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9 Tips for MBA candidates before attending the MBA Tour

  1. Eyes on the prize. Make concrete connections between the value the tour represents and your personal and professional goals. Outline several goals that you are committed to and keep them in mind throughout this process.

  2. Who RSVP’d? Review the agenda to see what schools will be in attendance.  Plan your schedule, be selective and strategize your time.

  3. Google it. Research the schools that might be of interest to you.  If you spend a little time getting some background, then you can ask focused and specific questions. Showing a genuine interest in a program will impress representatives.

  4. Pull Rank. According to your preference, visit programs you are most attracted to FIRST. This ensures plenty of time to gather as much information as you need.

  5. Elevator pitchWrite, edit, and practice, practice, practice your “elevator pitch” – the ability to sell yourself in a concise, yet informative manner in the briefest moment of time.  The formula: name, relevant experience, and highlights of skills and strengths. Remember to tailor your introduction to each school based on thorough research and knowledge of their programs.

  6. Shake it off. While you’re at it, check your handshake. Is it lettuce limp? Or bone crushing?

  7. Ask away. Prepare a list of the most important questions you want answered.  It is easy to forget things when rushed or anxious. This will help you determine if there is a match between the program and your goals. Your questions may address topics such as: Reputation of Faculty, Quality of Program, Cost, Admissions Requirements, Curriculum, Employment/Placement, Geographic Location and Student Life.

  8. Answer away. Be prepared to answer questions from the admissions representatives, such as, “Why do you want to attend business school?” and, “When?” They will also inquire about your experience, long-range goals, and strengths and weaknesses.

  9. Supplies. Figure out what you need to take to the event and get them ready NOW. Unwrinkle that suit, polish those shoes, print out the ole resume, grab a nice lookin’ notebook and a shiny new pen from the store

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