BC MBA Admissions Blog

Insider Tips, News, and Advice for B-School Applicants

Sarah Klopfer, MBA '16, on making the most of her BC MBA

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Many are attracted to Boston College's extensive opportunities across academics, experiential learning, and student life. But as students begin their journeys, many wonder: How can I get the most out of my BC MBA? Read more on how Sarah navigated her BC experience and leveraged her skills to earn a spot at Johnson and Johnson.

 

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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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