Career goals


Hello... I am right now applying for MBA programs and writing my application essays. I'm being asked to discuss my career goals, but in all honesty I don't really have an "ideal" career in mind. I have a few different avenues I would like to explore but I am banking on the idea that once I am enrolled in business school I will be able to more clearly articulate what it is I actually want to do.

Do you think that this approach is bad? I don't want to lie and say "I want to go into consulting," because I am not sure if I do or not. Any advice?

Hello... I am right now applying for MBA programs and writing my application essays. I'm being asked to discuss my career goals, but in all honesty I don't really have an "ideal" career in mind. I have a few different avenues I would like to explore but I am banking on the idea that once I am enrolled in business school I will be able to more clearly articulate what it is I actually want to do.

Do you think that this approach is bad? I don't want to lie and say "I want to go into consulting," because I am not sure if I do or not. Any advice?
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Duncan

It's a weak approach. Not morally bad, but ineffective since it shows low personal knowledge and motivation. Take the CareerLeader test. See what you are suited for. Advance a hypothesis around that.

It's a weak approach. Not morally bad, but ineffective since it shows low personal knowledge and motivation. Take the CareerLeader test. See what you are suited for. Advance a hypothesis around that.
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mba hipste...

I would really give this some thought and find a goal that is both realistic and is something that you would be interested in doing. Then try to be confident about that goal in your essays. In the essays, I would keep second-guessing to a minimum but perhaps mention that you're keeping your options open.

Keep in mind that you wouldn't be locked into pursuing that particular career path -- many students change course once they get to b-school.

I would really give this some thought and find a goal that is both realistic and is something that you would be interested in doing. Then try to be confident about that goal in your essays. In the essays, I would keep second-guessing to a minimum but perhaps mention that you're keeping your options open.

Keep in mind that you wouldn't be locked into pursuing that particular career path -- many students change course once they get to b-school.
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