Introducing the MBASchooled Guide for Incoming MBA Students

I’ve gotten the chance to talk to many incoming MBA students. During my conversations, many incoming students want to know what to expect and what life will be like as an MBA student. To help answer these questions, I’ve gone out and asked some current and former MBA students to share what they know from their MBA experience about some of the key aspects of the MBA experience. I’ve also asked them to provide some honest advice about what to expect and actionable guidance on what students can do to prepare for their MBA experience. I’ll be releasing these one by one over the next few days.

As you prepare for your business school journey I hope this provides an insightful look at what your life will soon be like. The great thing is that each student is unique, and so is their experience. Hopefully, by seeing a wide range of backgrounds, you’ll get a good sense of the spectrum of experiences there are in business school. The fun part comes in choosing what experience you want.


PS – If for some reason there is a topic that isn’t covered that you’d like for us to cover, e-mail me and I’ll get someone to cover it!


1. Academics – Know Your School, Know yourself, with Nick Johnson (Stern, ’15)

2. RecruitingDo your homework, zero in, and wait for the right opportunity, with Sarah Rumbaugh (Darden, ’15)

3. Classmates – Teamwork makes the dream work, with Matt Cairns (Fuqua, ’16)

4. TravelStart early, pay it forward, and avoid opportunity overload, with Kerry Rigley (UNC Kenan-Flagler, ’15)

5. Clubs and Extracurricular Activities – Be intentional, and don’t be afraid to say no, with Winnie Tran (UNC Kenan-Flagler, ’15)

6. SocialFight FOMO, choose wisely, and build meaningful relationships, with Izzy Park (Wharton, ’15)

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