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6 Great Reasons to Do an MBA

Posted by Amy (HBS MBA Class of 2015) on

There are many reasons to do an MBA! From my experience, here are the top six: Reason 1: To switch careers. This is a very common reason. The MBA helps engineers switch to finance, doctors go into consulting, military go into senior management at corporates - the list goes on! Reason 2: To get international experience (to switch markets). Many international students complete an MBA in a different market to experience in that new market, often with the intention of working in that market after graduation. Reason 3: To learn business in a formal way. If you are like me and didn’t...

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How should I prepare for the interview?

Posted by Amy (HBS MBA Class of 2015) on

The interview is an important part of the MBA application process. As the application format evolves, the interview is becoming increasingly important part of the MBA application. On average roughly half of those invited to interview get admitted. While the chances are much higher, so it’s an important “last stage” of the process. Preparation makes a huge difference. You’ve put in so much work into your application, you owe it to yourself to do everything you can to take your application across the finish line! Practice makes a huge difference: the last thing you want to is be caught surprised. I’m...

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How to prepare your stories

Posted by Amy (HBS MBA Class of 2015) on

The interview is a great opportunity for the school to learn more about you. When the interviewer asks you a question, she is often most interested in the stories you share as part of your response. It is worth giving some thought to the stories you wish to share in the interview. While you don’t want to sound too rehearsed, being confident telling your important stories will put you at ease in the interview. To prepare your stories to share in the MBA interview: Find your stories. Go through the example interview questions and think about relevant situations that you...

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