So, friends, we are officially in full-tilt recruiting season! Company representatives (and usually some alumni) are visiting our little corner of the world to show what their companies have to offer and what kinds of jobs they have available. These presentations are usually followed by a day of interviews for the afore-mentioned job opportunities. Doing the math with my hp12c calculator (that I bought for school and now use as a paperweight), I have calculated that ambitious students can have up to 10 interviews a week! Most don’t, but there is a buzz around campus about who is interviewing for what positions.
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You have prepared for the GMAT, taken the courses and still are not happy with your GMAT score, so you ask yourself “should I take it again?” If you feel like you can improve with some studying, it’s definitely worth another try.
Both alumni and contacts of USC Marshall are gracious enough to come onto campus after their busy workday, and participate in multiple roundtable sessions with students. They share their work experiences and answer questions in small groups. This is an invaluable learning experience for MBA students, and just one touch point in maintaining relationships with these companies.
When looking into all the different MBA programs out there it’s important to consider several items. First, you need to assess what you really want to get out of the program. Often the greatest networking opportunities come from a full-time program.
Coming to the U.S. and being selected as a Forté Fellow by Kelley changed a lot for me. Not only did I get a support system to talk to and feed off of in terms of ideas and opinions, but it made me realize that I could be a part of these organizations and help the next generation of businesswomen as well.
Bringing your passion alive in a business school application, however, is necessary to draw the application reader into your story, and truly convince them that you are a perfect fit for your dream school. This becomes increasingly difficult if you are part of the “typical applicant pool” of bankers, consultants, and even accountants.
What ultimately makes an MBA special is the opportunity to re-experience something utterly unique: a return to the university, an environment rigged for learning, exploration, and connection. Escaping from the grind of professional life, you have an opportunity to rejoin an environment designed to help you develop academically, personally, professionally.
Darden MBA student Jennifer Forman speaks about the Forté Foundation, which helps women launch into fulfilling business careers through partnerships with businesses, organizations and business schools.
This primer on the case study method is shared through Nicole Chacin's experience in the Harvard Summer Venture in Management Program.
Every admissions officer I spoke to gave me the same advice about timing: Don’t submit your application until you are completely ready. If you want to retake the GMAT to get a higher score, or if you need a few more weeks to polish up your resume and essays, take advantage of the opportunity to apply later.