My Pre-Employment Goals

by Matthew Kuo on August 2, 2013

in MBA

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One of the benefits of my post MBA full-time job offer is being able to delay my start date until three months after graduation.  Unlike most of my peers who are entering consulting for the first time, I know first-hand how stressful the lifestyle is and therefore wanted to delay my return to the workforce as long as I possibly could.

I vowed that during this “pre-employment” period, I would balance relaxation with at least some amount of productivity.  Thus far, my relaxation objective is definitely winning over.  My sleep schedule has veered into European time zones and I usually have to ask myself what day it is.

I feel that for me to become productive, I need some structure during this pre-work period.  The first step to doing that is to have goals.  Some of these are fairly easy, but it’s always good to have some low-hanging-fruit to get the ball rolling.  If I can achieve at least half of these objectives before my start date in September, I’ll be very satisfied.  Completed items are bolded and/or linked.

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Sandy October 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Hi Matthew,

First of all, thanks for this very helpful website and your intent to help out fellow MBA students. I am an MBA aspirant and I enjoy your posts.

I just wanted to some help around one of the things you mentioned above – Industry reports. Could you recommend some good websites or sources to download (free)Tech Industry reports? Thank you so much.

– Sandy


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