Earlier this week, we launched a Words of Wisdom (WOW) campaign on our social media streams. Have you seen it yet? The goal is to galvanize potential MBA candidates with inspirational quotes from the top business schools and our educational partners, and we’ve had a tremendous response!
More than 12 elite MBA programs, and organizations such as Forté Foundation and the MBA Tour, will chime in with their thoughts on topics such as how to conquer the GMAT, solve the thorniest business problems, manage your time, and be true to your values.
Every Friday for the next month, we’ll provide a roundup of these motivational messages here on the blog, but you can see them right away on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use the following hashtags: #WOW #WordsofWisdom #SBCWOW #MBAinspiration and #BeInspired to check it out each day.
We hope these messages inspire you to make 2016 your best year ever!
“We all live by a set of core principles. Make sure that one of yours is to choose graciousness in all that you do.” Mike Rielly, Assistant Dean, The Berkeley MBA For Executives, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
“Your best preparation includes learning how to fully engage in your own learning process.” Bara Sapir, CEO/Founder of Test Prep NY/SF
“What is happiness? Three things: good health, meaningful work, and love.” Richard Shell, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at The Wharton School. Author of numerous books including Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success
“Research tells us that women tend to opt out of opportunities where they do not feel 100% qualified. The truth is that there is no one ideal MBA candidate profile. There’s also no one ideal business school. Opt yourself in to this process. Explore a variety of schools, and find which one is the ideal fit for YOU.” Krystal Brooks, Associate Director, Early Career Women at Forté Foundation
“Be a force for intellectual honesty in public discourse — be true to your values, respect the differing values of others, and be willing to change your views in the face of new analysis and evidence.”Professor David Besanko, Kellogg School of Management
“The GMAT is like a first date: first impressions matter, but you must be on the top of your game throughout the entire time.” The Economist Test Prep
“When solving problems, it’s easy to come at them and say ‘I need to fix this.’ Instead, take the time to question the problem itself.” Christina Hachikian, Executive Director, Social Enterprise Initiative, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Strategy, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
“Time management is key. Start the application process early, and make sure to plan ahead for any unforeseen delays.” The MBA Tour