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Monday, August 29, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
After looking at those questions, I realized that I did not have the best people identified. So contrary to a previous post. I decided that…::drum roll::
I’m going to ask my current manager.
Monday, August 8, 2011
I wish I could but I can't work in clutter or disorganization. I always need a checklist and detail plan on how to get to my final goal. Just to give you all a glipse of how much organization I like, here is a small snap shot of my study schedule when I was studying for the gmat
Also, I have been eyeing this website Apply in the Sky which may help me keep all my documents and deadlines organized but I still need to google this site/company a bit more. If I decide to use the website that would take care of a few of my organizational needs but I still need a detailed calendar of deadlines and daily/weekly/monthly goals. Anyone have any good tools or websites that you are using to stay organized?
Thursday, August 4, 2011
So I narrowed down my school list from 10 schools to 7 schools. I ideally want to apply to 5 schools but it’s getting harder to narrow down my choices strategically. I decided after speaking to a few admissions consultants and friends, I should spread myself across a good number of SAFETY, FIT and REACH schools. I have 2 SAFETY schools on my list (schools where I am well within the 80% GMAT Range and GPA range), I have 3 “FIT” schools (schools where I am near the beginning range of the 80% GMAT range and may not be in the GPA range) and I have 2 REACH schools (either the schools are really selective or I am not in the GMAT/GPA ranges).
5 of the schools have 3-4 essays each. So to be conservative let’s say (5*4), 20 essays
2 of the schools are Consortium, which is 2, plus 2 more assuming there is just one school specific essay per school (2 + 2), 4 essays
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
August marks the month of extreme networking…at least in my book. In August I’ll be visiting two – three schools and also attending a few MBA fairs. I’m REALLY excited, but at the same time slightly nervous as well. Although I don’t think every person I meet will GoogleMe....
….I do want to have a presence on the Internet. In preparation, I’ve decided to make-over my LinkedIN profile. Not that I have/had anything crazy on there, but I do want my interests to come across more clearly.
Currently, I just have some positions I held..but I haven’t filled in any descriptions. Therefore I’ve been Googling tips on how to put my best foot forward. So several weeks ago, while I was at a conference for work, I asked my friend with a GREAT camera (DSLR for the photogeeks) to take a few professional headshots of me. It may sound slightly vain, but I wanted to have a sleek photo for recruiters/Admission Officers/MBA Students. I contemplated scheduling a professional photo…but these photos came out great…and were free :-)
As a sidebar (based on some convo's I've had) – once you get into school and possibly receive fellowships/awards, a headshot is usually needed. So its nice to be ahead of the game.
My next step this week is to develop a bio, and provide a short description of my previous roles and general interests….all before August 4 (ideally). Anyways here are a few tips that I picked up along the way…and a few resources to help:
• Fully complete your Linked-In profile with a bio and descriptions of your currently held positions
• Provide a professional headshot in your profile
• If you decide to share your email address, it should be professional (not reminescent of favorite songs/artists etc). Also, ask yourself do I want LinkedIN emails going to work? (i.e maybe you shouldn’t use your work email)
• UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE your profile…don’t let it get too stagnant (like mine….)