An MBA program is usually of two years but what can be quite a lot in determining one’s experience in the B school is the initial pat of the semester/year. Of course it’s not outwardly tough to cross over because there is very less of hard work or no neck breaking examination, but in a few weeks you need to set up networking and other things which will help you built your life there.
When asked, some students think there are a few tips they should follow to survive the initial few weeks of the MBA School.
One has to start with scheduling the right courses they need. Most of the schools start early when they are recruiting students, and the consulting firms do lend a hand to it. For those who do not have a strict background for financial studies, it is important to get their core courses such as accounting, strategy well scheduled for the first semester so that they can improve those during the talk sessions and other interactive schedules. And if you really want to go ahead, it is also advisable, if possible to take up an online course on finance based studies which can help prepare them ahead of what is about to come and get familiarized with the core concepts. For those who had taken a break from studying and had been pursuing a job, it is all the more important to get themselves re-connected to what they might have missed out in between.
Make the career centre a stopping block for you. It is of course not really useful in the first few days but if you introduce yourself, sooner or later it is going to be useful for you. It will do your stay at the MBA School and your understanding a world of good if you understand how these people at the career centre work.
Another thing you need to do is to understand how the library and the printing centre work. A student will need to spend a lot of time working at these places so it is important that they understand how it is going to work, the system and its workings.
Your peers are important. You will need friends, or at least people who can be allies to you because then your MBA experience is going to be somewhat free of worries. Get to know the people you will be sharing your desks and classes with, because when given any group assignment, you will be in a better position to understand them and your work can be expected to move ahead smoothly.
You must be organized but do not go overboard with it. Usually students might think they would require all sorts of supplies and things to fight their way through the two years but it is not necessarily so. Check up with all that you see around you, and then decided your course of actions. Keep the above basics in mind, and you will hopefully get through these years without much unneeded excitement in life!
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