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.
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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.
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.
From studying for the GMAT to starting a school savings account, Tyeisha shares a few highlights and insights acquired from the Forté MBALaunch program as a participant and ambassador of the inaugural class.
If you are having trouble selecting the programs to apply to or what to write your essays about, then you need to take a step back.
People will tell you over and over again that selecting an MBA program is all about fit, and I’m going to let you in on a dirty little secret: they’re 100% correct.
The women Helen grew to know through MBALaunch made the world of business school and MBA admissions — which only a few months before had seemed intimidating and alien — small and filled with familiar, helpful faces.
As Kat is making her way through these crazy, jam-packed days with classmates, there are a few things she wishes she'd known before starting as an MBA that would have helped ease the transition.