The folks at BusinessWeek are working on an interesting and valuable series: If someone could start planning their business school application five years in advance, what should they plan and do each year leading up to submitting their application? For the first story in this series, called Five Years to B-School: The First Year, she turned to Veritas Prep’s own Scott Shrum for advice for future MBA applicants.
While there’s no one-size-fits all plan for a future applicant, and not many people necessarily know five years out that they’ll one day apply to business school, Francesca Di Meglio nicely sums up what a future business school applicant should have done by the end of year one. According to the article, by this time you should have:
- Begun developing your skill set
- Found a few mentors who have given you a better idea about the jobs you might like to do in the future
- Found a way to translate your passions into a couple of activities in which you’d really liked to get involved
- Decided how you can make an impact at the office and in those extracurricular activities and start implementing a plan of action to do just that
- Kept your mind on business by reading relevant books and articles
- Made a decision about when you’d like to take the GMAT
- Started building a satisfying, well-rounded life and career
You can read the entire article at BusinessWeek. If you would like more advice on the MBA application process and you live in the New York area, there’s just one week left to register for MBA Admissions Blueprint and meet one-on-one with a Veritas Prep admissions expert on Dec. 6 and 7!