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Mission Admission: Considerations for a Part-Time MBA [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Mission Admission: Considerations for a Part-Time MBA
Mission Admission is a series of MBA admission tips; a new one is posted each Tuesday.

We at mbaMission often receive questions about part-time MBA programs. So, we thought a look at some of the pros and cons of this option would be in order.

As for the pros, the one that business school candidates cite most frequently is that the part-time MBA involves a limited opportunity cost. Unlike a full-time MBA student, a part-time one does not miss out on two years of salary (and, in some cases, retirement savings) and can still earn raises and promotions while completing his/her studies. Furthermore, firm sponsorship seems to be more prevalent for part-time MBAs, so candidates who have this option can truly come out ahead, with a free education and continued earning throughout. Beyond the financial rationale, many part-time MBA students see an academic advantage; they can learn both in the classroom and at work and can then turn theory into practice (and vice versa) in real time, on an ongoing basis. Of course, a cynic might add that another pro is that part-time MBA programs are generally less selective. So, a candidate who may have had difficulty getting accepted to a traditional two-year program may have a better chance of being admitted to a well-regarded school in its part-time program instead.

As for the cons, many part-time MBA candidates feel that the comparative lack of structure means that networking opportunities within the class are more limited. While one part-time student could complete a school’s MBA program in two years, another might complete it in five. As a result, with candidates progressing through the program at such different paces, students will not likely see each other regularly in the same classes, at the same social events, etc. In addition, in a traditional MBA environment, academics always come first; in a part-time environment, work typically comes first, and academics must come second or even third, after family. In other words, the full-time program generally involves greater intensity with regard to the classroom experience, given that it is the primary focal point of students’ lives. Another thing to consider is that some MBA programs do not offer their “star” faculty to part-time students—something that candidates should definitely ask about before enrolling—and offer limited access to on-grounds recruiting.

Of course, we are not trying to offer a definitive “answer” or present a bias for a particular kind of program; we are simply sharing some objective facts for candidates to consider as they make informed choices for themselves.
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MBA Career News: Taking Stock of Fall Job Recruiting and Gearing Up fo [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: MBA Career News: Taking Stock of Fall Job Recruiting and Gearing Up for Spring
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In this new blog series, our mbaMissionCareer Coaches offer invaluable advice and industry-related news to help you actively manage your career. Topics include building your network, learning from mistakes and setbacks, perfecting your written communication, and mastering even the toughest interviews. To schedule a free half-hour consultation with one of our mbaMission Career Coaches, click here.

We know many of you are still actively job seeking. If you engaged in on-campus recruiting this fall and did not receive an offer, here are five reasons you may not have been successful—and more importantly, our advice for making you a more compelling candidate in the spring!

Lack of clear career goals or having career goals that were too ambitious: When employers are hiring, they seek evidence that you want the job and have the skills to do the job. Were your target roles realistic given your experience and skill set? Here are a few ways to investigate:

  • Seek advice from mentors, networking contacts, classmates, and your business school’s career management office. Look at the LinkedIn profiles of people in your target roles; what backgrounds do they possess?
  • Evaluate the gap between your skill set and the required skill set. Ask whether there are interim steps (roles) you can take to build requisite qualifications, and then eventually move into your ideal role.
  • Define and believe in your goals. Revisit the self-assessment you completed at the start of business school. Look to understand your interests and skills. Identify how to communicate your goals in an authentic and genuine manner.
Applied to too few firms—fewer than five: Finding a full-time job is a competitive process. The more applications you submit, the better your odds. Consider the following:

  • Our recommendation is to target between 8 and 12 companies at one timecategorize the firms into your top tier, middle tier, and bottom tier. Make sure your friends/classmates know your target companies, as they may have connections at those firms.
  • Do not apply to jobs on your school’s job board without thinking about whether the opportunity makes sense given your interests and skills. Can you tell a compelling story about why you want the job and how you will add value? You will increase your chances of success if you spend time conducting research and networking.
  • Recognize that the job opportunities in some industries or functions are more limited now that on-campus recruiting is winding down. Understand the hiring process/timing in your target areas of interest and re-adjust your list of target firms accordingly.
Lack of dedication to the recruiting process: We know that the fall semester is hectic with academic, extracurricular, and recruiting commitments, but you may not have devoted as much time as necessary to the recruiting process. Here are some tips for revamping your job search:

  • Starting now, make your job search a priority. Dedicate a specific number of hours to recruiting per week. (Put them on your calendar!)
  • Create a job search plan with mini-goals, and hold yourself accountable to these mini-goals each week. Build in milestones for you to re-evaluate your progress and any feedback from the marketplace. Track your progress on an Excel spreadsheet. In addition, check out our blog post about creating a job search plan.
  • Make sure that your efforts are about 80% proactive (i.e., identifying target firms, reaching out to people and networking) and about 20% reactive (i.e., looking at your business school’s job board).
Lack of “true” advocates within your target firms: Did you really build relationships with people in your target firms or simply have transactional conversations? Do not underestimate the value of an internal advocate who is pushing for you to get the interview or the job. This is a good time to evaluate your approach to advocates thus far:

  • Make sure your advocates know you well enough to tell your story and provide a positive endorsement of your candidacy.
  • Review your networking conversations for verbal and non-verbal reactions to your approach and your candidacy. Evaluate your approach including the content of your email requests, questions asked during conversations, and follow-up thank you notes. Refine your networking pitch and approach.
  • Network aggressively (but professionally). Find contacts at your target companies and schedule informational meetings. Check out our mbaMission blog for tips on networking.
Inability to sell yourself/lack of preparation: Finding the balance between being overly confident and underselling yourself is critical for success. We suggest taking the following steps:

  • Debrief your fall recruiting efforts (specifically interviews). What insights can you gather about your performance? Seek feedback on how you are presenting yourself. Ask classmates, your school’s career management center, and former colleagues for their first impressions of you.
  • Know the qualifications and attributes your target firm seeks, and create a compelling story to show how you fit.
  • Make sure all your job search materials (e.g., resume, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles) are memorable and relevant to your target audience. Check out our blog for tips on crafting these materials.
  • Research industry trends/company products. Have an opinion on and be willing and able to engage in conversation about these topics.
  • Know what to expect in the interview process, such as format and types of questions typically asked.
  • Practice interviewing (out loud) with peers or even alone by recording yourself on your phone. Try to simulate a real interview situation so you can practice interviewing under pressure.
Have you been admitted to business school? If so, do you want to get a head start on defining your career goals? Do you need help preparing for job interviews or learning how to effectively network with your target employers? Or maybe you want to be a top performer in your current role but are unsure how to maximize your potential. Let an mbaMission Career Coach help via afree 30-minute consultation!
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Wharton Team-Based Discussion 2017: What to Expect and How to Prepare [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Wharton Team-Based Discussion 2017: What to Expect and How to Prepare
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The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania plans to send out Round 2 interview invitations on February 8, and once again the school is using its team-based discussion format to evaluate MBA candidates, in place of a traditional business school admissions interview. Understandably, Wharton applicants get anxious about this atypical interview, because the approach creates a very different dynamic from what one usually encounters in a one-on-one meeting—and with other applicants also in the room, one cannot help but feel less in control of the content and direction of the conversation. Yet despite the uncertainty, here are a few things that interviewees can expect:

  • You will need to arrive at the interview with an idea—a response to a challenge that will be presented in your interview invitation.
  • Having the best idea is much less important than how you interact with others in the group and communicate your thoughts. So while you should prepare an idea ahead of time, that is only part of what you will be evaluated on.
  • Your peers will have prepared their ideas as well. Chances are that ideas will be raised that you know little or nothing about. Do not worry! The admissions committee members are not measuring your topical expertise. Instead, they want to see how you add to the collective output of the team.
  • After the team-based discussion, you will have a short one-on-one session with someone representing Wharton’s admissions team. More than likely, you will be asked to reflect on how the team-based discussion went for you; this will require self-awareness on your part.

To give candidates the opportunity to undergo a realistic test run before experiencing the actual event, we created our Team-Based Discussion Simulation. Via this simulation, applicants participate anonymously with three to five other MBA candidates in an online conversation, which is moderated by two of our experienced Senior Consultants familiar with Wharton’s format and approach. All participants then receive feedback on their performance, with special focus on their interpersonal skills and communication abilities. The simulation builds confidence by highlighting your role in a team, examining how you communicate your ideas to—and within—a group of (equally talented) peers, and discovering how you react when you are thrown “in the deep end” and have to swim. Our Wharton Team-Based Discussion Simulation allows you to test the experience so you will be ready for the real thing!

The 2017 Wharton Team-Based Discussion Simulation schedule is as follows:

  • Group A: Sunday, February 12 at 10:00 AM ET
  • Group B: Sunday, February 12 at 12:00 PM ET
  • Group C: Monday, February 13 at 9:00 PM ET
  • Group D: Tuesday, February 14 at 6:00 PM ET
  • Group E: Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 PM ET
  • Group F: Friday, February 17 at 4:00 PM ET
  • Group G: Sunday, February 19 at 10:00 AM ET
  • Group H: Sunday, February 19 at 12:00 PM ET
  • Group I: Tuesday, February 21 at 9:00 PM ET
  • Group J: Wednesday, February 22 at 9:00 PM ET
  • Group K: Friday, February 24 at 4:00 PM ET
  • Group L: Sunday, February 26 at 12:00 PM ET
To learn more or sign up for a session, visit our Wharton Team-Based Discussion Simulation page.
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Professor Profiles: Gregory B. Fairchild, University of Virginia Darde [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Professor Profiles: Gregory B. Fairchild, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
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Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when they choose a business school. However, the educational experience you will have is what is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor as identified by students. Today, we focus on Gregory B. Fairchild from the University of Virginia (UVA) Darden School of Business.

As an academic director for Darden’s Institute for Business in Society, Gregory B. Fairchild (MBA ’92) is charged with promoting ways in which business leadership can connect to broader societal issues. Fairchild specializes in entrepreneurship, business strategies, and business ethics, and he researches ways to create value in underserved areas. In 2011, Virginia Business magazine included Fairchild in its “Top 25: People to Watch” feature, and in 2012, both CNN/Fortune and Poets&Quants named him one of the best business school professors in the world.

Fairchild has received a number of teaching excellence awards at Darden, including recognition as an outstanding faculty member in 2008. One alumna we interviewed called Fairchild’s classes “exhilarating” and noted that he reviews his students’ resumes and can tie someone’s background to the topic of the day. She added that he is “scarily good” at cold calls and “won’t let go until he has dug all of the facts out of you.”

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B-School Chart of the Week: December 2016 and January 2017 Social Curr [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: B-School Chart of the Week: December 2016 and January 2017 Social Currency Rankings
Rankings come in all shapes and sizes, but can any ranking truly capture social cachet? For a different perspective on the value of an MBA, we turn to the New York Times society pages, where the editors select and profile promising couples. Each month, we dedicate one B-School Chart of the Week to tallying how alumni from top-ranked business schools are advancing their social currency ranking.

Despite the picturesque photo possibilities of snowy grounds, winter weddings appear to be somewhat of a rarity among MBAs—in fact, the New York Times profiled only eight nuptials involving MBAs during the month of December and nine in January. Perhaps the fewer the merrier, however, since these weddings featured some true business school romances.

Leslie Voorhees and Calley Means, who tied the knot in December, met at Harvard Business School (HBS) while pursuing their respective MBA degrees. Another December couple, Whitney Keefe and David Snider, also met while both were HBS students—but on a blind date!

In addition, some current MBA students were busy with January weddings. One groom is currently pursuing a degree at the Yale School of Management, another is studying at the New York University School of Business, and one bride, who is also the co-president of the student body, is hard at work at HBS.

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Beyond the MBA Classroom: Beer Blast at NYU Stern [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Beyond the MBA Classroom: Beer Blast at NYU Stern
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Alumni connect at NYU Stern’s Summer Beer Blast

When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.

Beer Blast—a party that takes place every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at New York University’s (NYU’s) Stern School of Business—is held in the basement of the school’s Henry Kaufman Management Center (in a renovated lounge area) and the adjacent Sosnoff Lounge. The gathering provides an opportunity for students to relax, interact, and get to know one another. A second year told mbaMission that Beer Blast allows students “to mingle once a week,” noting that “business school is about networking more than anything else.” Asserting that Beer Blast “is one of the best things about Stern,” a first year with whom we spoke explained, “It’s an opportunity for students to unwind at the end of the week and hang out with their classmates in a social setting. Fun fact: Beirut and flip cup are played.” After Beer Blast ends at 10:00 p.m., Sternies typically head to a local bar to continue the party.

For in-depth descriptions of social and community activities at NYU Stern and 15 other top MBA programs, check out the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.
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Diamonds in the Rough: Emory University’s Goizueta Business School [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Diamonds in the Rough: Emory University’s Goizueta Business School
MBA applicants can get carried away with rankings. In this series, we profile amazing programs at business schools that are typically ranked outside the top 15.Image

Named after late Coca-Cola CEO Roberto C. Goizueta, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School is deeply rooted in a legacy of global business leadership. Goizueta’s MBA program offers one- and two-year formats, strives to maintain an intimate learning environment, and affords its students the benefits of being located in a significant global commercial hub. One of the program’s notable advantages has been its success in attracting recruiters. The school’s recruiting strengths seem to be reflected in its latest employment report as well—95% of the Class of 2016 received job offers within three months of graduation and accepted positions with such major companies as Accenture, Barclays, Deloitte, Delta Air Lines, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, McKinsey & Company, and Wells Fargo.
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Friday Factoid: Conferences at Columbia Business School [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Friday Factoid: Conferences at Columbia Business School
Columbia Business School (CBS) offers a series of student-run conferences that give both first- and second-year students the opportunity to expand their knowledge across a variety of disciplines via panels and keynote speaker addresses, and to network with like-minded students, conference sponsors (who are often also big CBS recruiters), and even industry professionals.

During the popular Social Enterprise Conference, speakers discuss the ways leaders and managers can use strategy as a tool to maximize social change and how organizations can incorporate a broader spectrum of social gains into their organizational strategies, among other issues. Like the Social Enterprise Conference, the Marketing Association of Columbia (MAC) Conference usually enjoys a packed house. The MAC Conference has focused on such topics as the elevation, enhancement, and personalization of the brand experience for today’s mindful consumer. The most recent CBS Healthcare Conference featured a professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the Columbia University Medical Center as the keynote speaker. Conference season at Columbia also includes the India Business Conference and the Columbia Women in Business Conference.

CBS often touts its New York advantage—students have the business world right outside the school’s door, ripe for exploration. Obviously, however, this advantage does not mean that CBS neglects to bring the business world to its students.

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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: I Have a Gap! [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: I Have a Gap!
The perfect MBA applicant does not exist. However, a perception of the perfect applicant does—an individual who is scaling greater and greater personal, community, and professional peaks unabated until he or she finally applies. So, those who take time off at any point perceive themselves as disadvantaged. They worry that the admissions committees will see their gaps and dismiss them outright. After all, there are probably more determined individuals to admit, right?

Time off can be destructive, true. If you spend a year sitting on your couch watching reality TV, you are likely in trouble. If you have a strong professional history and spend one month between jobs sitting on your couch watching reality TV, your record should still speak for itself. But, even if you do take an extended leave, as long as you are productive during this time and you grow personally, you should still be just fine. In fact, an adventure may even add to your story and help you differentiate yourself.

If you spend six months or a year traveling before you start your professional career, you are certainly still eligible for a top MBA program. If you take a personal leave to care for a family member, do charity work, or even pursue a personal passion—an art form, for example—as long as you can show purpose and reveal a broad record of competency, an admissions officer should still see your merits.

Admissions officers are—and this may be surprising to some—human beings. They understand that applicants are not robots and that they have interests, passions, and personal lives. If you make good use of your time, they will not condemn you. They just might envy you.
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GMAT Impact: First Glance Exercises for Sentence Correction [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: GMAT Impact: First Glance Exercises for Sentence Correction
With regard to the GMAT, raw intellectual horsepower helps, but it is not everything. In this blog series, Manhattan Prep’s Stacey Koprince teaches you how to perform at your best on test day by using some common sense.

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For the past few weeks, we have been learning the four-step Sentence Correction (SC) Process. (If you have not read that three-part post yet, go do so now!) People are excited about the opening step, the First Glance, and have asked for more exercises to help them learn how to become a First Glance Expert. For instance…

Does the length of the underline tell you anything? If so, what?

What about the very first word of the underline? Or the last word right before the underline starts?

And what about the differences among the first words of each answer choice? Does anything strike you there?

Fantastic clues often exist in these areas, but you need to learn how to translate them. As with any study we do for the GMAT, our real learning comes before the clock starts ticking. Take all the time you need to analyze already-completed questions to figure out how to spot and react to certain types of clues. Then, when the test starts, you will know what to look for, and you will be able to react immediately when you spot a useful clue!

First, read the SC Process posts. Next, grab your copy of the Official Guide for GMAT Review 2017. Finally, start trying out the exercises detailed in the article Get the Most Out of Your First Glance.”

Plan to spend a few weeks working on this a little bit every day before you start to spot most of the types of clues that can pop out at you during your first glance at the problem. Have fun!
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Monday Morning Essay Tip: How Will You Contribute to the Program? [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Monday Morning Essay Tip: How Will You Contribute to the Program?
Many business schools use their essay questions as an opportunity to ask about the unique contributions you will make to their particular program.

Many candidates unwittingly make the mistake of thinking that a bland summary statement like “I will bring my leadership skills to XYZ School” will sufficiently express their intended contribution. One reason we prefer to work with business school candidates “from start to finish” is so we can proactively prevent such problems. Simply relating a story about a past experience and then repeating the main point does not demonstrate that you can or will make a meaningful contribution to the school. Ideally, you want to go further, explaining how you would apply and use your experience and skills while at the school in a way that would offer some benefit to others, thereby demonstrating a true understanding of your fit with that particular program.

Example 1:

“My experience as a stand-up comedian will allow me to bring humor to the Kellogg environment.”

With this statement, the MBA admissions committee is left wondering, “How exactly will this applicant bring humor to the environment? Does this person really know what our environment is about?” In contrast, consider the following:

Example 2:

“My experience as a stand-up comic will prove particularly useful at Kellogg, a dynamic environment where I will be constantly joining new and energetic study teams. I anticipate using my sense of humor to create more relaxed team environments, helping everyone feel comfortable contributing, though I will use my humor judiciously, such as to diffuse tense moments during late-night study sessions, rather than as a distraction. I believe my skills and experience being funny on stage will also allow me to play an important role in the Kellogg Follies.”

In this example, the writer has applied his/her personal experience and intended contribution directly to the Kellogg experience and has thereby shown a clear connection with the school, proving that the candidate truly identifies with it and accurately understands its nature.
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FROM mbaMission Blog: Navigating Proper Interview Etiquette
Making a good impression on your MBA admissions interviewer goes beyond simply answering questions well. Knowing how to dress properly and how to navigate certain etiquette issues is also crucial. You want to leave your interviewer confident that you have the maturity and professionalism necessary to succeed after graduation. The following are our answers to four questions that often bedevil applicants with respect to proper interview etiquette.

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What should I wear?


Always follow any guidelines the school provides about proper interview dress. If business casual is specified, wear business casual; if business attire, dress in business attire. Jeans, T-shirts, and ripped or unclean clothing are never appropriate. If the school does not specify a dress code, wear business attire for any on-campus interviews as well as for an off-campus interview with a member of the admissions staff. Business casual is often best when meeting an alumnus/alumna off campus, though you may consider politely asking the person you are meeting about proper attire in advance. Showing some creativity and style with your clothing is okay, but do not go overboard—remember that your meeting is a professional one, and your first impression is vital.

I am meeting my interviewer at a coffee shop. Who pays?

If you are meeting an alumnus/alumna at a café or similar establishment for an interview, try to avoid the awkward “who pays?” scenario altogether by arriving a few minutes early, purchasing your own beverage, and then offering to pay for the interviewer’s selection when he/she arrives. If the person you are meeting arrives before you, you might politely offer to pay for his/her drink, but if the interviewer declines, you should not insist.

Should I send a thank you note?

Yes, you should always send a brief thank you note after your interview. Write and send the note as soon as possible after your meeting—the same day or the next is ideal—and be sure to mention specifics from your conversation or your visit. Emailing the thank you is fine. Interviewers usually need to submit their feedback on candidates within 24 hours, so you want your message to be received quickly.

If I am not sure how I did, can I ask for feedback?

No! Feeling anxious about how you performed is natural, but do not ask your interviewer for feedback. Doing so will not help establish you as professional or mature and will instead leave the impression that you lack good judgment (and confidence). Just be patient and wait for the admissions committee to make its decision!

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Mission Admission: The Value of Current Community Service
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Mission Admission is a series of MBA admission tips; a new one is posted each Tuesday.

MBA admissions committees try to identify applicants who are constantly active, challenging themselves in all spheres of their lives. So, not only are extracurricular and community activities powerful in showing an MBA candidate’s benevolence, but they also help create the impression that the applicant is constantly pursuing goals and is therefore predisposed to success.

We regularly encounter applicants who say, “I have been so busy professionally that I haven’t had time to volunteer, but I was really active during college.” In almost all cases, however, as candidates get further from their college years, their undergraduate experience becomes decreasingly relevant. Although having a record of consistent achievement throughout college and into one’s professional life is best, MBA applicants are often evaluated on a “What have you done for me lately?” basis—meaning that contemporary community service is generally more important.

MBA admissions officers know that finding time to commit to external activities can sometimes be challenging, but they still see many applicants from the most competitive fields who indeed find time to give back to others. So, if you had a rich and rewarding college experience filled with leadership, in short, keep that trend going. You have a powerful complement to your contemporary involvements, but not a substitute.
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FROM mbaMission Blog: MBA Career News: Conducting Marketplace Research on Your Career Goals
In this new blog series, our mbaMission Career Coaches offer invaluable advice and industry-related news to help you actively manage your career. Topics include building your network, learning from mistakes and setbacks, perfecting your written communication, and mastering even the toughest interviews. To schedule a free half-hour consultation with one of our mbaMission Career Coaches,click here.

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Once you have identified your target industry and function, how do you know if you are a viable candidate? Consider taking the following actions:

  • Read job descriptions of positions posted on your target companies’ Web sites. Write down themes of sought-after qualifications (e.g., experiences, skills, attributes).
  • Review the LinkedIn profiles of people who are working in your target roles. Look at their experience section for information on where they worked before their current role (e.g., industry, function, and company) as well as at the skills section in these profiles.
  • Conduct research on companies’ hiring processes/needs, company culture, and compensation. Check out news and social media postings.
  • Talk to people in your target roles. Set up networking conversations, and seek advice as somebody who is looking to make a transition into their role or industry.

In addition, we suggest you start reading relevant industry trade publications to learn about the major trends and players in the industry. Many of these trade publications have robust Web sites and produce daily or weekly emails to which you can subscribe. The following list features a few ideas by industry sector:

Finally, do not forget to track, organize, and synthesize your findings:

  • Ask yourself, “What have I learned, and how will that inform my job search process and tactics?”
  • Make a list of the qualifications that are required or desired for your target roles. Brainstorm examples of how you demonstrate those qualifications across your professional, educational, and personal experiences.
  • Send follow-up thank-you notes to contacts with whom you spoke. Express appreciation for their guidance, and update them on how you have taken their advice.
  • Take action! Update your resume and LinkedIn profile, take an online class, identify and talk with more contacts, seek new opportunities at work to build relevant skills for the future, and apply to jobs of interest to you.
Have you been admitted to business school? If so, do you want to get a head start on defining your career goals? Do you need help preparing for job interviews or learning how to effectively network with your target employers? Or maybe you want to be a top performer in your current role but are unsure how to maximize your potential. Let an mbaMission Career Coach help via afree 30-minute consultation!
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FROM mbaMission Blog: Professor Profiles: Margaret Neale, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when they choose a business school. However, the educational experience you will have is what is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor as identified by students. Today, we focus on Margaret Neale from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB).

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One former GSB student described Margaret (Maggie) Neale to us at mbaMission as “somewhat intimidating” but quickly added, “I love her teaching style! She pushes each student way out of their comfort zone to make them a better negotiator using whatever style is appropriate for the situation.” Neale’s research is based on the psychology of conflict and negotiation. She was appointed as the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management in 2012 and serves as faculty director for two of Stanford University’s executive programs—Influence and Negotiation Strategies, and Managing Teams for Innovation and Success—and as co-director of the Executive Program for Women Leaders.

A first year described Neale to mbaMission as “wonderful, legendary,” and continued by saying, “She’s been around the Stanford community for a long time. She is very popular, engaging, and friendly. If you have the opportunity to take a class with her, you should. But be warned, her classes are oversubscribed.” In 2011, she became the 13th recipient—and first woman—to be presented with the business school’s Davis Award, which is bestowed upon a faculty member for lifetime achievement.

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Beyond the MBA Classroom: Fuqua Partners
When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.

Fuqua Partners is an organization at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business made up of students’ wives, husbands, and significant others who come to Durham while the students complete the MBA program. According to the school’s Web site, approximately 30% of the students in a typical incoming class at Fuqua are married or in some form of a committed relationship. The Fuqua Partners group is designed “to help partners make a life for themselves while students tackle the daily demands of an MBA,” explains the school’s Web site. A club officer told mbaMission that attendance at Fuqua Partners events can vary greatly, explaining that “a manicure/pedicure party may only attract ten people, whereas a barbecue may attract 100.”

One second-year student with a partner told mbaMission, “Fuqua does a really, really good job of integrating everybody,” and another noted, “Everyone’s invited to everything.” A first year we interviewed commented that the programs and the community support provided to partners were “very important” elements in his evaluation of MBA programs and that “Fuqua had the appeal that [my wife] and many others’ partners were all coming to the area for the first time and could build a network together, as opposed to trying to contend with trying to join existing cliques.”

Another married first-year student told us, “The key thing here is the strength of the partners’ network. For example, even from Blue Devils weekend, which is a ‘sell’ weekend for admitted applicants, I signed in, and my wife signed in separately and had her own bag of goodies waiting for her. [Partners] are really interwoven here; as much as possible, they’re invited to many of the events.” He added that at Fuqua, partners “have their own activities—running clubs and book clubs.” And another first year told mbaMission he felt that Fuqua is “hands-down the best for partners” of all the schools he considered and that this was one of the two primary reasons he applied.

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Diamonds in the Rough: Simon Business School
MBA applicants can get carried away with rankings. In this series, we profile amazing programs at business schools that are typically ranked outside the top 15.

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The full-time MBA program at the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester offers a broadly finance-oriented general management curriculum featuring particular strengths in analytics and accounting. Simon’s program is built on a foundation of 11 core courses, including “Managerial Economics,” “Capital Budgeting and Corporate Objectives,” and “Marketing Management,” as well as a communication sequence.

Students complete their core with an assigned study team before exploring more specialized professional interests. The school’s elective courses represent a variety of industries and functions, such as entrepreneurship, consulting, and real estate. Students may choose among 11 optional career concentrations, ranging from Competitive and Organizational Strategy (which includes both a Pricing track and a Strategy and Organizations track) and Marketing (which includes tracks in Brand Management, Pricing, and Marketing Strategy), to such analysis-heavy fields as Business Systems Consulting and Computers and Information Systems. In addition, the Simon MBA EDGE Program provides students with opportunities for personal development in such areas as problem solving, communication, and leadership through involvement in activities including clubs, advisory boards, and other groups on campus, as well as case competitions and projects with area companies. The program aims to complement knowledge learned in the classroom and increase students’ value to potential employers.

Simon’s Ain Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Information Intensive Services, and Center for Pricing offer curricular and research support to supplement the specific career concentrations. Simon is also home to nearly 30 professional and social student-run organizations aimed at coordinating networking events and professional development resources to assist students in advancing their careers.
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FROM mbaMission Blog: Friday Factoid: Launch a Business at Chicago Booth
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Chicago Booth is just a finance school, right? Wrong. In the past, we have discussed the strengths of the school’s marketing program, to some readers’ surprise. We also feel that not enough applicants are aware of Chicago Booth’s robust “hands-on” entrepreneurial offerings, which are available through its Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Where to begin?

Chicago Booth’s practical academic programs extend into the field of entrepreneurship with the school’s “New Venture and Small Enterprise Lab.” Herein, students work within a host firm or take on a dedicated project in a class designed to train those who intend to ultimately join start-ups or provide consulting services to them. In addition, the Polsky Center sponsors the annual Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge, a business plan competition that in 2016 awarded capital in spaces including legal advocacy and cause marketing.

Further, entrepreneurially minded Chicago Booth students can apply for funding from the Hyde Park Angels (HPA), a group of former Chicago Booth Executive MBA students who make investments in start-ups—in 2016, for example, the group invested more than $8M. Although the HPA is an arms-length organization and does not source investments exclusively from Chicago Booth, it maintains a connection to the Polsky Center, which supports the HPA’s mission. So, students hoping to get in front of the HPA’s investment committee will have a built-in networking advantage. Further, the HPA offers students the opportunity to intern as associates and gain venture capital experience while pursuing their MBA at Chicago Booth.

Believe it or not, we are just scratching the surface here. Again, Chicago Booth is most definitely not “just a finance school.”

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FROM mbaMission Blog: “Startup Junkie” Toby Hervey Shares His Journey from Georgetown to Pager, with Many Stops Along the Way
Today, many aspiring MBAs and MBA graduates want to join start-ups or launch such companies themselves. Is entrepreneurship as exciting as it seems? Is it really for you? mbaMission Founder Jeremy Shinewald has teamed up with Venture for America and CBS Interactive to launch Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast. Each week, Shinewald interviews another entrepreneur so you can hear the gritty stories of their ups and downs on the road to success.

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Toby Hervey

As a self-proclaimed “startup junkie,” Toby Hervey has been involved with such organizations as Waywire and Timehop. But to get where he is today, Hervey had to knock on quite a few doors…literally! He was determined to work in public policy during his studies at Georgetown, but after graduation he changed course and wanted to work at the designer clothing Web site Gilt. After first having coffee with “anyone at the company who agreed to do so,” Hervey eventually rose to be the company’s strategy and business development manager. His latest endeavor is Pager, a mobile service that connects health-care professionals with patients. Tune in to the podcast episode to hear Hervey discuss his journey so far, including these details:

  • Why he firmly believed that 15 years after his high school graduation, he would be secretary of state
  • How he learned to navigate the business world after joining Gilt by recording and transcribing conversations and meetings
  • How a 50-year-old French medical service served as one of the inspirations for Pager
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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: I Have No International Experience [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: I Have No International Experience
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In the past, we have addressed the prevailing MBA admissions myth that a “right” professional path exists for applicants to follow. Just as there is no ideal position to have pre-MBA, there is no ideal life experience either. International experience, for example, is not a prerequisite for admission to top programs, so a lack of international experience does not suddenly disqualify you.

One could fairly say that admissions officers want a geographically and experientially diverse class and that most MBA candidates these days have some international exposure, either through travel or work. However, keep in mind that international exposure is not limited to physically being out of the country. If you are dealing with suppliers abroad or running a weekly conference call with a team in another country—even if you are an American dealing with this from the United States or an Indian managing these tasks from India—you still have international experience.

However, even if you are an American working for a U.S. company with a U.S.-based product or service and U.S.-based customers—as unlikely as that is these days—you are not applying with one hand tied behind your back. Again, there is no checklist at the Admissions Office. If you have not had the personal resources or the professional opportunities to gain international experience, you can still become a business leader—the two are not mutually exclusive. So, like all candidates, you will need to explain to the MBA admissions committee how your degree will help you achieve your dreams. Gaining an international education and international exposure through your MBA may just be a crucial step in reaching your goals.
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