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Becoming “Jane Bond”
The Chicago Women in Business group at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, or “CWiB”, as it is affectionately known across campus, has long been one of the school’s largest student organizations. With over two hundred active student members, CWiB presents its leadership board with the daunting task of addressing the expectations and needs of a large and diverse member base.
Managing GMAT Stress
It's an oft-quoted fact that the most common fear in this country is the fear of public speaking. There you stand, in front of a crowd, palms sweating, heart racing, voice cracking, and every visible part of your body shaking. No wonder more Americans fear this scenario than those who fear flying, spiders, or (my personal phobia) snakes. The conventional wisdom for battling stage fright is to imagine your audience in their underwear….or better yet, naked.
GMAT Strategies for the Math-Challenged
The thought of algebra gives you hives. You’d rather discuss any topic but prime numbers. And you bitterly wonder why the GMAT tests your geometry skills. After all, it’s not like you want to be an architect.
MBA Admissions Essays: THE ONE QUESTION ALL BUSINESS SCHOOLS ASK
The key to getting the essays right is knowing what each question seeks what the admissions committee expects from your response in each case, and what bonus information can legitimately be added. But schools each ask different questions. Or do they?
The Business of Entertainment Sees the Limelight
The Entertainment, Media & Technology Program at New York University’s Stern School of Business gives students a unique understanding of the film, television, music, sports, and publishing businesses as only a school located at the heart of a world-class entertainment center can. If you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere!
Passion Play: MBA Grads use Degree as Stepping Stone to Imaginative Careers
Think a career in business and one in the arts or sports are mutually exclusive? Not so. Just because you spend two years in an MBA program steeped in numbers doesn’t mean you can’t get a job in an industry that deals more with the heart than the head. Even a concentration as quantitative as finance can be applied in fields as engaging and emotive as music, film, sports, and art.
Despite the fact that you cannot dive in and begin writing essays or scheduling interviews until applications are posted, you still have an opportunity to plan ahead and positively impact your application far in advance.
"...an on campus interview carries the benefits of the campus visit. If you have not already been on campus, this is a great opportunity to do so."
In most cases, maintaining a meaningful, (yet restrained) dialog with a contact on the admissions committee can be helpful.
Be Prepared for What You Won’t Learn in Business School
There are some things that business school won’t teach you - things that may come as a surprise… and you’ll find that the most important lessons don’t come from your textbooks or lectures.
Look Before You Leap
MBA school is an incredible investment that pays off in higher salaries and more opportunities, but the rising cost of that education often means that the debt you incur eats into the benefits provided by it. Before you go back to school, get smart about minimizing your debt load. And if you’ve already taken the plunge, find out what you can do now to affect those payments later.
How to...Figure Out if You're MBA Material
A master's in business administration (MBA) can take a career to a new level of success, but is it right for you? "An MBA expands your skill set and your network of contacts, and it significantly increases your long-term earning potential," says Dawna Clarke, director of admissions for Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, rated the top business school in the country by both the Wall Street Journal and Forbes.
Programs Strive for Better Fit with Female Candidates
Flirting with the idea of getting your MBA, but can't swing the traditional two-year program? Today, alternative format MBA programs come in lots of shapes and sizes, many developed specifically to court women students.
Why Earn an MBA? It’s the Degree that Keeps on Giving…and Giving…and Giving
Still undecided about whether you want to pursue that MBA degree or if it meshes with your life plan? Well, get off the fence — there are few investments that pay off in more ways than an MBA.
How to Choose an MBA Program
You’ve read the catalogs, you’ve done your online research. But you just can’t decide? Here’s a few strategies to help you get started.
Forté Forums Reveal the MBA Value Proposition
Will your investment pay off? Uncover the true values of an MBA degree.
Best Strategies for Paying for B-School
No Pain, No Gain? Even though the return on investment is eventually positive (and certainly priceless!), the high cost of getting MBA has given many a qualified candidate pause. Start planning now to control your business school debt later.
Prague for the Weekend, Anyone? Advantages of the Overseas MBA
With world-wide competition heating up, the MBA abroad offers much more than a two-year education in a coveted location.
Rethinking the MBA School Audience
More mature women bring focus to the classroom
MBA Admissions: Advice from an Expert
Ready to apply for an MBA program? Consider these tips from Dan Bauer, Managing Director of The MBA Exchange.
Enjoy A Funny Sneak-Peek at Life Inside B-School!
Fedra Pouideh has been there and lived to tell the tale. Her book "The Blushing MBA" is a humorous and candid chronicle of one woman's two-year adventure in a competitive, top-tiered business school and is an inspirational tribute to anyone who has ever considered (or dared to enter) college, graduate school, or the wild world of business. Visit http://www.theblushingmba.com/ for more info.