So you’re thinking you want an MBA. Earning your MBA can cost thousands of dollars. Contrast that fact against starting your own company in the Internet age which can cost as little as a couple of hundred dollars. Quite a difference, right?
And while being an MBA graduate still has a certain cachet in the professional world, entrepreneurial college dropouts like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg did just fine without.
That MBA on your resume might not distinguish you from your peers now as much as it once did, but they have their upsides. Let’s take a look at the bad and the good of earning an MBA today.
Within each of us is a desire to be our own boss. We’ve all had our “million dollar” idea or one too many horrible bosses that make us want to start our own company.
Working at a start-up is certainly a gamble.
However, if you believe in the mission, and can throw your passion into making the team successful, it’s a gamble you should most definitely take.
Here are 3 reasons why…
It can be difficult to know what steps to take when you’re just starting out—whether it’s as a college grad, a job seeker or the founder of your own business.
We asked some of today’s top entrepreneurs, thought leaders, speakers, and bloggers what one piece of career advice they would give to young professionals.
As expected, their answers were both insightful and inspiring.
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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:
Internships at start-ups offer unique advantages over their corporate counterparts. Interns often have more responsibility, and are exposed to a wider range of business functions.
Perhaps most important, many start-up interns work directly with, and learn from, company founders and executives. Intimidated? Not you! Start-up executives are just people, right? More than that, they are people who both want and need their interns to succeed – and to contribute to the company’s success.
In other ways, however, you’ll need to adapt – fast – to thrive (or sometimes even to survive) as a start-up intern.
Here are some simple suggestions on interning effectively with start-up executives: