Are you thinking of pursuing an MBA or know of any friends that are considering an MBA?
JumpStart is excited to offer our Path2MBA Virtual Bootcamp to prepare candidates for success in applying to business school. With the expertise of Rebecca Trainor she is offering 5 sessions to help YOU (and possibly your friends/colleagues) to be ready to apply.
Path2MBA services are designed for our network to be part of a community working towards career progression. They are designed for diverse individuals that are 1 – 4 years out of undergraduate considering a career change through an MBA. We also include current undergrads who want to learn about the MBA process in a couple of years (must be a Senior).
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Check out the 5 sessions starting March 2023:
1. Making your MBA Gameplan – applying this year:
March 7th, 7:00pm – 8:15pm ET
Are you confident (or pretty confident) that this is your year to apply?
You have a strong sense of your career goals and have begun thinking about what you seek from your MBA. Maybe you have even explored programs through recruiting events or conversations with friends and colleagues. Now it’s time to get productive so you can make this year’s deadlines. In this session, we’ll get an overview of the pieces of the application puzzle and how to budget your time for each so you can avoid frantically throwing together an application that’s not your best, and instead set yourself up for success.
2. Making your MBA Gameplan – applying more than a year from now:
March 14th, 7:00pm – 8:15pm ET
Are you seriously interested in pursuing an MBA, but still pretty hazy on your future goals? Are you in your first year or two out of college, eager to get a jump on the MBA process, but clear that’s another year or two down the road for you? Now is the time for you to take steps with a longer time frame – pursuing extracurricular opportunities, preparing for the GMAT or GRE, and getting to know a wide range of MBA programs. In this session, we’ll get a high-level overview of the application requirements and how to make progress on those over the next 2-3 years in your early career.
3. MBA Letters of Recommendation and GMAT/GRE:
March 21st, 7:00pm – 8:15pm ET
This session will look closely at two of the key requirements for MBA admission – standardized tests and letters of recommendation. All big MBA programs now accept either the GMAT or the GRE. We’ll discuss how to choose and how to prepare to get your best score. We’ll also discuss letters of recommendation – determining who is best positioned to write on your behalf, how to ask for their support, and how you can support them so they can provide the maximum benefit to your candidacy.
4. MBA Applications and Resumes:
April 25th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm ET
A sharp resume for MBA applications looks a little different from one you might use for a job. We’ll talk through these differences and share tips for an impactful and efficient resume. In addition, MBA programs provide a chance to go beyond your resume through a series of short answer questions. We’ll talk about how to approach these to maximize the opportunity to thoughtfully build out your story.
5. Writing Strong MBA Application Essays:
May 23th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm ET
Unlike the college admissions process, where a common application allowed you to write one personal essay for all schools, MBA programs vary in what essay questions they ask to get to know you better. Some essay prompts are very focused on goals, others on past experiences or personal values. And still others are wide open spaces. In this session, we’ll look at a variety of prompts and discuss how to think about them before you begin writing. We’ll also spend time discussing best practices and common pitfalls in MBA essays.
Learn about our speaker Rebecca Trainor
Rebecca Trainor is an independent admissions advisor who has supported hundreds of applicants through the MBA admissions process over more than 10 years. After years of teaching GMAT and GRE to ambitious young professionals, who increasingly sought help in navigating their MBA applications, Rebecca shifted her focus to admissions. Rebecca began partnering with JumpStart in 2016.