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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.
If you're considering an MBA, a local Forté Forum is the best place for you to get your toes wet. Read an attendee's Forum experience as she discovered the resources available to her to reach her dream of business school.
Forté Executive Director Elissa Sangster analyzes what prevents so many women from rising above mid-level management.
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.