When I started the MBA program at Simmons, I was a part-time student. Then, last fall I transitioned to the full-time program. And now, this fall I'm transitioning back to part-time to finish the program. Having experienced both options, I feel I am uniquely qualified to help prospective students think through what might be best for them. Read on for my top 5 things to consider before choosing a part-time or full-time schedule!
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Preparing your spring application? Tips from someone who has been in this exact situation, IT IS POSSIBLE!
For many prospective students thinking about applying for the Simmons School of Management Spring 2014 start, there is a question of just how feasible it would be. With the month of October coming to an end and the deadline of December first not too far in the distance, the window of opportunity is growing smaller and smaller as each day passes. From someone who has been in this exact situation, IT IS POSSIBLE!
The SOM hosted its annual Career Expo on October 24, 2013. Several top Boston employers attended, many of whom had current job openings or positions in the pipeline for May graduating students.
Standardized testing may be the bane of any student's existence, but it's a necessary "evil" to further along your studies, and subsequently further along your career. And the GMATs are no exception. Preparation is key to your success for this three and a half hour-long exam that tests you on your analytical writing, integrated reasoning, quantitative, and verbal skills.
October is synonymous with many things: the start of fall and cooler weather, the end of baseball and start of football, Breast Cancer Awareness month, etc... and, as I recently found out, it is also the month when Simmons College founder, John Simmons, was born (October 30, 1796).
Upon receiving a professor's syllabus, the first thing that I check is How much is Class Participation worth? The obligatory grade is typically around 20%! Meaning, if you don't speak up and get your voice in the discussion, you could lose out on a fifth of your grade.
I thought it would be helpful to give incoming students some weekly advice about business school. This week, I wanted to focus on time management. It's an important skill to learn regardless if you are in graduate school or not.
I thought it would be helpful for a current student (ME!), to give incoming students (YOU!) some tips for the start of classes. Because let's face it, most of us have been out of school for a few years, and its an adjustment to start a new program and get back in the swing of things. But have no fear, a current SOM student is here (to give you a heads up on things)!