Articles by MBAsocial

  • 3 Signs You Aren’t Ready for MBA Life

    3 Signs You Aren’t Ready for MBA Life

    by on July 18th, 2012

    The past year has been a crash course for me in MBA living. I’ve experienced the highs and lows the prep books don’t tell you about. Because I know most MBA types and their significant others are big on planning and … Read More

  • Why MBAs Leave Their Jobs After Three Years And How To Avoid It

    Why MBAs Leave Their Jobs After Three Years And How To Avoid It

    by on June 3rd, 2012

    When professionals consider going to business school, they look at the typical benefits: an MBA from a top-tier school will position you for a great six-figure job, the opportunity to learn critical skills can help … Read More

  • 6 Must-Have Items Every MBA Spouse Should Have in Their Toolkit

    6 Must-Have Items Every MBA Spouse Should Have in Their Toolkit

    by on March 2nd, 2012

    Much like most of life’s big changes, the transition to being the spouse of an MBA student does not come with a detailed instruction manual. There’s no one-size-fits-all set of rules for every couple to abide by, and … Read More

  • Two Kellogg MBAs are Changing the Couponing Business…One “Like” At A Time

    Two Kellogg MBAs are Changing the Couponing Business…One “Like” At A Time

    by on January 21st, 2012

    Songhua Hu and Richard Lim will tell you that they are future serial entrepreneurs…and anyone who meets them absolutely believes this. The two co-founders of Dezzia, a social-media couponing site, are good friends who … Read More

  • This MBA Quit Investment Banking to Start an Online Fashion Business

    This MBA Quit Investment Banking to Start an Online Fashion Business

    by on January 16th, 2012

    In some ways, Vivek Agarwal is your typical startup founder: business smarts, a passion for starting things, and a family history of entrepreneurship. In other ways, he’s really not. “Most people seem to be surprised … Read More

  • What One NYU Stern MBA Thinks of Occupy Wall Street

    What One NYU Stern MBA Thinks of Occupy Wall Street

    by on January 4th, 2012

    What do you believe in? I don’t mean the kind of Santa–Cubs miracle–latest non-profit crap. But truly something you believe is right, with your heart, with fire. What would you stand up for? Take to the streets … Read More

  • Syllabus for an MBA Dad

    Syllabus for an MBA Dad

    by on December 30th, 2011

    How can I describe my first term as an MBA student and a father? Let me start by saying nothing can truly prepare you for being a parent. My wife and I read our fair share of parenting materials to learn about caring for … Read More

  • How to Find the Perfect Gift: An MBA’s Advice

    How to Find the Perfect Gift: An MBA’s Advice

    by on December 13th, 2011

    Gift-shopping for adults is difficult. Kids are easy – they want the latest toys or video games. But adults are harder, for many reasons, the following among them: he already has everything, the only things he … Read More

  • How to Make Sure A Recruiter Remembers You

    How to Make Sure A Recruiter Remembers You

    by on December 1st, 2011

    When Norah Scott walked into a hotel conference room filled with a buttoned-up, handsome crowd, she felt like an instant celebrity. At this non-descript space in the Hotel Orrington in Evanston, Illinois, over sixty … Read More

  • 2 Perks, 2 Challenges, and 1 Good Reason to Become an MBA Social Entrepreneur

    2 Perks, 2 Challenges, and 1 Good Reason to Become an MBA Social Entrepreneur

    by on November 5th, 2011

    Presentense Director of Training, Naomi Korb Weiss Committing to becoming a volunteer in the last year of business school for many would not seem like valuable time spent. While my classmates were anxiously recruiting … Read More

  • 10 Things I Learned About Startups

    10 Things I Learned About Startups

    by on October 30th, 2011

    When I moved to London to earn a master’s degree, I figured I’d be entering a new world: one of fish and chips, beer, and British accents. What I didn’t account for was the other new world I would discover: the … Read More

  • How to Get a Job on Wall Street

    How to Get a Job on Wall Street

    by on October 22nd, 2011

    If you think the playing field for finding a job on Wall Street isn’t quite level, you’re not the only one. Recently MBA Social talked to the founder of StreetofWalls.com, a startup content website devoted to giving … Read More

  • Entrepreneur Spotlight, Ashok Jayaram (Kenan-Flagler, ’11), Belaku Eye Hospitals

    Entrepreneur Spotlight, Ashok Jayaram (Kenan-Flagler, ’11), Belaku Eye Hospitals

    by on October 16th, 2011

    Belaku Eye Hospital Founder, Ashok Jayaram Ashok Jayaram was a software engineer in India, but has always done the best he could to offer his knowledge and a helping hand to those in need. Indeed his involvement with a … Read More

  • 6 Tips for Applying to Business School as Husband and Wife

    6 Tips for Applying to Business School as Husband and Wife

    by on October 9th, 2011

    Every year, a handful of lucky first-year MBA students start business school with their spouses as classmates. But no one quite knows how to go about the process of applying. If you’re a married couple (or planning to … Read More