Case competitions are an important part of the MBA experience. They teach a valuable lesson in collaborating in teams and working under pressure to find a solution in an ambiguous setting. At the same time, successfully tackling a challenge was very rewarding and many find themselves looking for the next one.
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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.
"I have not for one second regretted my decision to go to business school, but I think if I had done what was easy, I'd be living in a lifetime of 'what-ifs.'"
"One will never feel 100% prepared for business school, but with marketing experience in wide-ranging roles under my belt, I felt I could make a real contribution to the classroom."
"For those switching careers, don’t discount what you can do with an MBA! This is one of the only times in your life where you can really make a change in your career. The key is understanding your value, what you truly want out of the MBA, and how your experiences translate into your new career path."
"Getting an MBA was important to me because I come from a science background and then worked in the nonprofit sector, where I really felt a lack of foundational business strategy."
While the career center is always extremely helpful, there are a few things that MBA student Kat learned during her internship search that she wishes she had known at the start.
The women who attend the Forté MBA Women's Leadership Conference will leave energized and committed to excelling in their career. And you need to make this investment in yourself.
I can’t believe that it’s already my last semester here at USC Marshall. The last 1.5 years have gone by so fast, and going to business school has been one of the best decisions I’ve made so far.
"There are so many different perspectives in an MBA classroom and so many opportunities to stretch and grow. It’s good to have a plan coming into the program, but make sure to expect the unexpected."