Even those who experienced events such as the 2008 financial crisis or the dot-com bubble of the late nineties agree on one thing: the current coronavirus pandemic is unlike anything that preceded it.
The last time we spoke to part-time MBA student Kevin Sundeen, he was preparing for his first week at George Mason University School of Business. Now the full time working professional and graduate student, shares how he could have prepared differently and what has been the most challenging during his first semester.
Giulio Gilardi knew he wanted a career change. While working in marketing strategy in his home country of Peru, he set his sights on the financial industry. And he knew exactly what he needed to get there: his MBA. Now a soon-to-be MBA graduate, Giulio shares his path to Duke’s Fuqua School of Business as an international student:
We get it, there’s nothing easy about making the decision to go to graduate school. There can be a lot standing in the way between being just an idea and actually attending. How will you afford it? Can you even handle school again? Read about the five most common obstacles that may be holding you back and what you can do to overcome them.
Sarabeth Dobbs recently started one of the greatest balancing acts known to working professionals: being both a part-time student and a full-time employee. Product Manager at the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) by day, part-time online MBA student at William and Mary by night, Sarabeth’s busy days are meticulously scheduled. Seven weeks into her balancing act, Sarabeth shares why she ultimately chose an online program and how it differs from a traditional business school experience.
The Post College Professional sat down with new grad student and working professional, Kevin Sundeen. After 10 years into his career, all arrows pointed to a graduate degree at George Mason University School of Business. Read about how he decided on the right program, how he balances his new school schedule with everyday life, and what he didn't expect from his grad school journey!
Are you curious to see what a graduate students' back to school checklist looks like? Part-time MBA graduate student, Kevin Sundeen, shares his back to school checklist as he starts his first week at George Mason University School of Business.
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.
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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