Over the next few weeks, thousands of first year MBA students will begin their first semester of business school. For anyone who has gone through an MBA program they know the rigor and challenge that comes with the first semester. Drinking from a firehose, meeting new people, being exposed to many companies and juggling multiple competing priorities all while trying to maintain some sense of balance is an arduous and rigorous task. For many, it’s not uncommon to feel overmatched, overwhelmed, and underprepared.The good news? Each year, thousands of MBA students make it through their first year of business school, eventually graduate, and go one to lead successful careers. That means you will too.
MBASchooled has handpicked a handful of MBA students and graduates to share their candid thoughts about their first semester, including the highs and the lows. The experiences they share, and the advice they give should give any first year the insight and confidence they need to know that they too will succeed. If you’re already stressed out, feeling challenged, or anxious to begin, know that you are not alone, and take a read to learn how you too can survive your first semester of business school.