How did you / would you spend 3-4 months prior to starting your MBA?

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Found out 4 weeks before class started. Sold my car and 1/2 of my possessions, got a new passport and visa and flew to the other side of the world with 3 suitcases aka worldly possessions. Spent 2 weeks partying and enjoying the city as much as I could.

Then realised I could still do that once class started

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I’m wondering the same thing. I would love to volunteer for a bit, travel for a bit, and move to the city I’ll be living in. Would love to hear others thoughts and any recommendations. Also trying not to spend too much money because need it for mba

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Planning to work until the month class starts, gotta stack up that $$$

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^This

Quit early and move to your school early. I quit and left my job in July and wish I had done it a month earlier. Also make sure you account for summer prep work the school makes you do if you get in.

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I’m planning on going on the longest Contiki tour I can find for Europe, then topping it off with a visit to Chernobyl and Prypyat where I do some urban exploring and take photos with my film camera.

After that I’d move to my school’s city at least a month early to explore and get settled before the madness of classes starts.

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Oliver Wyman fish!

Looking for a referral for the following role:

Practice Group: Consumer Industrial Services
Practice: Energy
Location: Houston
Role: Senior Consultant/Associate

Const Mgmt undergrad
MBA (2022)
8 YOE in O&G engr and construction proj curls.
5 YOE US Marines (comm tech)

Thank you for any help!

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I am a supply chain professional with 10 years of experience in supply chain operations and program management in e-commerce, telecom, and 3PL distribution companies. 

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This might be a long shot but I'm looking for a volunteer who is trying to break into a federal career. Maybe a transitioning veteran, recent grad, or career-changer.

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Good evening,

Hope all is well with everyone. I’m interested in transitioning into big tech (FAANG). I have 4 YoE in banking and will begin my MBA in a couple of weeks. Curious if anyone would be willing to extend a referral. Feel free to DM or comment on this post and I can reach out as well.

V/R,

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Please suggest.

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How do you ask for a raise when you know you're not getting paid the average salary wage? I've been reworking for the company for 4.5 years.

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Hi fishes , it would be great if one could refer me for BA 4 position Barclays reference code- 90336076. Don't ignore this post .


Ready to forward my resume instantly.


Have a great day!

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Good lord, how’d he survive that?

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