Friday, June 5, 2009

Fast paced life

I think one of the consequences of doing an MBA is changing your life pace. Even though I was a consultant in my previous life, I still can’t help being surprise at the pace things go after an MBA. It’s no surprise that the MBA year is really intense and although the rhythm calms down a little bit after the course, I feel like things keep changing at an enormous pace.
Less than a year after the MBA, I already had two full time jobs in two different European capital cities. I also not only changed industries right after the MBA, I changed industries again 7 months after changing industries for the first time.

I’m very happy with my job at the moment, I seem to have an increasing urge to let my entrepreneurial side go crazy and create something. I think one of the benefits of the programme was that it tested me and made push harder. Putting myself out there also made me realize that there are so many things that could be done in a much better way they are being done.

I’m not sure whether it is MBA arrogance or just the will to create something and push even harder. I guess time will tell.


Anonymous said...

Firstly - many thanks for this blog, it is really insightful/ detailed and thus helpful.

It is very encouraging to see that you were able to find a job in IB in this climate and then able to change it again, thanks to your MBA!
Particularly for me, as I'm starting my Cambridge MBA in September with a bit insane idea of switching into finance (yes, I know my timing is not exactly great...). It will be tough, as my pre-MBA background is unrelated and currently I do not have any network in finance in London to start with...

Can you offer some more tips on how to use the JBS MBA to switch into finance in this climate? Did you find your job via networking, or did you just apply to a posting? To what extent are the career-services helpful? I know I should start looking from the day 1, but how can I best use the programme to do so?

Many thanks for any tips on this - much appreciated!!
Best wishes,

G said...

Hi, I am interested in applying for Cambridge to start next fall. May I ask you some questions? Can you please e-mail me? hellogeorgina(at)