MBA Fair Etiquette Tips from QS

Not quite sure what is the appropriate etiquette at an MBA fair? Rest assured…QS recently posted a comprehensive list of tips, aka Golden Rules,  to help you navigate this important fact-finding opportunity and leave a positive impression on admissions officers.

1. Don’t ask questions that can be found in FAQs
You don’t always have long when meeting admissions officers, so write down a list of questions to ask the directors that are unique to you and leave a lasting impression.

2. Come with a resumé
Most admissions directors are there for that initial meeting of prospective candidates. Although you won’t be handing out your resumé to everyone you meet, it always pays to be prepared.

3. Dress to impress
It may sound like a cliché, but that age-old saying “first impressions last” remains true. A polished appearance will go a long way toward letting the admissions directors know you’re serious about pursuing their qualification.

4. Don’t be a brochure-napper
Business school websites will have all the information you need when researching your program. Use this time to engage in conversation with the admissions directors and alumni.

5. Ask whether you can meet alumni
You’ll find out just as much, if not more, about business school life from those who have lived to tell the tale. They’ll be able to tell you about course workload, time management, specializations on offer and perhaps most importantly, about that work/life/study balance.

For more helpful hints to guide you in this endeavor, read the original article, QS World Executive MBA Tour bootcamp: golden rules and fair etiquette.

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