The first semester at Wharton really flew by. It’s hard to imagine that I had arrived in Philly back in late July and that I’ve been there for more than five months now!
For certain individuals, it makes more sense to begin a career as an entrepreneur first rather than a venture capitalist and that’s exactly what Kevin O’Connor did.
So your professor asks every study group in your class to produce a course summary: a comprehensive run-through of the textbook and readings for the semester. PowerPoint? “Unnecessary, this is 100 per cent about content.” Can we focus on a few key highlights? “no, you need to cover everything.”
The virtual team project is a unique experience of around-the-globe collaboration.
Standing backstage in my tuxedo, watching a group of Chinese EMBA students perform a highly polished flamenco routine in front of an audience of hundreds of their (and my) peers, I had something of an epiphany.
Well the trimester is now over and my final group deliverable for my business intelligence capstone course, a client presentation and white paper on the global energy market, was well received by both the client and the professor.
Ask most MBA applicants how they would choose between HBS and Stanford Graduate School of Business, and most would reply that HBS was the stellar old-school business brand, whereas Stanford is the place you go to launch tech startups. From the professional ambitions of my friends who have been to each this is broadly true.
Now that I am finally on holiday it’s time to think about what I want to get out of the last two terms of business school. Everyone says it goes by too fast, so how can I make sure I really make the most of it?