I have used the promise of Neapolitan pizza as motivation through challenges big and small in my life, from long runs to medical care to tough days at work. So, when a wrinkle was added to life as a full-time MBA in March, I immediately thought of my old pal.
Now that final exams, group projects, and papers are done for the semester, we’re looking forward to some well-deserved rest and relaxation. So in the spirit of that relaxation, we thought we’d talk about what all the MBA bloggers are looking forward to doing this break. Maybe there are some things on here you’re looking forward to doing too, or maybe you’ll add something new to your list.
As a full-time MBA student, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with students from a variety of MBA programs during the past year and a half. One thing has become clear to me in that time. The Smith MBA is uniquely focused on data.
That’s a good thing, because the business world is increasingly reliant on data and analytics. There’s a record need for people with analytical skill and managerial training.
If you were at the top of your game and submitted an early application for Robert H. Smith School of Business graduate programs starting in Fall 2020, first-round notifications begin issuing soon, in December and January.
So, what should you consider if you’re accepted to graduate school?
It’s a quintessential University of Maryland love story.
Justin Ferguson and Jasmine Snead first met on the University of Maryland College Park campus in 2015. He was studying communications. She was studying political science and African American studies. He liked structure and planning. She liked to decide as she went along.
Ask a second-year MBA student what advice they’d give to someone who’s just secured their MBA internship, and you’ll hear “network.” Also, build a project timeline, solve problems and think critically about what you want to be known for.
The greater Washington, D.C., metro area is a hub of activity. It’s an international city. The opportunities to meet people and find educational events are nearly endless. In the second year of my MBA program, I finally have time to enjoy more of what D.C. has to offer.
If you’re going to get an MBA in or around Washington, D.C., it’s not a bad idea to know a few things about local history. A lot can be learned from 243 years of collective U.S. leadership experience. Here are a few simple tools to get you started.