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What Makes a Great Graduate Management Education?

  Today, a great graduate management education (GME) has distinctive facets — which one is the most important? Some say it is the best academic education—the purview of faculty and their ability to draw upon the expertise in the classroom. In other words, it is what you need to know to master your craft, from […]

Many Consultants Were Troublemakers in First Grade

    From nearly three decades of helping MBAs in career management and several years doing staffing at Cap Gemini, I have three major observations about people who have been successful as lifetime consultants:  Consultants grasp concepts quickly. In first grade, they were likely to be early to get it, which means they had time […]

Back to School: 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Grad School

So you are returning to school. This time, you have the wisdom of full-time work experience to optimize your success in returning to school. Or, for those coming straight into one-year programs from undergrad, perhaps you have really fresh ideas of what worked and didn’t with regard to good study habits and outcomes. Here are […]

Clues Your Company Is the Right Fit

We all hope to accept a job feeling that the “cultural fit” is right.  I recently asked alumni, “Were you right? What made you realize your job was the right fit for you (NOT including salary, location or other factors unrelated to fit)?” Here is what they shared: “This is a tough thing to describe, […]