Forté Executive Director Elissa Sangster analyzes what prevents so many women from rising above mid-level management.
Posts in MBA – About the MBA
When deciding whether an MBA is right for you, think about what you want to do with your career in the future. An MBA will only enhance your skills and make you a more valuable employee for knowing both the technical and the business side of things.
Our first Share Your Story is from Maya, who just graduated from Rotman. Maya takes a look back at what made her go into business school and, more importantly, how her life changed while she was there.
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”.
Elissa Sangster recently shared her thoughts on the Accepted.com podcast.
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.
Thinking about an MBA, but not sure how to pay for it? Listen to a recently recorded webinar on Financing Your MBA. Learn more about your ROI and the value of the MBA. We’ll help you better understand the process and give you some tips on what you should do to prepare.
"I have not for one second regretted my decision to go to business school, but I think if I had done what was easy, I'd be living in a lifetime of 'what-ifs.'"
"One will never feel 100% prepared for business school, but with marketing experience in wide-ranging roles under my belt, I felt I could make a real contribution to the classroom."