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MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: Develop Your Career Goals

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The first round of deadlines for the 2018-2019 admissions season are just around the corner and many MBA applicants are posting to Clear Admit’s ApplyWire, a platform for feedback from our community of top-tier applicants to help inform your final choice of schools and approach to admissions.  In this edition of MBA ApplyWire Spotlight, we take a closer look at a couple of posts from applicants who would benefit from developing their career goals.  Our first entry is from a non-traditional applicant considering CMU / TepperCornell / JohnsonHEC ParisIndiana / KelleyMichigan / RossNorthwestern / Kellogg, and U. Chicago Booth:

Our resident expert, Alex Brown, kicked off the advice with a comment on career goals:

The original poster then returned:

Alex then commented on timing:

And the concluding remark turned to work experience and goals:

Our next MBA hopeful wants to move from engineering to consulting.  Their target programs include ColumbiaCornell / JohnsonDartmouth / TuckDuke / Fuqua, and MIT Sloan:

The original poster also added:

Alex then explained what the applicant will need to develop, including goals:

The original poster then asked about another option:

Alex then replied with the importance of goals:

And the original poster returned to wrap up the thread:

Best of luck with your applications!

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Lauren Wakal
Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.