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Welcome to today’s

Ask The Expert Event

Navigating the MBA

Application Process

We’ll be starting shortly…

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We’ll be starting shortly…in the meantime… here are some helpful hints

Business School Myths& Realities

Myth: You have to take business classes before going to business school.

REALITY: MBA courses are tailored for both people who have taken previous business courses and for those with no previous business classes.

Myth: You must have corporate work experience to get into a top MBA Program.

REALITY: Business schools seek a variety of backgrounds to enhance the learning experience such as artists, engineers, teachers, military personnel, etc.

Myth: Business school is too expensive.

REALITY: There are numerous sources of funding including scholarships and low interest loans. Business school is an investment that yields lifelong benefits.

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Jevelyn Bonner-Reed

Ready-For-Finance Career Coach

Kellogg School of Management -

Former Admissions Officer

Ten School Diversity Alliance, Co-founder

BS, Michigan State University

MBA, Haas School of Business

Sergio Sotolongo

Student Funding Group, LLC Founder, Chairman & CEO

Goldman, Sachs & Co.Former Managing Director

Executive Leadership Council

BA, Princeton

MBA, Adelphi University

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agenda

Highlight the

Benefits of

Graduate

Management

Education

Discuss how

Admissions officers

Assess qualifications

And the value of the

MBA

Offer a forum for

You to ask

questions

Review how to

Navigate the MBA

Admissions Process

Polls and

Questions

Closing

Q & A

Good luck on

Your Application

Process!

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Quick Poll

Are you a college student or a

college graduate?

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Quick Poll

What is Your Undergraduate Major?

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The MBA is….

  • A Masters in Business Administration
  • A Flexible Degree - Available to All

Undergraduate Majors

  • Designed to teach you the fundamentals

of General Management

  • Global business and leadership training

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The benefits include….

  • Expand Business Knowledge
  • Career Exploration/Change
  • Credibility/Marketability/Flexibility
  • Increase Earning Potential
  • Global Access & Network
  • Leadership & Management Development
  • Opportunity for Joint Degree

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The value of the MBA….

aggressively appreciates over time!

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Post MBA Careers

  • Investment Associate
  • Senior Investment Officer-Real Estate
  • Alternative Investments Analyst
  • Senior Quantitative Analyst
  • Investor Relations Vice President
  • Vice President- Global Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Managing Director

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The MBA Admissions Process

Admissions Officers look for ….

  • Academic Ability
  • Demonstrated Career &

Leadership Potential

  • Diversity of thought

and experiences

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The MBA Admissions Process

And assess this by reviewing your….

  • Transcript & GMAT Results
  • Work Experience
  • Extracurricular Activities

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The MBA Admissions Process

Your admissions package includes….

  • Application Form
  • Essays
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Interview

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Self-Reflection

Key Questions

  • What are your short-term

career goals?

  • What are your long-term

career goals?

  • Why do you want an MBA?
  • What do you have to contribute to

the MBA experience?

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MBA Application Steps

Undergraduate Students:

  • Perform well in school
  • Explore different careers
  • Take classes that challenge you
  • Participate in extracurricular activities
  • Gain leadership experience
  • Complete summer internships(s)
  • Take the GMAT your senior year
  • Gain relevant work experience

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MBA Application Steps

Young Professionals:

  • Network with MBAs
  • Stay active outside of work
  • Study & take the GMAT
  • Visit schools
  • Update your resume
  • Meet with recommenders
  • Write several drafts of essays
  • Prepare for your interviews

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Resources & Organizations

  • Ready-For-Finance
  • The Robert Toigo Foundation
  • Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
  • The Forte Foundation
  • Ten School Diversity Alliance
  • Management Leadership for Tomorrow
  • National Black MBA Association
  • National Society of Hispanic MBAs

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