"Making an impact on my community has been the driving force in my life and I can become a better agent for change by augmenting my skills with the enhanced finance, management, and operations skills of an MBA."
Posts in Forté Fellows
If you’re going to be yourself, you need to know yourself. Do you know why you want to go to business school? Do you know your short and long term goals?
Going to business school full time is a significant investment in yourself. Between lost income from not working and high tuition rates, you have to consider whether an MBA will provide a valuable return on investment.
Starting business school isn’t always the smooth process one thinks it may be. I describe my first few weeks so you have an example of what you, or your peers, might experience.
The entire business school application process can definitely feel overwhelming and daunting especially if you are also balancing a demanding work schedule. By planning early and staying organized, I believe that you can make the process much easier and less stressful.
For current MBAs, prospective students, and professional women - these conferences are a great way to develop your vision of the future. Whitney attended Ross's Women in Leadership Conferences and shares lessons learned, urging you to remember these words of wisdom from Angela Guido "You have to be yourself because everyone else is already taken. If you don’t, then no one else will and the world will miss out.”
“Does a traditional background for business school really exist? I’m challenged everyday by individuals from diverse backgrounds who have taught me more about business than I’ve ever before known. I truly think this is a once in a lifetime experience and I’m forever grateful for the opportunity.”
"Perspectives from other professionals and expert knowledge shared by world-renowned professors provide the backdrop for rich discussions from which I daily apply ‘a-ha moments’ in my career. "
"Business school will be the most inspiring, challenging and brutal two years of your life. There is nothing that can prepare you for it, there is no way to explain it and there is no investment more valuable for your future."
"One of the most impactful pieces of advice I’ve received so far in business school is that the MBA should be a transformational experience, not a transactional experience. What does that mean? I think it means taking risks and challenging myself to “say yes” to classes or experiences that I would typically shy away from. It means being open-minded and present within and outside the MBA community. These two years in school are meant to grant me a safe space to grow as a leader so that I can make a bigger impact!"