From Software Engineer to Grad Student in the US

Aug 02, 2019 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Grad school consideration

Two-time graduate student, Nidhi Mehrotra, made the decision it was time for a career change after working in the software engineering world. Nidihi gives us insight into what it was like to move to another country, complete her second graduate degree, and how it has impacted her career today.

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The Benefits of Work Experience Before Grad School

Jul 26, 2019 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Grad school consideration

When you start talking about going to grad school, you’re bound to get advice from your professors, friends, and everyone in between. One thing you’ll likely hear over and over again is that you should get a few years of work experience beforehand. How much weight should you give to this advice? Let’s break down the benefits of trading in the academic world for the real world before grad school.

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Find Out What a Mentor Can Do For You

Jul 19, 2019 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Your next career move

Since starting BeenThere in 2017, Founders Colin Keeler and Cara Morphew have been busy. They’ve both graduated from their respective business school programs this year (Colin from Wharton and Cara from Kellogg) and have continued to grow their online platform connecting business school applicants to mentors. Learn about their exciting company updates, how they measure the pulse of business school culture, and how business school helped them along the way.

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The Secret to Successfully Finding the Perfect Summer Internship

Jul 12, 2019 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Your next career move

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:

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Calling all MBA and Master's Students: Share Your Experience With Future Graduate Students!

Jun 27, 2019 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Grad school consideration

Would you like to share your journey toward getting an MBA or Master's degree? The Post College Professional blog would love to hear your story! Check out some of our previous profile posts:

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What Can I Do With an MBA?

Jun 21, 2019 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Your next career move

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.

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MarketSnacks to Robinhood Snacks: Insight into their Acquisition

Jun 14, 2019 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice

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:

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7 MBA Myths Busted

Jun 06, 2019 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Grad school consideration

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.

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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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Am I Ready for the GMAT?

May 24, 2019 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Grad school consideration

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:

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