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What would you do: KPMG sponsorship for MBA even tho I hate it here, go 200K in debt for a chance at tech/MBB, or try to lateral to a company I enjoy and delay MBA by 3 yrs. I’m 24, 2+ YOE. Pros/cons?

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1) have you taken GMAT?
2) if no, just do that first
3) if yes, are you already a sure thing for KPMG sponsoring you?

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GMAT will be massive influence on school choice which will be massive influence on how good your options will be in path two (both for schools and chances of getting into good internships / jobs). This is all hypothetical till you know at least tier of school you can get into

Get someone to sponsor it. I think every firm has their upsides and downsides but best you can do is get something out of it.

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Always a *chance* that another company would buy off your MBA debt from KPMG if they were trying to poach you, no?

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someone said that AV&Co does if you’re into TMT

Lateral and delay. 24 is young for b school and the only thing that will make a job you hate worse is being contractually obligated to do it for 2 years while you pay off your debt

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This. You may have trouble getting into business school at 24. Some of the T30 are starting to require (loosely) five years. Obvious there are exceptions.

Can’t you attend under the pretense of returning, recruit, and then if you get hired pay KPMG the money back? You can have your sponsorship and eat it too.

I saw some of this going on at my school. Some of the sponsored switches my classmates pulled off:
- RB to Mck
- OC&C to Mck
- ZS to RB
- LEK to Bain

HSW? Also, are you saying your classmates managed to get the firms that hired them to assume the full sponsorship debt? Crazy, contradicts everything I’ve been told

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