MBA Lecture Series v2

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Published on August 30, 2007

Author: Barbara

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MBA Lecture SeriesBuilding a Profile after BITS Pilani :  MBA Lecture Series Building a Profile after BITS Pilani By Abhinav Gattani (98A7) Prerna Goel (98A7) Agenda – Session 2 :  Agenda – Session 2 Introduction- Abhinav Gattani What are business school’s looking for? Work Experience – Crucial Element Work Experience – Nuts n Bolts What kind of job should I take? Qandamp;A Introduction – Abhinav Gattani:  Introduction – Abhinav Gattani Completed under graduation in B.E. (Hons) Computer Science in 2002 Worked with Oracle Corporation for 3 years in US, India and Germany MBA Class of 2007 at Kellogg School of Management Summer Internship in 2006 at Goldman Sachs in London in Investment Banking What are business school’s looking for?:  What are business school’s looking for? Work Experience – Crucial Element:  Work Experience – Crucial Element Single most important element of the application Emphasis on Nature of Work Experience Length of Work Experience Achievements and Impact at Work Team and Individual Leadership Capabilities No perfect pre-MBA job Business Schools want to get the best and most diverse class of students! Work Experience – Nuts n Bolts:  Work Experience – Nuts n Bolts Nature of Work Experience Many students take traditional feeder industry route – Accounting, Investment Banking, Consulting, High Tech Others like journalists, government administrators, managers of art galleries, armed forces, research scientists bring an unusual but valued experience Not clear which of the above two paths is more likely to help gain acceptance Length of Work Experience Most schools look for quality over quantity Optimal length depends on school, region and nature of job e.g. American schools take younger applicants than European schools 3 to 5 years post undergrad is the average at most top American schools Work Experience – Nuts n Bolts:  Work Experience – Nuts n Bolts Achievements and Impact at Work Key is not what industry, firm, job or length BUT WHAT YOU ACCOMPLISH! Schools look for traits like successfully taking on responsibility, managing people, projects andamp; assets, perform complicated analysis, wrestle with difficult decisions, bring about change, career progression etc Team and Individual Leadership Capabilities Leader beyond titles and formal designation What kind of job should I take?:  What kind of job should I take? Again, there is no perfect pre MBA job Take the one you most excited about, you would do better at it Look at industry + firm + function + job responsibilities Avoid the 'bandwagon effect' Good to work for brand name firms but not the only thing that matters Focus on individual and team leadership opportunities Higher likelihood at smaller firms Focus on continuous self assessment and career progression Understand that 'Indian – IT – Male' is the most competitive category 'Indian – Female' is the most favorable category Financial Services, Retail, Government, Energy, Consulting from India are under represented at business schools and offer exciting work opportunities Agenda- Session 3:  Agenda- Session 3 Introduction – Prerna Goel Building a complete profile Things to do outside job Examples Pre- Reading Life after MBA Career Choices India vs. US vs. Rest of the World Qandamp;A Introduction :  Introduction BE(hons) Computer Science in 1998 Member of DOT, HDC,HPC,EDC Worked at Texas Instruments for 3 years Worked in a small Financial Services Company for 6 months MBA in Queen’s School of Business Majored in Finance Working at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto Introduction Building a Profile Post-MBA Location Qandamp;A Pre-Reading Building a Profile :  Building a Profile Things to do outside of work Importance of a 'Complete Package' – Set yourself apart- Be Unique Pursue a hobby, participate in sports, be part of a community organization Be a part of various yahoo groups to get guidance – bits2bschool is a great example Examples Theatre, Social Work, Music – whatever you like! Introduction Building a Profile Post-MBA Location Qandamp;A Pre-Reading Pre-Read :  Pre-Read Be aware of what’s happening in the world Newspapers, Magazines, TV Channels Follow blogs maintained by current MBA students All the inside scoop on 'Life as an MBA student' Read books- Some excellent online sources http://www.12manage.com/ http://www.valuebasedmanagement.net/ http://www.quickmba.com/ Introduction Building a Profile Post-MBA Location Qandamp;A Pre-Reading Post MBA :  Post MBA Plethora of opportunities: Finance – Investment Banking, Sales and Trading, Commercial Banking, Corporate Finance, Retail Banking ,… Consulting – Management, IT, Strategy, Supply Chain,… Marketing, Sales, Strategy Human Resources Business Development, IT And the list goes on … Introduction Building a Profile Post-MBA Location Qandamp;A Pre-Reading Location:  Location India IIMs, ISB, XLRI, MDI etc US Rest of the world Canada, Europe, Australia Factors: 1yr vs. 2 yrs Long term goals Opportunities, Economy Introduction Building a Profile Post-MBA Location Qandamp;A Pre-Reading Slide15:  Q andamp; A Introduction Building a Profile Post-MBA Location Qandamp;A Pre-Reading

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