Daniella Baires

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What Can You Expect From Your First Year of Graduate School?

May 31, 2019 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Grad school consideration

Are you considering graduate school, but want to hear from someone that's been there? Current graduate student, Michelle McGuire, shares her first year of experience at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Brandcenter program. Read about her first week experience returning to school as a grad student, the challenges she overcame in her first semester, and her overall thoughts as she finishes her first year. 

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What Are Your Motivations and Goals?

May 03, 2019 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Your next career move

Determining what you want to achieve, whether it’s personal, social, professional, or academic, can provide you with valuable insights and put you on the path to success. Telling the story of what makes you qualified and talented, as well as your motivation and goals provides employers and schools with a better understanding of you as an employee or a future graduate business student.

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Insights from Graduate Students

Apr 26, 2019 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Grad school consideration

Are you finding it difficult to make your decision about graduate school based off of school brochures and websites? Sure, there are great pictures of the campuses and an extensive list of programs available for you to check out. But wouldn't it be nice to hear from students who've actually been there, and how graduate school is helping to shape their future? Read about three real stories from an international student, a part-time student, and a current student who have been there!

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The Connection Between Women and Business School

Mar 22, 2019 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Grad school consideration

Did you know, 22% of women candidates say it's a career goal to be self-employed? And they are choosing business school as their first step to get there! This research snapshot from the Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™) Market Intelligence team shows the positive impact between women and business school

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5 Questions to Consider Before Graduate School

Feb 22, 2019 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Grad school consideration

There could be several reasons why you are considering graduate school. Maybe you want to advance your career or simply further your education. What ever it may be, consider these five questions as you begin to plan your graduate education journey. 

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5 Ways To Stay Up to Date With Technology Applications at Work

Jan 28, 2019 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Early career advice

Many professional work roles require you to use applications and technologies in addition to the typical Microsoft Office suite. Whether it's a customer relationship management system, a marketing automation tool, or a human resources application, you need to stay in the know. So if you're juggling more than one, check out these tips to help you stay up to date. 

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What Are Co-worker Approved Gifts?

Dec 18, 2018 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Workplace etiquette

The holidays are here and it's the season of giving! As fun as picking gifts for friends and family can be, it's a bit trickier for co-workers. You spend the majority of the day with them, but you're not on the same personal level as your loved ones. So what is an appropriate gift for a co-worker? Take our quiz to find out if you are an expert at gifting or if you should keep looking.

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What Careers are available if I have a Business Master's degree?

Nov 08, 2018 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Grad school consideration

So you decided a business master's is the next move for you. But with so many programs how do you choose the right one? It's important to choose a program that matches your career goals and interests. Check out our infographic that breaks down master's programs by industry and job function to help guide you to finding the right program for you.

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What Are the Benefits of Getting an MBA?

Oct 19, 2018 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Grad school consideration

Exploring the benefits of an MBA is a great first step to learning if graduate business or management education is the right path for you. Maybe you're a recent graduate and want to explore what additional education can do for your future career. Or you may have been working for a few years (or many years) and want to learn how an MBA or business master's can impact your career and your  opportunities. Regardless of your reason, understanding the benefits of an MBA or business master's degree can help you decide if it's the right path for you. Hear from admission directors about the numerous benefits a graduate business or management education can provide to you. 

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Five Steps to Create an Effective Elevator Pitch

Sep 20, 2018 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Early career advice

Whether you're at a conference networking or at a casual happy hour, you could be asked, "So, what does your company do?" Of course you know what your company does, but how do you say it in a short statement that everyone understands? Hello, elevator pitch! We all know what an elevator pitch is, but is yours crafted and ready to go? Use these steps to create an effective elevator pitch for any situation.

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