Would several years' experience as a paralegal be sufficient to get into an MBA program?
I recently decided not to go to law school, acknowledging that my strengths, talents and interests would be better cultivated by a career in business management. I have often heard that you should really have several years’ experience working in the business world to demonstrate a certain level of professional maturity, etc. However I am wondering if a paralegal background would ever be considered ‘business world’ experience; I do a lot of corporate transactional paralegal work and have managerial responsibilities when it comes to transactions, case management, etc. but do not do much in the way of accounting, financial analysis, etc. Do I need to find a job in the business world that might draw upon my paralegal background (i.e., human resources or contract management) and then apply 3–4 years after working in that type of position? What other options/pathways should I consider? I’m not exactly sure where I want to end up precisely, but my interests lie in operations, management, organizing people, etc. This is an important decision and I’m looking for thoughtful, constructive advice.
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