Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Week Twenty-Three: Dig Deep
Week Twenty-Three

On Monday, I was finally offered an internship. I thought about writing a long post on the challenges of changing both industry and function for MBA career switchers. About how much it sucks to constantly plead your case on the basis of nothing more than vaguely tangential experience and mental horsepower in interview after interview. Make no mistake, it is a bitch. But, at the end of the day, none of that really matters.

Truthfully, it just comes down to persistence and commitment. It took me exactly 140 days from my first interview to the day I finally received a formal offer letter. It was a difficult, demoralizing, and painful journey. There was a lot of disappointment along the way. I was fortunate to be surrounded by amazing friends and family to support me and cheer me on. I could have taken the easy way out and switched my focus along the way, but they helped me push on. I stuck to my guns, didn't give up and it all worked out in the end.

 I'll be joining SAP's Global Customer Strategy team for the summer to help them with their sales strategy. It will be work unlike anything I've ever done before. I am sure it is going to be an awesome experience.

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