Archives for MBA

Answers That Matter: 4 Musts for Interviews and Application Essays

Whether you are applying for a job, college or grad school, you will face targeted questions in interviews and application essays. Here are must do’s: Choose Their Perspective: Start by keeping your audience’s perspective and best interests in mind. “They” are shopping. You are in selling mode, so this is less about sharing what you […]

Don’t Wait on the Waitlist: Do Something

It’s a new year. You just discovered if you were on the Naughty or Nice List in December, and you are making a list of goals and resolutions for the year.  Maybe you just made it on another list: the dreaded Waitlist at your preferred B-School. Oh no! What can you do?  This isn’t all […]

Share of Wallet, ROI and Your B-School Goals

I wasn’t surprised when ITT (one of the largest for-profit educators) announced in September that it was closing down all its campuses. I’ve been scratching my head at the onslaught of schools advertising—very expensively– on television about how easy and flexible it is to get a degree. I kept wondering: these schools aren’t inexpensive, but […]

So You Think Your Company Is Up for Sale???

It’s hard to be a brand new hire—or even a seasoned employee–amid rumors that your company might be up for grabs. We get concerns from alumni and even new MBA  hires who are in this situation and wonder whether they should hit the panic button, hit the pavement with a new job search or both. […]

Dressing the MBA

In an ambiguous world of mainstream business casual, people have become less careful about what’s work appropriate versus what’s fun or comfortable to wear. However confusing that makes the everyday dress routine, it is even more problematic when one prepares for the interview. Whether you are pursuing your MBA or landing the big job afterward, we have a few things to say here that will help you maintain business and timeless in your first professional impression.

Job Market Heats Up for Vanderbilt MBAs This Winter

It may be frigid outside, but the job market for Vanderbilt MBAs is heating up this holiday season. Season of hope? Yes! (Not just for us, but also for many others across the U.S. as last week’s jobs report shows.) Here at the Owen School, it’s also a season of important decisions. Data from our […]

Don’t Wait to Apply To B-School

So you’re trying to decide whether to finish your B-School application. You could wait one more deadline round. You could wait until next year. Or maybe you could wait until your career slows down. These are all important considerations, but the truth is that there will never be some ideal, perfectly convenient time to pursue […]

A Personalized Approach to Admissions

When new students arrive on campus each fall, I love getting to hear the stories of why they ultimately chose Vanderbilt to pursue an MBA. As you can imagine, the stories vary widely, but one common theme runs through them all: They wanted the personal attention that Vanderbilt offers. One applicant, Gina Bruno, who came […]

Vanderbilt MBA Lands in Several 'Princeton Review' Top-10 Lists

The Princeton Review is out with its annual Best B-Schools Guide, complete with a number of Top-10 lists that help students find the right fit — whether a student wants a particular learning style or lifestyle considerations. We are pleased that Vanderbilt’s Owen School appeared in 3 Top-10 categories: Best Administered (#4), Best Professors (#6), […]