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HOW TO HANDLE THE MOVE TO BUSINESS SCHOOL

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HOW TO HANDLE THE MOVE TO BUSINESS SCHOOL

Post Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:21 pm
Joining business school may seem daunting, as it is a new experience and there are so many things running through your mind, since you hope to do your best and to be in the top rank of your classmates. Here are some tips on what to do once you join business school.
Try to network with upper classmen. Since you are treading new ground and the best way to know what is ahead is to take advice from individuals who have walked the same road you are going down. Meet up with someone in the classes ahead of you and ask them what they encountered and what their challenges were. Doing so, will help you to stay ahead of the game.
Make sure you take the three pillar approach. Business school is not about books alone and the three pillars of growth that you require, whilst in business school are: academic which entails your reports and tests, social (clubs and fun events), and career (interviewing with job recruiters). Schools such as the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University offer annual events like Global Diversity Day to celebrate the various backgrounds of students enrolled in the school that have proved beneficial to students. An article by the Guardian also states that having a good balance between school and social activities, will significantly aid your school life.
You should also go for as many internships as you can because it will give you hands on experience in the career you want to pursue, as you will have when you join the workforce. Professor Dishan Kamdar, Senior Associate Dean at India School of Business, explains that “Internships have their advantages, but given the prior work experience, international exposure and diversity of the ISB class, we have successfully facilitated live consulting engagements for our students which have received a very positive response from industry.”
Build relationships in business school because no man is an island; making connections with people in your class and other classes will help you get through the tough times in school, as you are not alone. They will also be great allies in future as you will foster business partnerships and relationships with them.
You should also make sure that you are fully prepared for business school so make sure that you have acquired the correct textbooks, reference materials, notebooks, gadgets, and whatever it is that you need for the year. This will help you to stay organized and keep you from being distracted. You should also organize your time properly to get the full experience.
Try to also make sure that you network outside your field because many people think that the only connections and networks they require are those that are within their field. Meeting and networking with people outside their career field, will help in the future, as you will be able to make long-lasting business partnerships in different fields.
You should also make sure you ask for help when you need it. Whenever you require any help, be it academic or social, seek it. Most schools have study skill workshops, mental health specialists, and whichever support you require, while in school. You should also fully utilize your tutor, as he or she is there to give you your money’s worth in terms of knowledge acquisition. Ask as many questions as you need and most will be happy to answer.

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