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Student Spotlight: UC Riverside, Valtteri Salomaki

Posted by The MBA Tour on 15 February 2019 / 0 Comments

Learn how Valtteri Salomaki manages his time as a student at UC Riverside Anderson Graduate School of Management and founder of a startup business.


Q: How did you choose your MBA program? What are your program's greatest assets?

A: I chose the UCR MBA program because of its location and alignment with my career goals. I am currently building a startup business in the Riverside market and I also aspire to work at ESRI after completing my MBA. The UCR AGSM MBA program's greatest assets are the close relationships between students and faculty and also the ability for any student to be a leader on campus.

 
 
Q: What activities are you involved in outside of class?
 
A: Outside of class I am involved in various activities such as serving as an AGSM Ambassador. In addition, I am the teaching assistant for the UCR SB/BCOE Consultancy Program, which is a program that connects business students consultants to work with senior design engineering projects aiming to create startup businesses. Lastly, I am the CEO of a UCR MBA Strategy Competition team where a team of six students manage a firm in a simulated strategy game against other MBA programs around the world.
 
 
Q: What have been the biggest challenges of pursuing your MBA?
 
A: My biggest challenge while pursuing my MBA is balancing time between classes and my other responsibilities. I am currently taking 5 classes in a quarter and working on my startup business, so finding free time can be difficult. However, I have very supportive classmates that help me study for exams so that I never feel overwhelmed with my workload.
 
 
Q: How did you decide that an MBA was the next step for you?
 
A: I decided that an MBA was the next step for me because of the career path I want to take. I aspire to work as a market strategist at an innovative technology company and eventually make my way up to an executive role. I wanted an MBA with a specific focus in marketing strategy and information systems to help obtain job roles that align with my ambitious career goals and accelerate opportunities for promotions.
 
 
Q: Do you have or plan on having an internship during your MBA experience? How does/will this internship relate to your future career goals?
 
A: I plan on completing a second internship at ESRI during my MBA program. I want to complete an internship in either data analytics or marketing strategy to allow myself to apply the course knowledge I have learned. This internship relates to my future career goals as I hope to work full­time as a marketing specialist at ESRI after completing my MBA.
 
 

Interested in receiving an MBA or Business Master's Degree? Check out UC Riverside's website to learn more about their graduate business opportunities!

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The 2019 Financial Times MBA Rankings and How to Use Them

Posted by Scott Edinburgh, Personal MBA Coach on 13 February 2019 / 0 Comments

The Financial Times recently released its 2019 Global MBA Rankings and once again Stanford Graduate School of Business secured the #1 position. Harvard Business School earned the #2 spot, up considerably from its #5 place in 2018. INSEAD was pushed to #3 while Wharton slipped to #4. New to the top 5 this year was Shanghai based China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), up considerably from #8 in 2018 and #11 in 2017. The CEIBS EMBA program was also ranked #5 in the Global EMBA Rankings. This is the best performance to date for the 25-year-old program.

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The MBA Tour India, Winter 2019!

Posted by The MBA Tour on 26 January 2019 / 0 Comments

Jumpstart your MBA Journey!

The MBA Tour India:
MBA & Business Master's Conferences

Meet York Schulich, IE, Manchester, Case Western, BU, Singapore Management & more top Business Programs!

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Personal MBA Coach’s Abbreviated MBA Kick-Start Plan

Posted by Scott Edinburgh, Personal MBA Coach on 22 January 2019 / 0 Comments

Eat healthier. Exercise more. Spend more time with your family. 

These may be some of the new year’s resolutions you had in mind. But for those of you hoping to apply to business school in 2019, add MBA application planning to this list.

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The MBA Tour North America, Winter 2019!

Posted by The MBA Tour on 08 January 2019 / 0 Comments

Jumpstart your MBA Journey!

The MBA Tour North America:
MBA & Business Master's Conferences

Meet Columbia, University of Southern California, Boston University, University of Cambridge, IESE, HEC Montréal, & more top Business Programs!

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Personal MBA Coach’s Guide To Deferral MBA Programs

Posted by Scott Edinburgh, Personal MBA Coach on 08 January 2019 / 0 Comments

An increasing number of MBA programs offer current undergraduate students the opportunity to gain a head start on the MBA application process. Deferral MBA programs allow ambitious students to secure a seat in a prestigious MBA program before entering the workforce. For those students who are certain about their MBA goals, studying for the GMAT/GRE and completing the MBA applications while in school can be a compelling proposition.

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Alumni Spotlight: Gabelli School of Business, Owen Daly

Posted by The MBA Tour on 26 December 2018 / 0 Comments

Owen Daly, alumnus of Gabelli School of Business, describes the many skills he learned during his MBA and offers advice to future candidates.

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Gabelli Launch: A Unique Start to your Gabelli MBA

Posted by The MBA Tour on 10 December 2018 / 0 Comments

Gabelli Launch is a four-week “preterm” orientation that is required for all incoming first-year students in the Full-time Gabelli MBA program. Introduced 2 years ago, Launch provides our students with a unique opportunity to gear up and get ready for the program before classes begin. The schedule is broken up week by week focusing in key areas of growth for our students. These include leadership development, communication skills, career search process, all while building ties with their peers and creating their lifelong Gabelli network.

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Student Spotlight: Gabelli School of Business, Samyukta Pareek

Posted by The MBA Tour on 06 December 2018 / 0 Comments

Learn how Samyukta Pareek, President of the Fordham Women in Business, balances her time as an MBA student at the Gabelli School of Business.

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Personal MBA Coach’s Tips For Developing Stand Out Essays

Posted by Erin Wand, Personal MBA Coach on 30 November 2018 / 0 Comments

It should come as no surprise that MBA applications must stand out. Every year, we hear post-mortem from applicants who applied on their own with 750+ GMAT scores, high GPAs and leading employers on their resumes who were rejected from their target schools on their first attempt.

There is generally one reason for this - their applications did not stand out!

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