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What job opportunities exist outside of agency world for account people? I feel like all client jobs require an MBA or 5+ years of experience. I can’t see myself in agency world past 2 years from now

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I would get an MBA. Seriously.

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Yeah, if I’m getting an MBA, there are only 4-5 schools worth considering. And with that debt, I’m not working in marketing, nor should you. You’d be wildly overqualified. Apply anyway, and see what happens. At an AE level, it should be fine

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Lots of jobs! An account position is extremely versatile. Consider marketing, but also look into entertainment industries, food service companies, news/broadcast and any role that included some sort of organizational and team leading descriptions just for example. Yes, an mba is an option, but it isn’t the only way to explore & get out.

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The value of an MBA is widely debated. Enrollments are dropping because of the costs and a move towards specialized skills. Interview and go in with a strong point of view. Look for industries that will value creative thinking and need someone to champion the consumer. You’d be surprised how many don’t do this nearly as well as an agency.

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