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M7 folks: planned to do a stint in FAANG before MBA, have offer for data analyst role (not PM or CorpDev). Is it true AdCom taps folks (alumni) in FAANG to see how impressive roles are off-paper? Planned to spin the experience as strategic in my app, but was told HSW will know what the more impressive rolls are regardless of resume bullets....is this real life😂

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I would think yes, adcoms know which roles are more / less impressive. (Never asked one directly, so I’m speculating). It’s an interesting debate for b school - rather an impressive role at lower tier company or less impressive role at top tier company? I’d personally rather have the more interesting role, but don’t know if the choice is clear cut

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Im in this boat now considering back office at a top quant hedge fund vs manager in strategy at some random mid market company

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Got me.

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Bigger problem would be "spinning" your role so much that you appear dishonest. If they think you're being disingenuous, your application won't get a second glance. If you can actually speak to your strategic experience, you're fine. Alao, if you don't want to be in consulting long-term, a stint at FAANG probably won't hurt.

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