In the third part of our live series with guest expert Chioma Isiadinso, co-founder of consultancy Expartus and former admissions officer at Harvard Business School, we continue answering questions submitted by students interested in applying for an MBA.
Join in on Thursday, 23rd July 2015, between 2pm and 3pm BST. To submit questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the right-hand side of this post.
Other posts in this series:
Sam Peter writes about his journey on finding a job in private equity Read more
Having finally secured a summer internship, Merih Ocbazghi shares his tips on the interview process Read more
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
Submit your questions 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.
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
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
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 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
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
Looking for a job? Then take the advice of one MBA blogger and network, network, network. Read more
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
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
With the end of the MBA programme in sight many students have embarked on interviews for consulting positions. Read more
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
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
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
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
Mastering time management is one of the most important skills that an MBA student can learn Read more
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
Graduation marks the end of an era as the USC Class of 2011 leave the school for far-flung destinations Read more
Interview tips for business school – the dos and don’ts Read more
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
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
It’s been a while since I have written for the blog. I am truly sorry but the last month has been crazy in terms of recruiting and in terms of thinking about my future career (will it be in the US or Argentina or somewhere else?). Read more
Life at IMD has changed for the past couple of weeks. No more lectures, case studies or assignments. There are also less people walking around and the restaurant feels empty.
No need to worry. There are no strikes in Switzerland. It is just that many students are away in places such as Sao Paolo, Shanghai, Finland or India, for their international consulting projects. Read more