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

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5 Things Every MBA Student Should Do Before Graduating

 

You probably think a “bucket list” relates to those risks or feats you embark on before you pass away. You may even imagine Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman skydiving from 10,000 feet or cycling across the Great Wall of China. But what if a bucket list could be less dramatic? And what if you could complete those activities before you’re 30?

This week, Sheila Liro Marcelo, CEO of care.com, shares her so-called bucket list from school. Marcelo, who holds an MBA and J.D. from Harvard, was asked in an interview with Fortune CNN the following question: “What was the most important thing you learned in school?”

That was quite a loaded question for Marcelo, who was heavily involved in community service, raising a son, and working various jobs in graduate school. With that schedule, you’d guess she barely had time to study and make friends (let alone sleep). So where did she devote her limited time? And what types of bucket list experiences did she use to become one of the most successful and powerful entrepreneurs?

Here were her answers:

1) Develop A Variety of Skills: “People fear finance courses or marketing courses or anything they’re not already exposed to. Embrace being a generalist. If you want to be an entrepreneur, don’t underestimate the value of skills learned in those classes.”

2) Practice Making Connections: “Be comfortable with networking and selling and try not to think of them as bad words. The majority of my job as an entrepreneur is selling and networking.”

3) Become A Team Player: “Also, learn to work with a team. Study groups outweigh classroom participation.”

4) Cultivate Mentors: “When in school, find mentors and reach out to the alumni database. It’s better to do this as a student because when you’re out in the real world, there’s a sense that you have an agenda. As a student, your agenda is to ask for help and advice.”

And what advice does Marcelo offer to MBAs looking for a job? “Let go of your perception of “success,” she says. “Set goals and create plans that work for you and what you want from your life, not what someone else dictates.”

Editor’s Note: For some great job hunting strategies for MBA students and graduates, check out this article from Career Options.

Source: Business Insider

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