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Finally, I can talk a little bit about that huge MBA subject that I have avoided until now: the job search! Now it’s official – I have a job! A job that I am really excited to start and a job that will take me back to Europe after school.
Although I didn’t come into my MBA stressing about finding THE internship and finding THE job, this whole process turned out to be one of the best reasons why coming to Tuck was the right decision for me.
You see, I wanted to get out of banking. But banking was all I ever did, professionally. And so it was hard for me to get an interview for a general management role in a ‘real world industry’, as I like to call them! However, here at Tuck we can bid for interview slots. This means that when Amazon showed up, and didn’t pick my resume out of a stack, I still got a shot at interviewing with them and show my excitement for the company.
And the interview that I successfully made a bid for turned into an internship. And that internship turned into a full-time job offer.
Not to say this would’ve been impossible if I had not had the chance to bid for the interview. But I’m quite sure it would have been much harder.
In the end, it all took so much time to complete because the first job offer was in Seattle. And while I loved Seattle, I figured it was just too far from home. So, after a lot of soul searching and weighing the 25 vacation days in Europe against the two weeks in the US, I had to go back to try and switch that offer into a placement with their European headquarters.
And then enter some luck and perseverance. Now, it’s officially signed, sealed and delivered: I HAVE A JOB!
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