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I am currently an deferred admit for a top business school, and will be starting in the Fall of 2013. What advice would you give for making the best use of the 18 months I have left before beginning my graduate work.
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Re: What to do before Business School [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2011, 20:21
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I am currently an deferred admit for a top business school, and will be starting in the Fall of 2013. What advice would you give for making the best use of the 18 months I have left before beginning my graduate work.


See this one - I think it will put a lot of things into perspective.
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Re: What to do before Business School [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2011, 14:41
I don't know about you, but personally, once I get into school, I plan to travel for 3 months before school starts.

Why did you defer admission?

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The man of his word (assume you are a man)
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Re: What to do before Business School [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2011, 11:57
I was offered a deferred acceptance for 3 years as a college senior. I am trying to figure out how best to save money, and accomplish some currently undefined personal and professional goals before I go off to business school.
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Is your deferred admission contingent on you've done certain specific professional things? For example, if you decided to take off and travel for 1.5 years, would that reflect negatively and result in admission withdrawal?

If there is no consequence, I would totally just go travel, explore the world, volunteer in some remote country. You don't catch breaks like this later in your life.
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Re: What to do before Business School [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2011, 12:52
There were never explicit directions as to what I was to do with my time, but I am confident the expectation was to spend my time developing skills through work experience and the like. My original application noted my plans (already accepted job offer) for the deferral period. I do plan to travel before I start work, but I believe that will be relegated to the summer before I start.

What I have been looking for is how to best utilize this window I have before my life gets crazy at school and afterward. I don't know if I should look to define some short term goals or not. I don't want to look back on this small amount of time feeling like I didn't use it to my full advantage.
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Re: What to do before Business School [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 10:53
Personally I would travel and see places you've always wanted to see. Once you're in b-school, it's doubtful you'll ever have this chunk of "freedom" again in your life.
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Re: What to do before Business School [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2012, 09:12
Business school before i have creating graduation in bachelor of business administrative. I during graduation participated in many program and competition related in study. AND also visiting any company than analysis management of organization. How to make company plan and polices than created final report of company, suggested how can improved there system.
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I would:
1) Kick ass at the job you've accepted
2) Take on as many responsibilities as you can, keeping in mind the challenges the business faces
3) Network like crazy at your firm
4) Save some money, but not all of it - enjoy the time you'll have off
5) Take advantage of your company's education reimbursement to take classes here and there that interest you if available
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Re: What to do before Business School [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2012, 06:18
You can do some small business if you are interested.It is a good way to practise in fact.
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Re: What to do before Business School [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2012, 03:58
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Re: What to do before Business School [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2012, 11:04
I'm taking off 3 1/2 months and doing the following:

1. Going back home to help my family open up a new retail store.
2. Brushing up on my Spanish, traveling to Peru for 2 weeks, and hiking to Machu Picchu
3. Going to Coachella.
4. At least 2 Vegas trips.
5. Working on getting my blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu.
6. Working on launching my company.

Enjoy your time off! You probably won't get this opportunity many more times in life.
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Re: What to do before Business School [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2012, 20:43
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I'm taking off 3 1/2 months and doing the following:

1. Going back home to help my family open up a new retail store.
2. Brushing up on my Spanish, traveling to Peru for 2 weeks, and hiking to Machu Picchu
3. Going to Coachella.
4. At least 2 Vegas trips.
5. Working on getting my blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu.
6. Working on launching my company.

Enjoy your time off! You probably won't get this opportunity many more times in life.



Very smart move!
and I envy you :)
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