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

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

Sam Peter writes about his journey on finding a job in private equity Read more

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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

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. 

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After months of networking and anxiety MBA blogger Johanna Singer has accepted an internship offer. She can now sit back and relax Read more

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Alexandra Fitzgerald, MBA blogger, reveals what a typical business school day is like for a student at Rotman  Read more

What’s it really like when recruiters come to campus? James Doherty dissects an interview Read more

Business school is a marathon-length sprint says blogger Madhavi Rao, a flexible but focused approach is best she says. 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

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Despite feeling overworked and consumed by his MBA programme, one blogger confesses he has been having the time of his life ,  Read more

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

With the recruiting season upon them the students have to be both persistent and prepared to network, network and network Read more

Meetings arranged by the career services give students the opportunity to meet representatives from different sectors and gain different industry perspectives Read more

As the end of the programme approaches, students are throwing themselves into the recruitment season and focusing on job interviews Read more

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

As the fall quarter gets underway the recruiting season begins and the air is thick with anticipation and anxiety 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