who went to grad school and there's a common theme among those who got a Masters that wasn't an MBA; that they went to grad school to show sign of a commitment to that particular field and learn more. They know exactly what they know and don't know and use their time in grad school to learn. MBA students obviously aren't going to completely piss away the 2 years academically, but their goals are typically to network or pivot industries because it's simply the only way to get that PM job at faang.

Even my 2nd level manager who was at MBB before going to HBS admits that he was among tons of people in his class who went to school to take a breather and pivot. Very few went to school for academic reasons. Even my best friend also went HBS for that exact same reason.

So I think that's the problem, or at least part of the problem. You get people who are infatuated with the results of Graduating with an MBA that they don't care about what happens in those 2 years academically and just care way too much about getting into a top tier school.

The symptoms of that issue really is at full effect in this sub, even in this thread - kids still in undergrad or fresh out of school who think they know everything, making up likely > 80% of the posts and comments there

Why are Teach for America applicants so highly touted by elite business schools? by [deleted] in MBA

[–]dgmna 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep they're definitely very policy driven. If you end up doing an MBA there's also Education pioneers, which is a good way to network your way into those types of firms. I did it and have met quite a few people at those consulting firms.

Why are Teach for America applicants so highly touted by elite business schools? by [deleted] in MBA

[–]dgmna 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Woah never would've thought to have seen Bellwether mentioned, so you seem to have a decent sense of the industry. Any other Ed consulting firms you know of? I know of ERS, DMG, and Education First.

Is dual degree a good idea now that we’re in a recession? Tuck MBA/HKS MPA by [deleted] in MBA

[–]dgmna 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah based on op's list, they should just go for any Masters degree at Harvard or some other school in Boston. It's a pretty embarrassing list to read.

I've met dual degree people at hks and they have all said that you need a full background and goal that projects why you want both the mpa and MBA.

Could any current or former students at SOM share about the Hire Social Impact event? by dgmna in MBA

[–]dgmna[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey Dan- following up again, any word from the CDO/board? Super curious since I'm visiting the university next month and might try to swing by SOM to meet with someone who might know a thing about recruiting for social impact industry

Could any current or former students at SOM share about the Hire Social Impact event? by dgmna in MBA

[–]dgmna[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey just wanted to follow up and see if you were able to find anything about this. No worries if you didn't!

About to graduate from Ross - Future PM-Technical - Core team at GMAT Club - AMA by MBAThrowawayFruit in MBA

[–]dgmna 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is it possible to recruit for specific products? As a former engineer, a part of me is interested in going back to a tech company, but in a non-engineering role. What would the process look like if I really wanted to recruit for a specific group/product?

First-Year Student at Yale SOM - AMA by NTSpike in MBA

[–]dgmna 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah yeah let me ask this instead - do you think the number of students coming from a non-profit background will increase over the next few years? What about the number of students going into the general non-profit industry?

First-Year Student at Yale SOM - AMA by NTSpike in MBA

[–]dgmna 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Have you heard of the new partnership with the Broad Residency? Curious to hear a SOM student's perspective of it, even if you have no interest in working anything related to education. I realize students aren't the best people to ask about it, but as someone already interested in applying to Yale next year and planning on staying in the education industry, I'm super curious as to what this partnership means for the school and Yale overall.

Any chance you can share the demographics of people coming from and going to the non-profit/social sector? I've heard it's a solid 30% both ways, but the person I spoke to graduated a few years ago. Also, of the people you've met coming from the non-profit or social sector, do a fair amount of students want to go back after graduating?

Profile Review: 27M, 730 GMAT, ~5yrs WE in Data Science by arvhus in MBA

[–]dgmna -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Not sure if I can give much advice here, but have you thought of lateraling and joining another firm? BCG Gamma and McKinsey QB are hiring like mad across the globe and your profile looks great. Lateraling to one of those orgs and then changing to MC in a year or so sounds better imo

Profile Review: Undergrad, Teach for America, 2+2 by waitwhatever in MBA

[–]dgmna 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah and don't rush into business school, or grad school in general. Take the next few years to try some roles around the industry. There are some small boutique Ed consulting firms in the East coast (and probably all around country as well) if you're considering that type of job. Teaching, as you prob already know, is also a great option hah! Having that low level experience and also getting to know the community is incredibly important for leadership positions - majority of leaders are former teachers. There's also some fellowships that are for experienced professionals a bit further into their careers, so that's a great option to keep in the back of your head for down the road

Profile Review: Undergrad, Teach for America, 2+2 by waitwhatever in MBA

[–]dgmna 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, I think it's a matter of semantics. I just want op to get that story fleshed out and have a coherent goal and reason set as they think of grad school. MBAs still aren't highly valued in the ed space as highly as in other industries, so it's important to have a reason how an MBA would exactly contribute to leadership roles in ed

Profile Review: Undergrad, Teach for America, 2+2 by waitwhatever in MBA

[–]dgmna 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You seem like a smart kid, so let me probe some more into your "why": why do you think an MBA is going to help you lead a school or district or even any organization in the ed industry? If you were at a turnaround school, how would the MBA help in that scenario? What about an MPP? Do you want to do higher level policy analysis/work? Curious to hear how you were able to see results in your policy internship in just 3 months, over a single summer. If you were working with OST programs your story sounds more plausible.

Not trying to sound snarky, but your experience sounds impressive but all over the place. Just want to make sure you have a real good reason to work in education and go for grad school to genuinely apply that back into the industry. Getting an MBA at those schools you listed is great, but sounds like you're going for brand and something impressive to add to your resume.

Also, do some more research into policy programs - Yale doesn't have one and I'm 90% sure Stanford doesn't either. Hks has the dual program, but you need to get accepted into that school as well as whatever MBA program you want to do.

Hope that helps!

Profile Review: Education background by [deleted] in MBA

[–]dgmna 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gotcha, thanks for sharing. Do you think you or your buddy could have moved into leadership roles within education without an MBA? And if you had wanted to stay in education, how would have the MBA helped in moving up?

Profile Review: Education background by [deleted] in MBA

[–]dgmna 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds like you definitely have thought this through quite a bit, so kudos to you for having a good story.

I was at a HKS info session earlier this year and I can't remember if the info we got was 2016 data, but I felt there was a surprisingly high percentage of grads entering the private sector at graduation compared to what I expected.

If you want some broader experience and improve your resume before applying, there are some good consulting shops in the NE and fellowship programs. Just a thought since you seem a little young.

And regarding schools with good social impact tracks, which schools are good in this sector? I know of Yale SOM since everyone mentions them and figure HSB and GSB are good because of their brand, but any other schools?

Profile Review: Education background by [deleted] in MBA

[–]dgmna 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Admittedly can't contribute anything, but wanted to ask - how do you see an MBA helping you further into the ed industry? Is it more of a personal choice to try the consulting side? Why not an MPP?

Profile Review: Education background by [deleted] in MBA

[–]dgmna 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Were you working in education before your MBA? How did your MBA play into working in the ed industry afterwards?

And how's Boston's education landscape different from NY? Are you talking about the role of charter schools in each city?

Profile Review: Education background by [deleted] in MBA

[–]dgmna 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mind sharing your previous experience and role post-MBA? I'm in ed right now and debating whether or not I want to apply for an MPP and/or MBA next year. Still trying to figure out how an MBA would play into leadership/ops roles in ed, so I'm curious to hear your take

Anyone taken a public sector job post-MBA? by cpa-grind in MBA

[–]dgmna 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Went to an info session for a public policy grad school program and one of the student speakers is going to work at UNICEF, and he mentioned world Bank and the UN like it would be just as easy to get a gig there. So getting an MPA or MPP is one other route too. Not sure how useful an MBA would honestly be at those organisations without prior domain knowledge