MBA Life

High risk: Wharton encourages agressive ambition and is the ideal place to test your limits

“How much did they pay you to give up on your dreams?” This quote from the film Up in the Air, staring George Clooney and Anna Kendrick, poignantly sums up so many of our situations. I am an abstract, creative thinker by nature. My goal was to work in an area such as advertising. However, when recruiting season began at university, I saw that full-time positions in my industry opened the following May, while all my classmates aiming for other industries secured jobs in October at twice my target salary. Read more

Being a TA for Chicago Booth’s entrepreneurial finance and private equity summer courses has given me a better understanding of the material I learnt myself earlier in the year Read more

Many benefits of an MBA may not be tangible, but the support from the networks provided by such programmes is certainly invaluable Read more

My ability to relax is still not optimal but as I engage more in mindfulness I hope I can achieve a decent work-life balance throughout my career Read more

Taking some time to think about the MBA experience from a personal and professional view point, here are some insights worth sharing Read more

Although the city is steeped in history, it is a wonderful blend of chic cosmopolitan elegance and buzz Read more

I know what I want in a job, but I am still struggling with where I can make sacrifices to achieve it Read more

What happened to my first quarter at business school?

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One aspect of Wharton that has not changed over the past year is the intensity of business school life. Balancing academics, recruiting, time with friends and extracurricular activities has been as challenging as ever Read more

As we finished the end of the MBA specialisation period, the COP21 Climate Change Summit reached a deal here in Paris. Read more

Chicago Booth MBA student Julia McInnis begins her search for the perfect internship Read more

Bo Zhang finds himself wearing a neon headband and hippy jacket for two weeks Read more

A two-day trek allows Jess Webb to focus on her teamwork skills  Read more

On entering the second half of her MBA, Kristina Koch analyses how things change  Read more

Meet one of the teams shortlisted for the final of the FT MBA Challenge  Read more

Meet one of the teams shortlisted for the final of the FT MBA Challenge  Read more

Meet one of the teams shortlisted for the final of the FT MBA Challenge  Read more

Realising the need to prioritise, Philippa Rock advises first-years and writes a list Read more

Meet one of the teams shortlisted for the final of the FT MBA Challenge  Read more

Kristina Koch marks her move to Canada with two internships  Read more

Incoming students share their experience so far  Read more

Philippa Rock makes the most of her free time in Alaska and the US Read more

Marta Szczerba makes the use of the app store in Palo Alto  Read more

Omar Khan is introduced to a tradition created by his professor  Read more

Philippa Rock summarises her summer and motivations  Read more