MBA is not just an addition to your profile or a step to a successful career. I am very much enjoying my journey so far and I am only half way through. Yet I can confidently say I am a changed individual in just these 6 months of study. So when you plan to do an MBA get ready to give in the best of your potential in life. Its a pretty much demanding journey but one with the most rewards. Hope you enjoy reading and do add in some of your thoughts if you may agree more 🙂
Here you go..
16 Things an MBA has taught me apart from being ‘academically well versed’…
- Being calm is not an option: You are either stressed or emotionless.
- Organizing is key: You must pre-plan your whole year in advance including your leave, your PMS days and most productive days AND abide by them!
- Stay healthy: Sleep + exercise = productivity, Caffeine + healthy diet = positivity x mental focus!
- NEWS: A must read! Download all possible apps to get alerts from all over the world and even outer space.
- Change the way you shop: Yes! You start thinking between the lines of a SALE or a weekly draw even at a 1 pound store!
- Valuing relationships: Surprising but true! That’s a sign when you really need your break! Yay family time.. (miracles happen).
- Personality development: Unknowingly but eventually you change into a different person (in a good way).
- I’m more confident: Just a result of meeting classmates who are 5 to 30 years older than me.
- You finally can start a conversation at your Dad’s Boss’s dinner party: Talk about the weather or the economy, Always works!
- Even more practical thinking: YES or a NO.. Mostly a NO!
- Study time: Follow the student handbook. 20 hours a week is actually the right way and not just for ‘those nerds’.
- Networking: Growing connections on linkedin and not facebook.
- Use of Marketing Jargons: Competitive Advantage is an alternative for ‘I’m better than you’.
- Size matters: Size of the BOOKS.. it’s either big or bigger.
- Stronger career path: Don’t have to google ‘how to write an effective cover letter’ anymore. You know what would get you that job.
- Why work experience is actually a ‘requirement’: 3 years minimum = 10% helpful and 90% delete and replace. The more you work the less you need to read/browse/search/understand/learn.
- Change in preferences: Be it the Movies you loved to watch or the Events you never missed. You now start looking at the ROI’s!
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