Advice from Alumni

Alumni Advice: From Classroom to Career

Posted by TheMBATour on 18 May 2017 / 0 Comments

Name: Daniel Seixas 

School: HKUST, MBA Class of 2016 

Profession: Latam CITIzens Management Associate at Citi, Brazil

After growing up in Brazil, Europe, the US, and Canada, Daniel set his sights on Hong Kong to pursue his MBA at HKUST. With 6 years of experience in the financial sector under his belt, he knew his MBA would help him develop his skill set and gain a better understanding of working in Asia. He shares the lessons he learned from a standout course "Venture Capital and Private Equity" taught by acclaimed professor Larry Frank. Learn how the course and his MBA experience at HKUST has influenced his career path. 


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Advice from Alumni

Alumni Advice: What to Do at a Career Crossroads

Posted by TheMBATour on 11 May 2017 / 0 Comments

Name: Sharon Leung 

School: HKUST, MBA Class of 2016 

Profession: Channel Support Account Manager, Reseller Operations at Apple, Hong Kong

Are you at a career crossroads? Perhaps you've been at your current role for multiple years and want more room to grow. Maybe you're eyeing an entirely new field. Either way, an MBA can be your key to achieving a higher level role or breaking into a new industry.

Recent HKUST MBA alumna, Sharon Leung, knew that she wanted more out of her career.

"I think I was at the point in my career where I realized that there were certain holes missing in my experience....just having that understanding of business value chain or business strategy insights... which really led me to pursue an MBA."

Currently working for Apple in Hong Kong, Sharon shares her decision making process to leave her corporate accounting job to pursue an MBA and develop the business skillset she needed for professional development. Listen to her advice for prospective MBA students on making the most of your MBA program and utilizing your experiences for a successful career transition.

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Webinar: The MBA Application Process in Review

Posted by TheMBATour on 09 May 2017 / 0 Comments


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Advice from Alumni

Alumni Advice: Customizing Your MBA

Posted by TheMBATour on 08 May 2017 / 0 Comments

An MBA can help shape your future.  Whether it's connecting you with the right network, helping you to discover a career path, or even opening your eyes to new learning experiences and cultures, there is no doubt that your program will be impactful.

Just as an MBA will mold you, it's important to in turn customize the program to adapt and benefit your learning style and passions. With endless course options, on campus activities, and numerous opportunities some students can get swept away or feel overwhelmed. 

Recent UC Riverside A. Gary Anderson School of Management MBA graduate, Shahid Mohammed, shares how he balanced coursework, extracurriculars, and a career search during his time as a full-time MBA student--making the most of his time at school and creating a lifelong ROI.

Read more about Shahid's UCR MBA experience here

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Alumni, #AfterMyMBA

#AFTERMYMBA: Alumni experience at Estée Lauder

Posted by TheMBATour on 19 April 2017 / 1 Comment

Ever wonder what it's like to work at one of the world's largest cosmetic companies? Carolina Cheung is taking us inside her day-to-day life as a Presidential Management Associate at Estée Lauder's Toronto office. Carolina, who has quite the following on her lifestyle focused Instagram (20k+ to be exact!), knew her passion for the cosemetics industry paired with her MBA from the University of Toronto, Rotman would take her to her dream job. 

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Alumni Profile: Georgia Tech, Maggie Lovatt

Posted by TheMBATour on 06 April 2017 / 0 Comments

After multiple years in the workforce, MBA graduate, Maggie Lovatt, returned back to school to discover new career opportunities. At Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business, Maggie viewed her MBA experience as her new "full-time job." She shares how she leveraged on campus opportunities, learned to love networking, and successfully converted a summer internship at Goldman Sachs into a post-grad career.  

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Webinar: Strengthening Your MBA Profile

Posted by TheMBATour on 05 April 2017 / 2 Comments
Looking for an edge in the application process?  Join and The MBA Tour, Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 7:00PM EDT for an exclusive webinar, Strengthening Your MBA Profile. 
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Current MBA Student

Student Insight: Advice for International MBA Students

Posted by TheMBATour on 04 April 2017 / 0 Comments

Do you ever find yourself staring at a map dreaming of places you haven't yet been? Perhaps there's a plane ticket that you can't make the leap to purchase. Maybe, it's just the weekly #TravelTuesday reminders on social media that are giving you the urge to make a move. An MBA could be your opportunity to travel and learn abroad.

In a recent 2016 report surveying prospective MBA students, The Graduate Management Admissions Council found that 57% of applicants hope to study internationally. Whether your coming from India to the US or moving from Peru to Spain, the transition isn't always easy.

Current UC Riverside A. Gary Anderson School of Management MBA student, Jojo Chen, shares her experience relocating from China to California and provides advice on how to make the most of your MBA abroad.

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Alumni Profile: Mercer University, Brittany Figlow

Posted by TheMBATour on 31 March 2017 / 0 Comments

Choosing an MBA program can be a challenge. Brittany Figlow, an MBA alumna of Mercer University's Stetson School of Business, explains the factors she considered when selecting a a b-school. She also advises future applicants on how an MBA can help advance your career path. 

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Guest Post

6 Tips for a Persuasive MBA Goals Essay

Posted by Linda Abraham, on 28 March 2017 / 0 Comments

Most schools want to know why you’re pursuing an MBA, and why you want it from their school. Truthfully, even if the programs didn’t ask this question, it’s one you should ask yourself. You need to have the answer before you invest your time and money in an MBA program.

Your job, when writing your goals essay, is to connect your specific goals with the mission or strengths of your target MBA program. You also have to demonstrate that your goals are based in your experiences.

The following tips will help you show that Target School X is the bridge between where you’ve been and where you want to go. And bridging that gap is the essence of a persuasive goals essay.

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