This can be a very daunting question. What does my future hold? Is it bad if I don't know exactly what I want to do yet?
In this video, Average Joe from Veritas Prep offers advice on how to develop your career goals so that explaining them to your dream school's Admissions Commission will be easy.
Determine what you want
There are two main criteria you should focus on when developing your career goals. First, you should actually want to do this career, and second, you should be convinced that the school of your choice can help you achieve your goal.
Therefore, you need to look introspectively and determine what you want to do in your life that is deemed fulfilling. Is there a path that makes you the happiest?
You also need to define your short-term and long-term goals. Short term denotes the period immediately after you finish business school and long term points to the period five to ten years thereafter. Short-term goals should provide the skills that you need to achieve your long-term goals. A lot of people who want to be entrepreneurs in the long term tend to pick a short-term goal working in a company or an industry that would give them the connections and skills to start a business later on.
As with anything, you need to be able to conduct thorough research and understand whether or not this career is in fact what you think it is on the surface. In addition, you have to determine if you have the required skillset for this career.
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If your chosen career is nontraditional for an MBA, you need to explain in your essays and your interviews why this particular school is going to help you achieve your goals.
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Watch the video to hear more valuable advice from the Veritas Prep expert on career goals and good luck on your MBA application!