Presently there is a widespread notion that one should have a couple of years of work experience before joining MBA. Here is an advice.
I have no second thoughts. I would say one must have a work experience before going for MBA. But I would not say prior experience is going to be helpful in getting a better job. The chances of placement for a fresher in large company are same as the person with prior experience. In large companies when they have training pools everybody starts at the same level and the prior experience doesn’t get weighed so much. But there are a few exceptional candidates who join as fresher and still take a lot out of B school.
It doesn’t matter which company you work for, be it IT or factory or refinery all are considered as corporate experience. It’s an opportunity to learn about the management, how to be around people. It gives a lot of insight into organization behavior. I think those experiences values a lot. But obviously there are exceptions and one can’t generalize these things. These lines are supported by Neeraj Kakkar, the CEO of Hector Beverages.
Here are few words by Biswanath Chakraborty, who was one of the active members of CAT Preparation-iQuanta Group. He cleared CAT in first attempt and converted IIM Bangalore.
“Let me start by saying one thing ” iQuanta and CAT Preparation-iQuanta” has been my home for 2 years , when I was preparing for one of the most difficult and coveted exams ” CAT”. Its creator and my mentor Indrajeet Singh sir has been instrumental in my race to BELL THE CAT. With their constant help and tutelage I have been able to take another step towards my coveted dream of becoming a successful manager.