#InstagramTakeover: Mitch Howe, TCU Neeley

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Posted by TheMBATour on 10 November 2017 / 0 Comments

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Read below for a sneak peak into Mitch Howe's daily experiences as an MBA grad from TCU Neeley School of Business!

Name: Mitch Howe

School: MBATexas Christian University Neeley School of Business

 

 

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Take a sneak peak into Mitch Howe's life as an MBA alumnus of @tcu_mba! Swipe left to see more: [2/3] Before getting my MBA, I spent three years coaching college basketball and working in academic advising. The transition to the business world seems difficult if you let it, but I guarantee that in whatever sector you came from, there are translatable skills. The biggest key when applying for B-school and when applying for jobs is being confident in your own ability to be an asset to a program or company. Put on your best suit (and maybe some flashy socks), smile, and believe that you belong, because if you believe it, so will the person interviewing you. [3/3] One of the big reasons that I decided to leave New York and move south was for the weather, and that has a direct impact on your social life at TCU. This year we played golf on January 2nd in 70 degree weather. We can hang out at the pool six months out of the year, tailgate for football in November and baseball in March in beautiful weather, and spend our nights out at patio bars almost year-round. Stay tuned for more of Mitch's photos tomorrow!

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Take another look into @realmitchhowe's experiences as an MBA grad of @tcu_mba! [1/3] Because TCU is such a small program, it has a few really unique advantages. It attracts students who are naturally very inclusive, which fosters exceptional relationships with alumni, which we call the #PowerOfPurple.  It wasn’t difficult to find alumni to grab coffee with to get advice, and I can’t wait to give back to current and prospective students. The staff in the Graduate Career Center does an incredible job of having an individual relationship with students, helping to make connections with the alumni, and making the recruiting process simple for companies who recruit on campus. [2/3] Photo: Travel I was fortunate to receive a full tuition scholarship from TCU, but I still found that there was times that I was strapped for cash. In hindsight, I wish someone had told me to start seriously saving money (and airline points) a year before I started applying to schools, because there are so many travel opportunities during your MBA. I went to career fairs in Orlando and New Orleans, competed in a case competition in Boulder, visited companies in San Francisco and Seattle, attended the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, and spent 8 days in Cape Town, South Africa (where this photo was taken) as a study-abroad course. [3/3] Photo: Greatest Asset TCU’s best asset is its small cohort, which means that there are ample resources to support students in making the most of their MBA experience. During my first-year I made a proposal to fund students to attend the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, which had been a dream of mine to attend for ten years. The school covered the entry for the conference for six students each year, and during my second year we took first-place in the First Pitch Case Competition at the conference.

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Non Business Background

Before getting my MBA, I spent three years coaching college basketball and working in academic advising. The transition to the business world seems difficult if you let it, but I guarantee that in whatever sector you came from, there are translatable skills. The biggest key when applying for B-school and when applying for jobs is being confident in your own ability to be an asset to a program or company. Put on your best suit (and maybe some flashy socks), smile, and believe that you belong, because if you believe it, so will the person interviewing you.

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Golf

One of the big reasons that I decided to leave New York and move south was for the weather, and that has a direct impact on your social life at TCU. This year we played golf on January 2nd in 70 degree weather. We can hang out at the pool six months out of the year, tailgate for football in November and baseball in March in beautiful weather, and spend our nights out at patio bars almost year-round.

Picture 3:

Power Of Purple

Because TCU is such a small program, it has a few really unique advantages. It attracts students who are naturally very inclusive, which fosters exceptional relationships with alumni, which we call the #PowerOfPurple. It wasn’t difficult to find alumni to grab coffee with to get advice, and I can’t wait to give back to current and prospective students. The staff in the Graduate Career Center does an incredible job of having an individual relationship with students, helping to make connections with the alumni, and making the recruiting process simple for companies who recruit on campus.

Picture 4:

Travel

I was fortunate to receive a full tuition scholarship from TCU, but I still found that there was times that I was strapped for cash. In hindsight, I wish someone had told me to start seriously saving money (and airline points) a year before I started applying to schools, because there are so many travel opportunities during your MBA. I went to career fairs in Orlando and New Orleans, competed in a case competition in Boulder, visited companies in San Francisco and Seattle, attended the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, and spent 8 days in Cape Town, South Africa (where this photo was taken) as a study-abroad course.

Picture 5:

Greatest Asset

TCU’s best asset is its small cohort, which means that there are ample resources to support students in making the most of their MBA experience. During my first-year I made a proposal to fund students to attend the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, which had been a dream of mine to attend for ten years. The school covered the entry for the conference for six students each year, and during my second year we took first-place in the First Pitch Case Competition at the conference.

 

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