Monday, February 27, 2012

I think I have summer plans

I came out of recruiting pretty lucky - more than one offer all off them good.  My offers were in very different companies and industries.  Which made recruiting harder - less of the prep overlapped so there was more work overall  - and also making my decision.  I wasn't really comparing apples to apples which made my decision more one of self assessment and introspection that prestige, pay or location.  I'm very, very happy and I think I've come to a decision.

I'll be using my summer to take a chance on an industry I never thought I'd work in and a company I never thought I'd work for.  Something that I think might actually be a good fit but is outside my comfort zone and very different from my previous work experience.  I'm excited. I'm taking a risk. And I think that's exactly what your one and only summer in a MBA program is for.  I'm going to learn a lot more about myself and get to stay on a much steeper learning curve during my 10-12 weeks in the industry.  It'll be challenging and I think I'll come out with new skills that will compliment the ones I already have.  Writing it all down, I wonder why the decision seemed so hard. 

Counting my blessings and looking forward to summer.

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  1. congrats! Just wanted to say thanks for creating this blog--it'll definitely serve as motivation and inspiration for me this fall as I start business school. Luckily, I was granted some fellowship money from a Top 5 school, so I believe I can be a "No Debt MBA" for at least my first year of school.

  2. congrats on the recruitment success! Also great to hear the market's been good to your peers too from your prior post.