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The Forté Forums provide an unparalleled opportunity to speak with business school representatives, hear from inspiring MBA alumnae, and network with your future fellow classmates. Find out what to ask and who to talk to in each step of the application process.
Nothing boosts your confidence like feeling completely prepared for your MBA journey. To gain the in-depth knowledge you’ll need, attend one of the many webinars geared just for pre-MBA women, brought to you by Forté.
How awesome is it when Netflix recommends you a TV series that then becomes your new favorite? Or Amazon suggests a book that you can’t put down? Wouldn’t be it great if the same could happen for your career?
We tend to hate failure because we don’t put it in the right perspective. We often internalize our shortcomings, deeming ourselves the failure, rather than recognizing that we simply fell short of our own objectives. When cast in the correct light, you can see that failure is no enemy; it is your greatest teacher.
If you are in a business major, it’s pretty certain that you’re going to have to take part in at least one formal interview. They are a little daunting at first, no matter what kind, but with practice and a good idea of the protocol, there’s nothing to fear!
Once recruiting starts, you will have tons of people asking you to sum up everything that’s awesome about you ever. The break you have right now is a really good time to think back over all you’ve accomplished in your professional career and sketch out stories that demonstrate leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, analytical ability – basic things you’ll be asked for in interviews.
Interviews are a tricky thing – students spend months preparing, studying, networking, and in the end it comes down to a couple hours of Q&A that are totally unpredictable. Companies ask questions ranging from “What are your 5 weaknesses” to “If you had to make a speech at your retirement party, what would you say?” and candidates must be ready to tackle it all. However, there are a few strategies I learned through interviewing, most importantly how to “tell them what you want to tell them”.
Business school is an opportunity for you to find the career you are most passionate about. It is both a stressful and exciting process, and it can take a toll on you if you let it.
Your first day on the job, whether at a new internship, work-study job, or even a new volunteering position can be a nerve-wracking experience. Here is how to calm your nerves so you have a great experience.