Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

Time in the MBA sure flies! It’s exciting to see that as our class nears the finish line, next year’s class is queued up already. My two years at BYU have been transformative and I feel prepared to tackle business challenges. But it seems like yesterday that I was an anxious prospective MBA student, unsure of what to expect. Here are five things that I wish I knew before joining the programme. 

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

Want to battle stress and nerves, thrive under pressure, work the group dynamics and remain unfazed by ambiguity? Try an MBA case competition. 

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

With a nip in the air, leaves changing their colour and pumpkin-flavoured foods sprouting, you know the spookiest American holiday pervades. Halloween beckons – a time of celebration and superstition. Lounging between fall and winter, the Celtic festival of Samhain believes the spirits of the dead return on this eve to damage crops and play tricks on the living. 

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

Sonal has begun the second year of her MBA prgramme. For her this year is going to be about people and making memories, one of the advantages she says of a two-year programme 

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

As part of her internship Sonal attended an Adobe conference in California. Describing it at the ultimate “brain spa” Sonal had several a-ha moments and left the three-day conference inspired and full of energy 

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

After completing the first year of her MBA, new blogger Sonal is now six weeks into her internship. Here she reflects on her first year at business school