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Hi everyone. My name is Sara and I have been out of school for a while, working as a chemistry teacher in a public high school for the past several years. I am very interested in starting my own not-for-profit consulting firm for developing green energy in rural areas. It's been a while and I find the whole application process fairly intimidating. Is there anyone here who knows anything about MBA programs specializing in non-profit or with significant reusable energy curricula or connections? I think I could use some application consulting in general - does anyone know of test prep companies who offer this service as well?
Stanford great school for entrepeneurs and Non-profit. Great connections.
Yale, great school for non profits.
But outside of those, you should try location. In my opinion, schools like berkeley would have a stronger program just by location. A girl on the U of Chicago info session said she interned at a renewable energy company but she had to find the job herself by contacting an alumni. So there is at least 2 Chicago alumni that work in the field.
USNEWS and World Report 2008 Business Specialty Rankings: Nonprofit Ranked in 2008
1 Yale University New Haven, CT 2 Stanford University Stanford, CA 3 Northwestern University (Kellogg) Evanston, IL 3 University of California--Berkeley (Haas) Berkeley, CA 5 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (Ross) Ann Arbor, MI 6 Duke University (Fuqua) Durham, NC _________________
We're in a similar boats. I'm a public school teacher applying to go into social entrepreneurship/non-profit.
Yale, Michigan, and Kellogg all have great programs. NYU is just getting started with social entrepreneurship, since they are traditionally known as a finance school, but I was impressed with what they have going on there when I went on a tour.
Thanks for the tips. Where do you teach? Where are you in the app process?
I teach at the Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy II as a Teach for America teacher. Its a charter school in Harlem. We actually had a book published about our program a few weeks ago by a New York Times writer. Its called Whatever it Takes by Paul Tough. I was in no way a part of the book and we didn't even realize it was coming out until our principal told us. Its a pretty good read and a fair look at the challenges of teaching in Harlem.
I applied to five schools during Round 1 of the application season: Michigan (Ross), Yale SOM, Northwestern (Kellogg), Pennsylvania (Wharton), and Virginia (Darden). I'm going for a JD/MBA so I was looking for schools that had top 14 law programs attached to them. I will also be applying to Columbia Round 1 (their R1 is a lot later than the rest). So far, I received an interview invite at Michigan, a rejection with no interview ( ) from Wharton and everyone gets an interview from Kellogg. I have yet to hear anything from Yale and Darden. For Round 2 I plan to apply to NYU (Stern) and Chicago (Booth). I may throw in an app to Harvard and UCLA depending on how industrious I am feeling and what happens with my Round 1 schools.
Have you taken the GMAT yet? Are you looking to begin business school in Fall '09 or are you planning on applying during the following season? Hope that this helps!
"Sic volvere parcas..."
Re: Newbie to the Applcation Process
22 Nov 2008, 05:13