Monday, July 25, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Have you all ever went to amazon and looked at all the bschools books out there? Well if you haven't there are soooo many books! With all these books how do you find the great ones. I'm all about reading reviews and blogs to find the most helpful books but still there are quite a few with great reviews. I need some recommendations so lets share bookshelves. I have a few books that helped me out tremendously. Here they are....
- Tell to win by Pete Guber
- I still haven't found one I can swear by any suggestions?
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I LIVE for checklists. When I start my week I create a list of things I need to complete before the end of the week. Yes I'm OCD when it comes to checklists. Sooo it's only natural I have a checklist for this whole bschool process. I created this list when I first started and have been adding to it ever since. The list is supposed to be of things that I need to complete before I start any applications. I'm worried that my detailed list will show you how OCD I really am :)...... So here's a high level look at my list
- Address any gaps I see in my profile -by this I mean if I'm weak on volunteering, get involved in something I'm passionate about.
- Set budget and save for bschools application process
- Research schools
- Finalized schools which I'm planning on applying too
- Revise resume and get professional feedback on it
- Think about and finalize recommenders list
- Decided which recommenders will do what school
- Make timeline of application deadlines and plan for execution
- My brand - this bullet point deserves to have its very own post
Monday, July 11, 2011
Over the 4th of July I had the chance to hang out with Motown and MktgBadger. These 2 are hilarious! Everything we did became a conversation on how it could be used to answer an essay question (some were jokes and others would actually make good essays).
Another insightful thing we did is list our personal traits. I definitely think this is something you should go over with a friend who knows you well. It was interesting to hear some of the traits that the two of them suggested for me. For example, I believe it was Motown who said I was persuasive, which is something I would have never listed for myself. Since Motown and I go way back she had stories on how I showed that personal trait. It was also very interesting to hear everyones stories that backed up their personal traits. If you haven't already take some time to storytell with friend :)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
We would be remiss if we did not annouce the Ross Essays on our blog. Enjoy!
- Introduce yourself to your future Ross classmates in 100 words or less.
- Describe your career goals. How will an MBA from Ross help you to achieve those goals? What is your vision for how you can make a unique contribution to the Ross community? (500 words)
- Describe a time in your career when you were frustrated or disappointed. What did you learn from that experience? (500 word maximum)
- Select one of the following questions:
- What are you most passionate about? (300 word maximum)
- Describe a personal challenge or obstacle and why you view it as such. How have you dealt with it? What have you learned from it? (300 word maximum)
Anyone thinking of applying to Ross? Any thoughts about the essay questions?