After doing what feels like countless internships, here I go again! I just finished my first year of graduate school at VCU Brandcenter and I’m currently a Strategy Intern at a strategy and design firm in New York City. Despite feeling like a bit of an elderly intern, I’ve loved my experience and the city. But it doesn’t mean my path to internship bliss was easy. Here are three lessons I learned last year that helped me find the perfect opportunity:
When you picture the career path of someone who has an MBA, what do you picture? Are you thinking of a financial analyst immersed in the stock market? Or maybe a business consultant seamlessly hopping from project to project? While those both are popular options, the truth is getting your MBA can lead to a lot more career paths than you may think.
Since we last talked to Jack Kramer and Nick Martell, Co-Founder of MarketSnacks, they’ve been busy. In a little over a year, they’ve scaled their company, launched a newsletter, and negotiated an acquisition by Robinhood. On top of becoming Robinhood Snacks, Jack and Nick both made big decisions when it came to their MBA programs. Learn the story of their acquisition and how business school helped them get there:
In theory, you know what an MBA is. It’s a Master’s of Business Administration, a degree designed to give you an overarching understanding of business and take your career to the next level. But, what is it really? And what does it actually prepare you for? This week, we’re busting some common myths about getting your MBA and what you can do with it.
How do you know if you’re ready to take the GMAT? It’s hard to shake the feeling that there’s always more to study, practice, and refine. After all, your score holds a lot of weight in your MBA admissions and you want to showcase your potential to your favorite schools. Follow these tried-and-true tips from business school students themselves to prepare:
You’ve started planning ahead for your business school application, but have yet to take on arguably the most daunting task: preparing for your GMAT. After all, you probably haven’t taken a formalized test that holds so much weight since your SATs. How do you even start studying for the GMAT? It’s all about finding your study style and figuring out what works best for you.
William Pearson and Nick Doman, co-founders of the Ocean Bottle and London Business School graduates, didn’t found their company with just profit in mind. What started as a shared passion for environmental impact grew into a company tackling the global issue of ocean plastic pollution. Co-founder Nick Doman gives us insight into the Ocean Bottle’s social and environmental impact and how London Business School helped jumpstart their company.
Do you think going to business school might be in your future? It’s never too early to start planning ahead. The ideal timeline from when you start researching schools to when you step onto campus on the first day of school spans over a year and a half! It may sound crazy, but you need all that time to do your research, start your applications, take the GMAT, tour the schools, submit your applications, interview, etc. The list goes on and on! But before you feel too overwhelmed, here are a few easy things you can start doing now to secure your spot in the Class of 2022 or beyond:
In 25 days I will finish my first year of graduate school and I am feeling every emotion imaginable. I’m excited to reach the halfway point, nervous about where my summer internship will be, incredulous at how fast the time has flown, and scared of the higher expectations that I’ll face next year.
When it comes to going to graduate school, you probably have two main motivations: to get the best education possible and to pay the least amount of money possible out of your own pocket. While graduate school is worth it for your professional development in the long run, the financial burden of tuition and living expenses can be intimidating for both you and your bank account. Before taking out the maximum amount of loans, try looking in the following places for a little extra grad school money: