For GRE, do schools care about your writing scores? I heard they don’t, just wanted to confirm if true and whether that differs between MBA vs non MBA
Applying to MBA programs next fall with the goal of pivoting from tech finance to consulting. I’m very passionate about fitness and health and think I would love a role at a Peleton/Tonal type company as a post-consulting option or even in place of consulting. Is there a niche for ex-consultants /MBA grads in this industry. Have any current students seen OCR in this space?
Taking the Beginner AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam this weekend. Went through the standard course offered by AWS, I think I have a good understanding. Is there anything else I need to prepare? Is this exam anything crazy?
Hey can you rank these in order of importance in getting into HBS MBA: GMAT, undergrad GPA, Masters GPA, years of work experience, Brand name companies on resume, SOP, Interview. Anything else I missed please add
Considering pursuing FRM certification. Currently in FS and don’t have a background in business/finance (studied Econ). Would FRM help bridge the subject matter knowledge gap?
20+ years in the military as HR Officer with training and education leadership experience. As I look towards transition to civilian sector I’m considering increasing tech experience to diversify my career and provide better options. Full of soft skills and management experience, but few tangibles. I’ve explored Trailhead, but I’m not sure system admin is right path. Any suggestions? 2+ years until transition. Possess a Masters in Leadership and SPHR cert.
Has anyone actually done the Cybervista CISSP prep class and passed the exam? I’m hearing some great things about their Sec+ course, but crickets (or onesie/twosie negative reviews).
What is the value prop of an MBA? I want one mainly for the school’s branding, but it’s hard to justify that at a ~500k opportunity cost.
I’m currently finishing up my MBA at Cornell and looking to be a Product Manager. I got an offer from Deloitte Digital in NYC for the role with a base salary of 125K and signing bonus of 15K. I feel like I’m being lowballed. Help!
Hi all, has anyone in supply chain taken one of the certification exams? (CPSM, CPSD, CSCP) Does it help in any way besides refreshing contents about supply chain? I was thinking might be a good way to strengthen my resume (most of my career in investment analysis) but not really sure if it really brings that much value. Any insights appreciated. #supplychain #cpsm #cpsd #cscp #education #certifications
Will be at 9 YOE with an MBA for promotion to Manager. What is an appropriate (or typical) title to get for F500 company for an exit?
Hello! I have a two part question: 1) is it worth it to obtain an SHRM specialty credential if I don’t have the broader SHRM certification? 2) has anyone gotten the People Analytics or Talent Acquistion credential? If so, how valuable was it from a learning perspective? Do you feel it significantly contributed to your knowledge in either area? Thank you!
OTS is growing rapidly and leadership has asked us SMs to assist with recruiting. One of our needs is for cybersecurity and data privacy consultants interested in M&A e.g. CISSP, CISA, CIPP, CIPM, etc
Are hard skills (coding, aws architect cert, etc) critical to long term success in consulting? My background is mostly functional MC and strat roles.
Cloud Certifications: I️ use aws technologies at work but has cloud certification really helped get a promo or raise in salary. My Aws CSA associate is expiring in few months, I️ need to sit for SA pro. Is it even worth it ?
Scored 328 in Gre, 168 in quant . Confused b/w MS is Data Science or an MBA from top schools I tend to fall in love with work that I do, so no soft corner for tech or business, hence the confusion. Currently have 5YOE in life sciences consulting
Does anyone know if M7 schools offering deferred MBA admission forbid you from applying to other MBA programs down the line if accepted? e.g. say you get accepted to Kellogg/Columbia deferred programs, but want to apply to H/W/S in 2-3 years - are there any issues with this? I’ve anecdotally heard it’s not a problem and you just give up any non-refundable fees deposited but curious to hear if someone knows
Thoughts on Prosci or SHRM-SCP certification? Which would be considered more valuable or highly regarded? Currently focused on Change Management but have a HR background (industry experience / area of study in college).
Can you get laid off/fired for not doing your self assessment or getting any reviews? Round tables are so bs ... not about how much you work but how you write.
Decided that I’m leaving audit today. Trying to understand the full range of opportunities in forensics. Will have my CPA and CFE. So far, I understand that there are client-serving firms like FTI and then the B4 will have forensics arms as well. What are some other forensic accounting roles? Pros and cons? Better than audit? Honestly just looking to learn anything.
How are lateral signing bonuses structured? How long do you have to stay for your bonus to not be clawed back? Are there other requirements attached, ie meeting certain expectations or billable thresholds?
Has anyone worked with Jefferson Consulting Group? Trying to get an interview with them tomorrow.
Guys I am joining Deloitte USI in Dec 2021 as SCON. Total exp: 8.3 years When will I b eligible to for next promotion?
I know performers can expense jewelry and watches, can we expense such if we do public speaking or anything alike?
Brace yourself, Dec 28 is tomorrow, and anxious IRS fan-base is gonna come knocking into your zoom
So it starts: PwC is putting in place a non-essential travel ban (anything internal) today.
I got a side hustle part time job that’s not under the table. I don’t wanna do 401k through them since I already have a good 401k through my full time job. Is there a way to opt out of doing 401k for that part time job or do enroll and then just put 0% allocation?
What is EY’s reputation like in Charlotte and the Carolinas region? I hear they had layoffs around a year ago. Is all of this sorted out?
What happens if you quit and your firm paid for your cpa prep? Do I have to pay my firm back or do I not have an access to cpa prep course? I’m going to ask my firm before I quit but want to make sure I’m not expecting to spend 3k before I quit
Heading in to offer negotiations for Amazon Web Services Technical Account Manager (remote) with 8 YOE. What should I expect? I checked Levels, looking to calibrate myself against that.
How much can an affiliate marketer make in tech companies? This is for an entry level/associate role.
What are legitimate options in careers for a tax manager coming from a midsize PA firm and 7 years of experience? I am feeling totally burned out of PA going to have 2,000 billable hours by EOY. Would really appreciate all suggestions!
Laid off, what to do next? Advice please.
Anyone have any recommendations for any books/prompts/programs etc. that have been useful for what you want to “do” in life and helpful with self-reflection on the topic? Struggling biglaw attorney here trying to figure out what my next step is!
Question for you sales and saas guys￼. I work for a fast growing startup and we are billing around 200 K a month. I am in charge of the sales team and our CFO mandates that we collect ACH payment information on every agreement. The problem with this is we have to reel in micro deposit amounts from customers and it feels like herding cats.￼ I’ve worked for three great tech companies and I’ve never had ACH nor have I ever paid for services with ACH.￼ Is this a totally dated process?￼
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