The 2013 Forté Forums get underway tonight in Chicago.
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Within a supportive and collaborative environment, the Forté Forums are great way to begin exploring the MBA program opportunities available to you at Top-Tier programs.
The Forums provide an opportunity for women thinking about business school to speak one-on-one with representatives from all of the Forté member schools.
Despite their various unique brand positions and program structures, top MBA programs all must teach the quantitative basics of finance, accounting, economics, and statistics.
In order to succeed in the admissions process, you must master the elevator pitch, a 60-second speech about yourself. In it, you must be able to articulate who you are, not just what you do/have done/want to do post-MBA. Business schools want to get to know you. More importantly, they want to be sure that you will contribute to the classroom environment, connect with your classmates and alumna, and successfully interview for a job.
So, you’ve conquered the GMAT. Check! Perfected your essays. Check! Submitted the applications and waited anxiously before receiving the incredible news that you’ve been admitted to your number one choice for business school. Congratulations! Now that you’ve celebrated and the excitement has quieted down, I’m sure you’re thinking, “Now what?”
Prospective students often ask me for advice on maximizing their chances of getting into a top-ranked school. The truth is, there is no golden ticket. MBA admissions decisions are based on a holistic approach, with consideration of each facet of your application. So, as you start to develop your MBA game plan, remember that business schools are evaluating your candidacy through three lenses.
The business school application process can be overwhelming, often leaving prospective MBA students confused on where to start. Once you have evaluated your short- and long-term career goals and have determined that business school is the right next step for you, it’s time to do your research. There are a number of areas you’ll explore with the goal of finding that which is relevant to you, but here are three key areas to invest your initial fact-finding focus.
With the economy on the rebound, MBA applications are on the rise according to Bloomberg Businessweek. And while it’s true that business school is potentially one of the greatest investments in your career you could make, you have to first understand if the MBA is right for you.
The best thing you can do is to meet students when on an MBA visit.