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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 […]

The other side of dating: Why it’s difficult to find love at business school

February 3, 2011


We received a lot of reader response “offline” about this week’s article, “Why the odds are good for finding a husband/wife at business school.” Some readers asked us to make the counterpoint – why it could be difficult to find someone at business school – and we started thinking: for every handful of couples and […]

Why the odds are good for finding a husband/wife at business school

January 30, 2011


We hate and love to admit it, but business school is like a weird marriage-making commune. Relationships bloom here (some in secret, at first). When we were at Kellogg, three couples that met at business school were already engaged by graduation. In the next six months, four more couples followed. It was like love dominoes. […]

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 […]

“Tiger Mother” makes good case for going to b-school

January 20, 2011


Everyone’s read the Amy Chua article about why Chinese mothers are superior to “Western” ones. If you haven’t, you have probably been living under a rock. (Or maybe you’ve actually been doing work at school.) Commentary about the Tiger Mother/Yale professor has been flying ’round the Internet like spit from my macroeconomics professor’s mouth. But […]

Buckle down or buckle up: 3 types of student you can be at business school

January 8, 2011


It’s a well-known fact that business school is a good-time graduate school. The reason to go at all, some argue, is to network and make connections. It’s demonstrated in the many parties – formal, theme, holiday (and by holiday, we mean Halloween and any day when there are no classes) – and other social gathering […]

How to choose the best business school for you

January 2, 2011


Congrats future MBA! You’ve done it. All the studying, essay-writing, and putting on your best interview face has paid off, and now you’re in. But you’ve been accepted to more than one school. How do you figure out where to go? MBAsocial’s got the essential list for doing your due diligence on the schools that […]