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MBA Admissions Mashup: Brexit, Veterans, and Relocating With Your Partner

MBA Admissions Mashup

And, we’re  back for the 2016-2017 admissions season! Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we’re shining a spotlight on veteran MBAs, sharing advice on remaining close to your partner during b-school, and getting some reassuring news out of Cambridge about how Brexit will affect MBAs studying in the UK.

Let’s start with the reassuring news, shall we? You may have heard that Britain voted (in a referendum) to leave the European Union. Of course that has left many prospective (and current) MBAs wondering how that will affect them. Conrad Chua, Head of MBA Admissions at Cambridge / Judge, took to the blogosphere to allay any fears. “Top employers that I have spoken to after the referendum have said that the vote will not change their recruitment plans. As global companies, they are always looking for global talent, and they are very used to applying for visas according to local laws.”

Over the past couple of years, business schools have made great strides in recruitment of veterans. Many have prominent Veteran MBA clubs that play a large role on campus. In fact, at UPenn / Wharton, the adcom just announced that they’re waiving their application fee in order to attract more applicants that have served their country. In her announcement, Maryellen Lamb, Deputy Vice Dean, MBA Admissions, Financial Aid and Career Management, notes: “This opportunity is the result of the efforts of our dedicated and passionate MBA Veterans Club, led this year by D.J. Faldowski and Vince Kuchar (WG17), partnering with our office to help ensure we continue to attract the military’s top talent. Last year, 224 active duty and honorably discharged U.S. veterans applied to Wharton, and we hope this program encourages more to take that step as well. We thank all veterans for their service to our country and are pleased to offer this well-deserved incentive.”

We all know that relocating in general is hard. You leave your home, the city/town you know, your friends, etc. Many of you will be doing just that very soon. David and Meghan Fairbank took the long journey to Cambridge, MA so that David could attend Harvard Business School. In a recent post on the HBS Voices Blog, David and Meghan shared 8 tips on how to include your partner in b-school life. “Get your partner immersed from the very beginning, so he or she feels fully involved in section activities and you are able to build friendships together. Section C made Megan feel like a member of the section from the first day of class, which made the experience enjoyable for Megan.  We also made some of our closest friends in the first couple of weeks of school (though, don’t worry if it takes longer). We truly felt that Section C was ‘our’ section, not just my section.”

That’s all for this week. Catch you next week on another MBA Admissions Mashup.

Posted in: Admissions Tips, MBA Admissions Mashup, MBA News, Military, News, Planning Tips

Schools: Cambridge / Judge, Harvard Business School, UPenn / Wharton

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