What would make a graduate program application stand out, specifically for UC Berkeley's MBA program? A substantial amount of work experience or self-motivated, start-up projects focused on the things you are most passionate about? This is the good ole quantity vs. quality question.
I'm currently a program supervisor at a workforce development agency. i've reached the point where I am no longer passionate about my work. I feel like it is time for me to transition to a new organization or go back to school for my masters. Do I stick it out since I've been here for 3 years+ and most graduate school programs look at professional work experience or should I work towards finding my passion before I consider school?
p.s.-- I will be applying for an MBA
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One important aspect of the graduate application is the tie in to the mission of the school and how your work experience and goals are an ideal match. Having read admission applications, the key is to distinguish yourself. The topics that drive you and motivate would be more interesting than quantity. Your resume should demonstrate what you have accomplished. good luck!
My thought is that some work experience is a plus, but the self motivated projects make your application stand out. Focus on your passion in the areas of the application available. Dreams and aspirations are great motivation for good students.