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.
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:
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.
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.
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.