"Think of business school as a two-year experiment. It is a safe environment to do all of the things that you’ve been too afraid to do up until now."
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"I decided to pursue an MBA to gain additional business knowledge and meet other classmates who share my desire to use start-ups as a vehicle for pursuing a certain goal."
Forté Executive Director Elissa Sangster is quoted in this article by FT.com. Although women are making strides in education generally, accounting for a majority of university students overall in most developed countries, they remain in a minority in business schools.
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.
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.
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.