Wharton | Mr. Digi-Transformer
GMAT 680, GPA 4
Stanford GSB | Ms. 2+2 Tech Girl
GRE 333, GPA 3.95
Stanford GSB | Ms. Healthcare Operations To General Management
GRE 700, GPA 7.3
Chicago Booth | Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Engineer In The Military
GRE 310, GPA 3.9
Ross | Mr. Automotive Compliance Professional
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Oil & Gas Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 6.85/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seeking Fellow Program
GMAT 760, GPA 3
Wharton | Mr. Real Estate Investor
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Climate
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. New England Hopeful
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Bangladeshi Data Scientist
GMAT 760, GPA 3.33
Harvard | Mr. Military Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Chicago Booth | Mr. Private Equity To Ed-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. BB Trading M/O To Hedge Fund
GMAT 710, GPA 3.23
Columbia | Mr. Old Indian Engineer
GRE 333, GPA 67%
Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. Civil Rights Lawyer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT N/A, GPA 7.08
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Trucking
GMAT 640, GPA 3.82
Ross | Mr. Low GRE Not-For-Profit
GRE 316, GPA 74.04% First Division (No GPA)
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98

Now Into The Next Stage Of His B-School Path: The Network

I haven’t even started business school and I’m aflutter with new ideas and ambitions.  The past two weeks have launched me into the next stage of my business school path: the Network.  And I am already blown away by the opportunities and connections buzzing around me.  If the events I’ve attended and the people I’ve spoken with are any indication of things to come, I can only imagine the extent I will grow and change during business school.

The past two weeks I’ve attended Yale SOM and Kellogg events, spoken with admitted prospectives, current students, and alums, and talked my poor boyfriend’s ears off. In particular, the career center reps were knock-your-socks-off awesome.

I was able to chat for a good 30 minutes with staff from both schools and they already had me churning with new ideas: from potential internships with Bridgespan, an arm of Bain Capital, which provides consulting to non-profits, and Parthenon, which consults for public schools, to a post-MBA fellowship with the Broad Foundation, which places fellows in leadership roles within urban school districts.

I am super enthusiastic by all these career possibilities and love how helpful the career center people have been, from putting me into contact with alumni to explaining their recruitment efforts on campus. I have heard online how frustrated people are with the career centers at their schools, so I’m wondering if it’s just hard to get face time on campus when you’re competing with some hundred other students.

In addition, I’ve had enlightening conversations with current students who have worked for Teach for America, KIPP, Citizen Schools, among other places.  It’s super exciting to know that “my people” are going to be on campus with me the next two years, wherever I end up.

All in all, the number of intersections between business and education is already flouncing around my mind like Mexican jumping beans.  The possibilities are endless and as an ambitious and driven person, I’m ready to seize them!

I’m pretty close to making a final decision, but just dotting my i’s and crossing my t’s before making the big announcement.  That and hoping I can do some money talking to reduce the debt load.

In the meantime, look out for a post from my +1 this week!

Sassafras is a 29-year-old MBA applicant who works for a San Francisco-based non-profit organization with a primary focus on youth development and education. With a 730 GMAT and a 3.4 grade point average from a highly ranked liberal arts college, he currently blogs at MBA: My Break Away? His previous posts for Poets&Quants: