Interviews

Charlotte Clarke, Communities Editor

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Planning to study for an MBA? Ask our panel of experts for advice on Wednesday, January 28 2015, from 2-3pm GMT. Register now to participate.

On the panel are:

  • Ilian Mihov, dean of Insead
  • Chioma Isiadinso, chief executive of Expartus
  • Keith Bevans, a partner at Bain & Company
  • Philippa Rock, an MBA student at Wharton
  • Della Bradshaw, FT Business Education Editor

Send your questions to ask@ft.com or submit them on the right-hand side of this post.

For more information, take a look at the FT Global MBA 2015 ranking of the top 100 schools. Read more

Charlotte Clarke, Communities Editor

Before any student can dive into the dynamic world of an MBA, they are faced with a long application process. Months can be spent choosing a programme, filling in forms, writing admissions essays, finding letters of recommendation and taking the GMAT or GRE. So what is the best approach to take? We asked a selection of FT MBA bloggers to share their advice:

Merih Ocbazghi, Kellogg School of Management: “The most difficult part of the process for me was the time between submitting the application and hearing back from the schools. This can be an incredibly nerve-wracking period as it feels like your entire future hangs in the balance. What helped me was to return (briefly) to my pre-application lifestyle. Reunite with those friends that you had to neglect due to studying for the GMAT, rekindle that hobby of yours that you didn’t have time for anymore. The worst thing you can do is spend too much time trying to put yourself in the admissions officers’ shoes – this will likely drive you crazy which is not a good situation for anyone.” Read more

Atul Agarwal, Warwick Business School

With his MBA almost over Atul is eager to return to the working world and a salary, but at the same time wants to continue to be a student and spend time with his business school friends Read more

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

Recruiting season – what does it mean and what secures an offer? Alexandra Fitzgerald has identified certain criteria which she believes can help students to get an interview and then subsequently an offer  Read more

Wing Lee, Ceibs

Wing Lee has embarked on an international exchange programme at Insead, at the Singapore campus. The experience has given him an insight into two different schools in Asia Read more

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Studying for an MBA is a stressful experience. Initially it students find that they can cope, but when academics and the search for an internship combine stress levels can go off the scale  Read more

Andi Caruso, SDA Bocconi

Looking for a job? Then take the advice of one MBA blogger and network, network, network. Read more

Kelvin Chiu

An exchange visit for a term gives an MBA student an insight into different cultures and also provides the opportunity to learn a different language Read more

Mark Partridge, University of Washington

For many business school students the interview season is upon them and recruiters are flooding the campuses. Students find that they have to prepare carefully and do their homework ahead of any interview Read more

Lee Mrnjavac, Iese Business School

With the end of the MBA programme in sight many students have embarked on interviews for consulting positions.  Read more

Aushima Thakur, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

It is the fag end of my MBA, two more months and we will be done. I will be a free soul again. Read more

Mihai Danila, Insead

An MBA programme is an intense experience. But it is important to remember that although you are faced with new experiences each and every day, it must not be at the expense of your old life and old friends Read more

Andi Caruso, SDA Bocconi

With the difficult economic situation in Europe, MBAs are finding it hard to secure summer internships. But for one MBA blogger perserverance paid off Read more

Andi Caruso, SDA Bocconi

Over the last two months, I’ve begun to realise that finding an internship is a long, gruelling process. One that requires much more time than I initially thought. Read more

Andrew DeLuca, WHU

Mastering time management is one of the most important skills that an MBA student can learn Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

As his MBA programme draws to a close Ryan reflects on the last two years’ of study and is convinced it is the best decision he ever made  Read more

Jonathan Kay, University of Southern California Marshall school

Graduation marks the end of an era as the USC Class of 2011 leave the school for far-flung destinations Read more

Alanna Petroff, Saïd Oxford

Interview tips for business school – the dos and don’ts Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

In my Operations Management class the other day we were talking about the concept of process flow, which my professor likened to the feeling that runners get when everything is functioning on all four cylinders and they feel as if they could go on forever. Read more

Alanna Petroff, Saïd Oxford

Since the first day of orientation classes in September, all the men in my class have been buzzing about the upcoming month of Movember. Read more