MBA Coffee Chats: Thoughtful Advice on How to Get the Most Out of Your MBA
Thousands of people who have come before you have already figured out how to have an amazing and valuable MBA experience.
Instead of reinventing the wheel (and making less than the most out of a crucial opportunity), allow us share what the most successful students have already learned.
As one small example: contrary to what you might have experienced in university, acing every class in your MBA is evidence of bad time management. What!? To make the most of your time, you should be heavily over-investing in your field of interest — doing extra projects, developing relationships, going above and beyond — while doing the passable minimum elsewhere.
We wrote this book to share everything that we wish we were told before starting our MBAs at Kellogg and Stanford. In addition to our own experiences, we've interviewed hundreds of other successful graduates, compiling their most impactful lessons into this book.
We get it. You're busy. But this is a quick read. It's 110 pages. You can read it in an hour, and it's likely to add thousands of dollars worth of value to your MBA experience.
Topics covered include:
- What are the classes and academics like?
- How can I remember everything important?
- What’s the best thing you did in school?
- What does a week look like?
- Should I get a club leadership role?
- When should I quit my pre-MBA job?
- How do I find a pre-MBA internship?
- How can I figure out what job I want?
- Should I start a business?
And more. These aren't soundbite answers. These are truthful deep-dives from students who have been there, wrestled with the tradeoffs, suffered the consequences, and are sharing their best take with you.
This book isn't about getting into an MBA program. You've already done that. This is for Admits and first-years who want to make the most of it. It's a special and unique two-year period in your life and career. You should go into it prepared with a plan. This book will help.
A Useful Book by Bob Manfreda and Adam Putterman
- The full book as a PDF
- Size1.91 MB
- Length96 pages
- Reading time1 hour