We got a follow-up question recently that we decided to discuss here for all of you. This question came in a few months after delivering a Comprehensive Profile Review to a new Brave Supplicant who was just starting to kick the tires on the possibility of a future MBA app. This person had used the self-reflection that the Profile Review invited, and gone off to explore career choices and opportunities — and came back to us with the question of “What if I take this job? Will it affect how Stanford, Harvard, or Wharton perceives my application if I apply in two years?”
And here’s what we said:
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To sum it up and try to offer something for everyone:
Maximize your opportunities and enjoyment of life today by pursuing opportunities that excite you as they come. Double-thinking things isn’t going to settle anything. Because nobody knows! The world is changing so quickly — and so are you, if you’re playing the game right. Do what you think is going to take you to the next milestone on the map in the best way you can get there, and then see what new vistas open up before your eyes when you arrive!!
Tell us what you think.