My plans to go get a PT MBA fell through…havent received an answer but at this point, I’m sure I didnt make the cut (complete application was submitted April 16th). At this point, my options are to sit for level 2 while getting paid crap salary (3+ yrs on the job and i hate to take a cut to keep my job - 50K/yr) OR go to Kabul, Afghanistan for a couple of years as a consultant (already have an offer on the table from the department of finance). come back in two years and apply to an Ivy League school…they like the whole selfless working in under developed country crap/getting shot like 80 times and then come back to do MBA I can take level 2 in Pakistan…have to travel for it across the border but I get get it done. Thoughts???
"they like the whole selfless working in under developed country crap/getting shot like 80 times and then come back to do MBA " Don’t do it if you don’t want to do it.
whats the overseas job paying? “if the price is right”
kabul? what good is a cfa or mba if you’ve been beheaded?
smileygladhands Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > kabul? > > what good is a cfa or mba if you’ve been beheaded? you can append CFA or MBA to your tombstone…it’ll last for eternity, at least until some grave robber comes to dig up your charter or diploma
Um… unless they are paying you megabucks, this decision really hinges on whether you want to spend 2 years in Afghanistan.
Go for it…when you come back you will qualify for disabled preference (unless you lose your head…literally).
Oh yeah working as a contractor in Afganistan making big bucks is NOT a “selfless working in under developed country crap”. You think the top MBA admissions committes are dumbos who will not see through your “selfless act”? Go join the peace corps instead.
I will be stationed with the troops so atleast that wont be a problem. only issue i see is going to work daily. the salary they are offering is high but its because of the obvious risk. on a side note if i do go, i can hire chuck norris as my body guard and that man doesnt mess around. he’d probably roundhouse entire afghanistan if he wants to
I prefer having hands and legs at the end of the process myself.
Where did you apply? A colleague of mine wasn’t notified until 2 weeks before classes started that he got into NYU’s PT MBA program last year. Agree with mp that admissions committees are not going to view working as a consultant in Afghanistan as a selfless act. I do think, however, that they would view it favorably because it would allow you to bring unusual work experience to the program. I wouldn’t do it though, I like my head too much.
its not self less its war profiteering
Alternatively, you could just reapply next year…
haha i agree higgmond…I applied to BC (they put me on waiting list), NYU weekend MBA (got an email from them monday saying i should heard back from them on or before August 1st), Bentley and Brandies …no word from either. 640 GMAT 6 years work experience (Custody, Risk Ops, Investment Ops) 2.98 GPA Afghan American (was born there etc etc - will save you the sob story) my GPA sucks but other than that, I think I’m on par with most applicants…by looking at the numbers from last year.
i’m not sure theres any amount of money that could get me to work in Kabul. Unless they are offering you enough that if something were to happen, you could get a sweet Robo Arm like Luke Skywalker at the end of Empire Strikes Back
I guess I am in the minority, but assuming you don’t have a family holding you back I would jump at the opportunity. What an opportunity to expore while making money, albeit with some increased risk.
You could ask them if they will put you up in an Iron Man suit. Then you can go kick some Taliban butt. That will make for a great admissions essay and if fact the top 3 will beg you to attend.
or just wear a children’s iron man costume to work
Sponge_Bob_CFA Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I guess I am in the minority, but assuming you > don’t have a family holding you back I would jump > at the opportunity. What an opportunity to expore > while making money, albeit with some increased > risk. +a million
an opportunity to explore? you can’t go hit up bars in kabul. what is there to possibly do for fun there?