McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Harvard | Mr. Australian Navy
GMAT 770, GPA 3.74
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. 10 Years In Finance
GMAT Not Required / Waived, GPA 2.65
Harvard | Ms. Social Enterprise/Healthcare
GRE 324, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Supply Chain Photographer
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Former SEC Athlete
GMAT 620, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. FMCG Enthusiast Seeking Second MBA
GMAT 730, GPA 3.1
NYU Stern | Ms. Civil Servant To Fortune 50
GRE Writing May 31st, GPA Undergrad: 3.0, Graduate: 3.59
MIT Sloan | Ms. Designer Turned Founder
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Strategist
GMAT 750, GPA 73%, top of the class (gold medalist)
Harvard | Mr. Brightside
GMAT 760, GPA 3.93
Berkeley Haas | Mr. All About Impact
Harvard | Mr. Forbes U30 & Big Pharma
GMAT 640, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. Asset Manager – Research Associate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Ross | Mr. FP&A
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Ms. Not-For-Profit
INSEAD | Mr. Big Chill 770
GMAT 770, GPA 3-3.2
Harvard | Mr. Captain Mishra
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Ross | Mr. Dragon Age
GRE 327, GPA 2.19/4.0
Wharton | Ms. Type-A CPG PM
GMAT 750, GPA 3.42
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 Trader
GMAT 770, GPA 3.9
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Young Software Engineer
GRE 330, GPA 3.60
NYU Stern | Mr. Indian Analytics Consultant
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
Chicago Booth | Ms. Start-Up Entrepreneur
GRE 322, GPA 3.4
Columbia | Mr. RAV4 Chemical Engineer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.62

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: