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Sairah Mahmud BC MBA '18: Classics major goes rogue

March 22, 2017 Sairah Mahmud MBA 18

It’s fair to say that until fairly recently I never thought I would pursue an MBA. First of all, I was a Classics Major at Tufts – not exactly a natural segue to business. One could argue there’s a lot to learn by reading the poetry of Catullus, but it isn’t finance or marketing. 

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Balancing Your MBA and Your Family

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There are many factors to take into account when you are thinking about getting an MBA. If you have a spouse and/or children, the decision takes on even greater significance. An MBA will not only change your career trajectory, it is also a major time commitment, sometimes more intensive than a full-time job. As a result, it is vital as part of your decision-making process that you take into account how it will affect your family.



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A Day in the Life with Jess Poracky, MBA '18

March 11, 2017 Poracky MBA18

During my first semester, I was challenged on many levels—adjusting to being a student again, taking classes in new and unfamiliar subjects, meeting new people, and evaluating my professional goals and path. Now, I proudly look back on what my classmates and I accomplished over the past semester. Our enthusiasm, support for each other, hard work, and creative time management made the first semester a time of “focused fun” both inside and outside the classroom. 

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Making the Big Decision

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Receiving an offer of admission to any MBA program is a significant achievement. It means you’ve accomplished your initial goal and taken the first step towards accelerating your career. The next step is to determine which MBA program is the best choice to help you achieve all your career goals. Read on to help simplify your decision in choosing the right MBA program for you.

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Gagan Chawla, BC MBA '02, on no experience to the corner office

February 14, 2017 BC MBA

When Gagan Chawla completed his MBA at the Carroll School in 2002, the nation was in the grip of a recession and jobs were scarce. But with the support of two Boston College professors, Gagan quickly found a full-time position at Strategic Pricing Group, a Waltham-based management consulting firm.


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Q&A with Eric Maskwa, BC MBA '17

January 26, 2017 Eric Maskwa MBA '17

Eric Maskwa, BC MBA '17, has leveraged his skills gained and growing Boston College network to transition away from a technical path to M&A Advisory with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

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Preparing for the GMAT

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You've considered your application to an MBA program and even started putting some of the requirements together. But, the GMAT has been simultaneously sitting on the backburner and at the forefront of your mind. If this sounds like you, we've consolidated a list of past posts dedicated to conquering this exam.

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What to look forward to in January and February

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 Whether you're just starting to explore MBA programs or you're almost ready to hit 'submit' on your application, attending an MBA fair or visiting campus offers unique opportunities to hear from current students, admissions representatives, and program alumni. Take note of these upcoming deadlines, on-campus events, and fairs that the Carroll School will be attending.


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5 Resolutions for a New Year and a New MBA

December 29, 2016 5 resolutions for New Year's

With the holidays behind us and the new year upon us, 'tis the season for goal-setting and resolution-making. Here a few realistic resolutions that will propel you towards an MBA in the new year.

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The DNA of Business

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From traveling overseas for the International Consulting Project to hands-on workshops, the Carroll School knows that experiential learning is integral to b-school. The new MBA course, the DNA of Business, allows students to do just that without ever leaving the classroom.


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