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MBA Admissions Mashup: What’s Next? Financing the MBA & Career Advice

MBA Admissions Mashup

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. With March ahead of us, thousands of you will be getting the good and/or bad news about admissions decisions at your target schools. Once that happens, you’ll have some deciding to do and the next step in your career begins! This week’s MBA Admissions Mashup is devoted entirely to the next phase. Enjoy!

First things first. How are you going to pay for your MBA? It’s not necessarily an impulse purchase. The potential ROI on those two years is definitely worth the financial “set back.” The Dartmouth / Tuck blog shared 5 tips on financing the MBA. “The return on investment is tremendous personally, professionally, and financially. At Tuck, we have several funding options available for all of our students. We will help you find the best combination of loans for your personal situation whether they are institutional, federal and/or private. We also offer no-cosigner loan options for international students.” Also, if you’re seriously interested in this topic, Prodigy Finance is generously sponsoring the Clear Admit Financing the MBA Strategy Guide, meaning you get it for free. This offer doesn’t last forever, so download it now!

Business school campuses are ripe with advice and resources to help you achieve your post-MBA goals. One of those resources are the students that have been there before — second years! The Duke / Fuqua MBA admissions blog outlined 7 ways that second years are a vital resource. One of those is through interview prep: “Career fellows help first-years crush interviews through one-on-one coaching and feedback about how best to tell their story. When I was a first-year, my career fellow was always there to help and even though he’s graduated is still just a text away!”

At UVA Darden, The Career Development Center was hard at work supporting their MBAs. In fact, “on 17 February, Darden partnered with other top MBA programs to host the fifth annual MBA Interview Forum in New York City. Darden had 20 students interview at the forum.” Find out more on the Darden MBA Admissions Blog.

On the Emory / Goizueta “Voices of Goizueta” blog, Rohan Chatterjee shared insight into what happens after the post-MBA job hunt and offered up 5 tips on how to make the most of your remaining time in b-school. “Using the time previously devoted to a job search to learn new skills, even if you think you will never use them in real world, has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my school year. So take a financial valuation class, sustainability directed study, or data mining seminar to challenge yourself, acquire another skill, and make yourself a more rounded person!”

That’s all for now! Catch you next time on another MBA Admissions Mashup!

Posted in: Admissions Tips, Financial Aid, Financial Aid Advice, General, MBA Admissions Mashup, Planning Tips

Schools: Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, Emory / Goizueta, UVA / Darden

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