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.
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After experiencing periods of time where Rachel felt indecisive and wavered back and forth about applying to b-school, she strongly encourages women who are on the fence to take the time to consider the Forté MBALaunch program.
Ultimately, there is no wrong way to earn an MBA, just earn it in a manner that accommodates your life and chosen career path. Make the choice that is right for you!
It's never to early to start thinking about how you will pay for graduate school. Read and understand your school’s financial aid website. These websites often have a wealth of information for students, provide financial aid contact information, and are designed to answer most questions students have about educational financing.
Business schools encourage variety of opinions and perceptions. If you are an international student like me, remember that you should not only learn from others but also contribute from your own personal experience. Do not try to cover up your cultural background or match it to the common perspective. Instead, share your approach with your peers and be open minded to others. You will find that doing so is very enriching and rewarding.
Here I am few months into my first year, and I have further refined my goals and am starting to pursue a career in entrepreneurship with a focus in biotech. The people that I have met in my class have opened my eyes to a world of possibilities and I am thankful to have met them as they are helping to shape my future.
Business leaders are the people who ultimately decide how workplaces function, in any industry. So if you are passionate about women’s advancement and you want to help more women reach leadership roles, and if you want more flexibility in work-life balance, you need to become the person who has the power to promote employees and define the core values of the company.
You will be presented a lot of opportunities during business school, be sure to stay true to yourself and what you want to accomplish so that you don’t become overwhelmed by the volume of things that you think you should get involved in. The MBA experience is one that is very transformative in many different levels.
One of the fantastic aspects of business school is the diverse experience students bring to the table. However, coming into business from a “non-traditional” background can be, at times, intimidating. For those of you coming from outside the business world, I would like to offer a couple of tips from my experience and that of other “non-traditionalists.”
Aside from the GMAT, essays are quite possibly the toughest part of the MBA application. As you go to school information sessions and attend panels at events such as the Forte Forum, you will hear many tips on writing a great essay.