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I chose BCG and management consulting over Obama

February 10, 2011


I have something terrible to admit. The night that Obama won the 2008 presidential election, I was working on a BCG case competition. And instead of going to Grant Park – just an hour’s train ride from Kellogg’s campus in Evanston – and watching the victorious President-Elect give his acceptance speech, I was sitting in […]

How to not panic if you’re jobless in January

January 27, 2011


January is a tough month, but not because it’s cold and blustery (ok, we’re not talking to you, Stanford) or because winter is seemingly endless. It’s because we spend the month wandering around carrying backpacks and wearing suits, in and out of the same interview/case prep, over and over again. We spend the month in […]

MBA News Roundup: Business school rankings rotten * MBAs flock to small business

January 24, 2011


Happy Monday, MBAs! In today’s MBAsocial news headlines: Business school rankings are rotten; smaller businesses hiring MBAs; Chinese newspaper links MIT Sloan increase in applications to school’s relationship to…China. A paper/website of we’ve never heard of says rankings aren’t the best way to choose your business school, arguing that methodologies are flawed and results can […]

Highest and lowest paid MBAs of Class of 2010

January 22, 2011


News to us: Poets and Quants reports that a Wharton 2010 grad is getting paid $350,000 this year to work in private equity. Right now, this very Saturday night, some Wharton Quaker (yes, that’s their mascot) is drinking bottle service and living it up in New York, where this private equity firm is allegedly located. […]