I have read the whole thread and I find your answers appreciable.
I am facing a problem which I guess you can help me with.
To be honest, I did my B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from a reputed college in my country.
But the branch, i.e. chemical engg. was opted on the basis of my rank, and since at that point I had no exposure or likings and the college brand mattered more, I completed my B.tech.
I passed with a 7.63 cgpa and presently working in a petrochemical company which is also a fortune 100 company and the remuneration is also fab.
But the dilemma I am facing is:
1) I understand engineering and the job requirement and if I stay here or in my core industry I will survive and even do well.
2) But the job gets monotonous, I want a job where there is more thrill or should I say, I want to explore places, which i cannot do in a core industry as all plants are in desolate places.
3) Also I find that my soft skills which I honed will be of no use; the only knowledge required here is engineering and in the later stage man power handling.
Now what should I do?
I have considered doing an MBA which I find is necessary if I want a job at VC, CEO level.
merely an engineering degree wont suffice.
But when to do this MBA?
and can I do this MBA after working for several years in an engineering firm or like you suggested to the law firm guy; I need to change my field to some consulting company.
Another concern of mine is that, after MBA I will be in a different sector.
Now I know that engineering for me is not very juicy but I know it well, but what is the guarantee that the other sector would be juicy or satisfying as well??
Now you suggested to that guy to leave the law firm and do a job that is on business lines.
But finding a job isnt that easy and the package I am getting here is good enough. Taking a loose risk will break a lot of expectations that my parents have on me.
Kindly help in any way you can!!!