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I think I want to leave consulting to pursue an MBA/MFA with goals of ultimately wanting to be an editor at a fashion magazine. Is this a nuts idea? Given the current climate should I wait it out longer or start prepping?

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I would think that a recession/depression is the best time to be in school at, unless you have a family to provide for.

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Yep, my plan A is to use the MFA to write though so I’m hoping to do that.

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For a magazine you would need some journalistic chops for the editorial side. I would go in and try to get something published first. MBA would more likely see you doing media sales in an already struggling industry

Creative industries are built on people with specialised skills. Opposite of consulting in many ways. You're eitther producing creative work or you're selling it in some way so an MBA may be worth more in consulting as it's a more traditional world.

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