Articles by Forté Virtual Campus

  • Get Career Ready: Seek Constructive Feedback

    Get Career Ready: Seek Constructive Feedback

    by on July 18th, 2016

    Mostly, when we seek the input and feedback of others, we secretly hope they will praise us and emphasize what a great job we are doing. So when constructive feedback comes our way—like a subpar score on a test, … Read More

  • MBA Driving Forces: Career Switcher and Diversity Advocate

    MBA Driving Forces: Career Switcher and Diversity Advocate

    by on July 12th, 2016

    See how Chicago native and Howard University graduate Colleen Thomas, MBA ‘17, is thriving as a career switcher and an advocate for diversity on her campus. In this video, she reflects on why she chose to pursue an … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Get Good at Failing

    Get Career Ready: Get Good at Failing

    by on July 10th, 2016

    I teach a class called Failure Training because it turns out the only way to succeed in life is to fail. Before Thomas Edison had a successful working lightbulb, he failed 1,000 times, to which he famously claimed: “I … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Leverage Your Strengths

    Get Career Ready: Leverage Your Strengths

    by on July 7th, 2016

    There are the things that matter to you, such as contributing to others, being honest, or championing a cause. There are ways you prefer to operate, such as collaborating with like-minded peers, working alone on the … Read More

  • MBA Driving Forces: Funny Business

    MBA Driving Forces: Funny Business

    by on July 6th, 2016

    You might expect to see stressed-out students seek relief from the rigors of Illinois’ MBA program at the gym or a favorite campus watering hole. And then there is Lisa Linke. “I needed a break from studying for my … Read More

  • Declassified Squad Creation Guide

    Declassified Squad Creation Guide

    by on July 4th, 2016

    I don’t know about you, but I would love to be part of Taylor Swift’s fabulous, and seemingly ever growing, squad. While the chances of that are slim, forming your own squad can actually be as easy as Taylor makes it … Read More

  • MBA Driving Forces: Crashing the Tech Startup Party

    MBA Driving Forces: Crashing the Tech Startup Party

    by on June 29th, 2016

    Lauren Thompson Miller ’14 always knew she wanted to start a business like her engineering father and grandfathers. As a Rice MBA she took a class that would change the course of her life. Technology Entrepreneurship … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Measure

    Get Career Ready: Measure

    by on June 28th, 2016

    What’s the first thing you did when you started studying for the SAT or the ACT? You took a diagnostic test. How about when you thought about losing weight or gaining muscle? You stepped on the scale. All journeys … Read More

  • MBA Driving Forces: Makings of a Career

    MBA Driving Forces: Makings of a Career

    by on June 23rd, 2016

    Margot Anich, University of Rochester, Simon 2015 MBA, knew her degree would build on the skills she used as a pharmaceutical sales representative so that she could branch into health care management. She found that … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Network

    Get Career Ready: Network

    by on June 22nd, 2016

    You will probably get your first “real job” through some form of campus recruitment or using your school’s resources to find an opportunity. Likewise, if you decide to go to business school, you’ll likely get … Read More

  • MBA Driving Forces: Major League Eater Goes Corporate

    MBA Driving Forces: Major League Eater Goes Corporate

    by on June 17th, 2016

    Canadian and recent Broad MBA graduate Meredith Boxberger just might be the most interesting person in the world. She played collegiate-level softball on scholarship. She started and ran her own franchise restaurant … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Collaborate

    Get Career Ready: Collaborate

    by on June 15th, 2016

    Hopefully, per last week’s tip, you’ve started thinking about leadership. And this might have brought to mind an important fact about human nature: we all have free will. This means that, even if you’re “in … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Lead

    Get Career Ready: Lead

    by on June 8th, 2016

    Leadership is one of those words like “happiness,” or “art.” It has as many different meanings and interpretations as there are people on the planet, and ultimately, the only one that matters is yours. What … Read More

  • MBA Driving Forces: Taking a Risk—Changing Careers

    MBA Driving Forces: Taking a Risk—Changing Careers

    by on June 7th, 2016

    I had been working in the New York fashion industry for four years when an opportunity arose to join my family business, a staffing and HR consulting firm based in Pittsburgh. The company was going through a transitional … Read More