As a working professional, adding graduate school to the mix can seem like a challenge. But there are many working professionals that are successfully balancing both. Planning ahead and keeping an organized schedule can help you accomplish your graduate degree while working. Hear how full-time consultant, Jackie DiMonte, broke down her time to prepare for her part-time program as an MBA student at the University of Chicago.
When you’re an international student pursuing your MBA in the United States, life can be a little complicated. You have to dive straight into a challenging curriculum all while learning American culture and business practices along the way. Lorena Quezada, a second-year student at the Darden School of Business, knew she was up for the challenge. She shares what brought her from her hometown of Lima, Peru to Darden and why the decision was definitely worth it.
Is the lack of a business background stopping you from pursuing an MBA? Well, good news! Business schools accept students with degrees in a wide variety of concentrations. Hear why admission directors and deans from Columbia Business School, Darden School of Business and the National University of Singapore think a diverse background is beneficial.
When you think of finance, you probably think of Excel workbooks, Wall Street, and a never-ending quest for wealth. Shoumi Mittra, a student pursuing her Master in Management (MiM) in Financial Economics at EDHEC Business School in France, knows there’s a lot more to pursuing a career in finance than these clichés. She shares her passion for the multi-faceted industry, her career goals, and how business school is helping her along the way.
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Applying to business school can seem like an impossible task. Between applications, interviews, resumes, recommendations, and your everyday life, how can you stay on top of it all? Harvard Business School student Shelby Colby knows how you feel. She shares the ins and outs of the application process so you know exactly what to expect.
Colin Keeler and Cara Morphew, Co-Founders of BeenThere, have been through it all when it comes to the MBA application process. They’ve assessed the best MBA programs for their goals, painstakingly completed applications, and went on countless interviews all while wishing there was an affordable option to simplify the process.
Pursuing your MBA and saving the environment can go hand in hand. Lisa Sundeen, a first year student in Duke University’s 3-year MBA and Master of Environmental Management (MEM) dual degree program, knows just how important business is in driving innovation within environmental industries. Lisa shares her insights on the union of business and the environment, the possible career paths in sustainability, and why it’s important to pursue a career you love.
I may have chatted with Andy Koenig, student at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, on a Sunday afternoon, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t working. I caught him in between a morning of homework and an evening of going into his office at Georgetown University President’s Office to make sure he was prepared for the week ahead.
It can happen to any of us. You pick your major, you start working in your industry, and then you realize your job is not the right fit for you. It certainly happened to a second year student pursuing her MBA at the Darden School of Business. Learn when her moment of realization struck, how an MBA has clarified her future path, and why it’s never too late to make a change.