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Aaudetat's Guide to Applying and Being in B-School

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This was part of a long discussion in the B-School Life forum, but I liked her "quick and dirty" tips so much I had to post them here to inspire us applicants. There will be some/many who do not agree with it, but I personally think it's golden!

108-t53769?&start=40

Thanks AAu! :)


AAu's guide to applying b-school:

Come up with places you like. Don't worry about the rankings. You'll get to where you need to go.
Shoot off a bunch of essays in 4 weeks. Recycle as much material as possible.
Don't worry about visiting, etc. You know what you need - you'll get the info from the web.
Don't practice for interviews. Read one of those books and make notes in the margins. You know who you are.
Above all, don't do a NPV calculation. Life's a journey. It's about so much more than money.

AAu's guide to being in b-school:

Do well in some classes. Don't worry about a few. Ace a few too.
Recruiting's all well and good, but don't let it stress you out.
Schoozing to get by is lame. If you like someone, reach out to them.
There are lots of jobs out there. You'll get one.
Embrace the hard stuff. If it weren't hard, it wouldn't be worth it.
Make friends. With the i-bankers, the marketers, the int'ls, and anyone else.
Above all, love your section.
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New post 09 Jan 2008, 04:39
Wow! Good comments, which I am willing to bet will never be found in any MBA application related books. This really is good stuff that can make you believe that normal, ordinary people can get MBAs too.

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New post 09 Sep 2009, 14:49
Kryzak -

I was searching for another post and found this! Now, however many months later, I still like that advice. And it really brings me back to where I was before, as an FY MBA. Thanks, buddy.

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New post 10 Sep 2009, 13:21
Hey, this is awesome ! Never saw this post before, thanks for bumping it back up ! :)

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New post 11 Sep 2009, 11:02
Wow, fond memories! Just read it again and still agree (now that I'm a second year student, scary!). :)

Thanks Aau, hope all is well in your new job!
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Hello from the GMAT Club MBAbot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

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