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Good questions to ask at an MBA fair?

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Good questions to ask at an MBA fair?

Post Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:06 am
I'm going to an MBA Fair on Saturday and I was wondering if anyone had any particularly insightful questions that would be good to ask the Business School representatives? This Fair is pretty important for me, since I won't have a chance to visit the B-Schools in-person before I apply. I appreciate your help!

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Post Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:51 pm
Do your homework well!
Find out more informations about your target schools.
- check out their offficial site;
-read students blog;
& you'll know many insights but you'll become more curious & automatically questions start sprouting in your mind Wink thats what happens with me.

Ultimately it's your dream / journey.

You might wanna know about
-culture of the school
-how much working in team is imp to sail through MBA from that particular school
-Urban / rural culture & surroundings ....+ living expenses , partying/ splurge...
the ones I have listed above are general question. You should talk about something that you'd not know otherwise from world wide web.

Like: You should not ask 'how many studentsare from international background?' Rolling Eyes it's already there in stats page of their website. Instead you should ask how many of them actually came directly from foreign land without living in US before. You will never get such info on sites Wink


I can come up with more questions if you need, (just reply it );
but I would leave it to individuals.

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Post Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:56 pm
Do you have Richard Montauk's How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs? There are some good tips on questions to ask there...

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Post Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:49 am
Thanks for the suggestions. No, I don't have that book. I'll probably try to skim through it at my local Barnes & Noble. I am planning to ask about the culture of the school, living arrangements, specific scholarship opportunities, average class size, etc.

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Post Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:25 am
beatthegmat wrote:
Do you have Richard Montauk's How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs? There are some good tips on questions to ask there...
Eric, the edition you linked to is the 3rd edition. The 4th edition is now available. As a matter of fact, I just bought it couple of days back myself! I am not sure how different the 4th ed is from the 3rd ed but just throwing it out there...

How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs 4th ed

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Post Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:55 am
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...As a matter of fact, I just bought it couple of days back myself! I am not sure how different the 4th ed is from the 3rd ed but just throwing it out there...

How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs 4th ed
It gotta be better 8)

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Post Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:38 am
Thanks for updating me!

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Post Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:39 am
Well, today is the big day. Thanks for the help. Now, I just have to decide on my wardrobe. Hmm.... Crocs, Hammer Pants, and a tank top.... no, too formal....

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Post Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:02 am
SigGolfer wrote:
Well, today is the big day. Thanks for the help. Now, I just have to decide on my wardrobe. Hmm.... Crocs, Hammer Pants, and a tank top.... no, too formal....
oh forgot to tell you .. though it wont help much ... thought to provide a link here about my reflection on MBA tour

there are couple of articles on MBA tour at MBA schools tag.

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