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Jan 22, 2014

The Four Dimensions of Being a Successful MBA Job Candidate (Part 1)

For each specific MBA internship and full-time job opportunity, there are a slew of technical skills, experiences, and capabilities that an MBA candidate needs to possess and highlight during the job search process. Yet, there are also a set of high-level, universal traits that a student has to display in... Read more »

Jan 15, 2014

Starting the New Year with Plans to Career-Switch (Part 2 of 2)

Last week’s column covered the topic of how to analyze whether attending business school as a means to switch careers makes sense (and how to decide whether doing so is right for you). For those who do decide to embark on a new career path as MBA candidates, the next... Read more »

Jan 8, 2014

Starting the New Year with Plans to Career-Switch (Part 1 of 2)

The start of a new year often offers time for reflection, as well as a chance to make new resolutions, set new goals, and aspire to make changes, both great and small, in one’s life. For rising MBAs – roughly 2/3 of them, by most counts – that means setting... Read more »

Dec 18, 2013

The Opportunity Cost of Hiring an MBA from the Employer Perspective (Part 2)

Last week’s column considered the relative value-add of hiring full-time MBA candidates, as opposed to high-achieving undergraduates or Executive MBAs. The goal in adopting a wider horizon regarding the recruiting playing field and a greater appreciation of the alternatives and constraints employers face when hiring MBAs, is not to draw... Read more »

Dec 11, 2013

The Opportunity Cost of Hiring an MBA, from the Employer’s Perspective (Part 1)

Last week’s column highlighted the extent to which having a ‘hard work’ ethos and a mindset focused on seeking out tough challenges after graduation (rather than expecting immediate gratification and a big payout from one’s business school efforts) can be a driving factor in students’ post-MBA success rates. As part... Read more »

Dec 4, 2013

The Key to a Successful Post-MBA Career

Welcome to the first in a series of guest columns focused on career strategy in the MBA context … a topic that should be squarely in your sights whether you’re considering applying to business school or are currently in the thick of the admissions process. A Wharton professor of mine... Read more »


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