Both a start-up and an MBA will offer you a business education. You’ll be exposed to all facets of participating in, and in some cases running, an organization. Due to the time constraints, it’s difficult to do both at the same time.
That said, does the business knowledge you receive either from an MBA or a start-up supercede each other? Here are the essential pros and cons:
Young job-seekers are tumbling out of college with little to no work experience… and a resume that looks more like a static mini-autobiography than a dynamic story.
With the job market saturated with talent and eager workers, how can a young graduate stand out from the pack?
Imagine a time when having a bachelor’s degree absolutely guaranteed you’d land a job after graduation. A bachelor’s degree used to mean much more than it does today, and the higher supply has led to some unfortunate employment prospects.
Bill Baker, President of Dallas-based recruiting firm Schul Baker Partners, said master’s degrees are what bachelor’s degrees used to be. However, even though their value might have changed, an undergraduate degree is still a necessity in today’s work economy.
So what does that mean for Generation Y?
Running an executive search firm, we come in contact with many recent college graduates. We also coach recent grads who have had trouble finding a job after college graduation.
When we begin working with these students, we have to break some of the bad habits that career counselors have bestowed upon them over the years. While one would assume that career center heads really know their stuff, much of the information given to recent grads searching for jobs is inaccurate… and sometimes harmful.
Here are 5 of those pieces of bad advice that career centers give to students…