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Weekend MBA from booth. Can I quit day-time job? [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2013, 00:01
While pursuing a weekend MBA at booth, can I quit my day-time job to look for internship opportunities in my area of interest?
Or does the school always expect its students to be fully-employed?

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Re: Weekend MBA from booth. Can I quit day-time job? [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2013, 15:03
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While pursuing a weekend MBA at booth, can I quit my day-time job to look for internship opportunities in my area of interest?
Or does the school always expect its students to be fully-employed?

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If you plan to quit your job, why not just do the full time MBA?
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Re: Weekend MBA from booth. Can I quit day-time job? [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2013, 06:31
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deepagmat82 wrote:
While pursuing a weekend MBA at booth, can I quit my day-time job to look for internship opportunities in my area of interest?
Or does the school always expect its students to be fully-employed?

Thanks


If you plan to quit your job, why not just do the full time MBA?


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Yes, this exactly. But to answer your question Booth does not have employment requirements for the Evening/Weekend MBA program. I know quite a few PT students who quit their jobs and essentially go full time. Just know that if you are looking for an internship you will not have access to on campus recruiting and resource. You will however have full access to full-time recruiting once you have secured enough credits (10 I think, but don't quote me on that).
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Re: Weekend MBA from booth. Can I quit day-time job? [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2013, 08:04
cheetarah1980 wrote:
candayam wrote:
deepagmat82 wrote:
While pursuing a weekend MBA at booth, can I quit my day-time job to look for internship opportunities in my area of interest?
Or does the school always expect its students to be fully-employed?

Thanks


If you plan to quit your job, why not just do the full time MBA?


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Yes, this exactly. But to answer your question Booth does not have employment requirements for the Evening/Weekend MBA program. I know quite a few PT students who quit their jobs and essentially go full time. Just know that if you are looking for an internship you will not have access to on campus recruiting and resource. You will however have full access to full-time recruiting once you have secured enough credits (10 I think, but don't quote me on that).


The important question is: Can part time students take classes in the morning with the full-time students? and participate in student clubs/day time events?

Disclaimer: I have not applied to any part-time programs.
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Re: Weekend MBA from booth. Can I quit day-time job? [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2013, 08:44
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cheetarah1980 wrote:
candayam wrote:
If you plan to quit your job, why not just do the full time MBA?


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Yes, this exactly. But to answer your question Booth does not have employment requirements for the Evening/Weekend MBA program. I know quite a few PT students who quit their jobs and essentially go full time. Just know that if you are looking for an internship you will not have access to on campus recruiting and resource. You will however have full access to full-time recruiting once you have secured enough credits (10 I think, but don't quote me on that).


The important question is: Can part time students take classes in the morning with the full-time students? and participate in student clubs/day time events?

Disclaimer: I have not applied to any part-time programs.


Yes PT students can take daytime classes with the full-time students. However, full-time students can also take evening and weekend classes. It's the same professors and classes just different sections. Students can bid on classes outside their home program in phase 3 of the bid cycle. This makes sure that students can get the classes they want in their home program in phases 1 and 2 before they go up for grabs to the entire Booth student body.

As far as club participation it depends on the clubs. PT students have their own clubs so I don't see much overlap in membership although both programs' (FT and PT) clubs will often open up events to the other. Hope this helps.
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Re: Weekend MBA from booth. Can I quit day-time job? [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2013, 18:53
Hey cheetarah1980,

Is it often for spots to be available after phase 1 and 2, or are the chances of gaining a spot are actually quite rare when applying for classes in the other program?

I have been admitted to the part time program, and, with my work schedule, I could easily attend daytime classes. I feel that would be a huge benefit in expanding those I meet in the program, rather than isolating myself to one program group.

I appreciate any feedback!

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Yes PT students can take daytime classes with the full-time students. However, full-time students can also take evening and weekend classes. It's the same professors and classes just different sections. Students can bid on classes outside their home program in phase 3 of the bid cycle. This makes sure that students can get the classes they want in their home program in phases 1 and 2 before they go up for grabs to the entire Booth student body.

As far as club participation it depends on the clubs. PT students have their own clubs so I don't see much overlap in membership although both programs' (FT and PT) clubs will often open up events to the other. Hope this helps.
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Re: Weekend MBA from booth. Can I quit day-time job? [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2013, 07:10
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Hey cheetarah1980,

Is it often for spots to be available after phase 1 and 2, or are the chances of gaining a spot are actually quite rare when applying for classes in the other program?

I have been admitted to the part time program, and, with my work schedule, I could easily attend daytime classes. I feel that would be a huge benefit in expanding those I meet in the program, rather than isolating myself to one program group.

I appreciate any feedback!


It's going to depend on the class. If it's a really popular professor then it's not likely. It just depends on how many spots are open at the end of each phase, how many bid points you have and willing to bid.

Last quarter I was able to get into the evening section of a very popular professor without spending any points. I watched the class enrollment, waited until add/drop (Phase 6), and hopped online and added the class as soon as the phase opened. A lot of my classmates take evening classes. Fewer PT students that daytime classes but I think that has to do with the fact that most of them work. I did have a PT student in my marketing class winter quarter. It's hard to give a concrete answer. You'll just have to see what the landscape is through trial and error.
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