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Foreign Young Professionals in China Mini Series #2: Tsinghua MBA at Big Pharma

April 20th, 2010 · Comments

Today, I would like to share with you part II of Foreign Professional in China series. I recently interviewed Mr. Robert Yu, who is a fellow Cal Bear and received his MS in Biology from Northwestern. Like Marie Cheng, Robert also took the road less traveled, and got his MBA from Tsinghua University. Robert is [...]

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Tags: China · Learning and Growing · MBA

Foreign Young Professionals in China Mini Series #1: Interview with Ms. Marie Cheng

April 13th, 2010 · Comments

Today I have a special treat for everyone. China holds a special appeal to many ambitious young professionals in the United States and around the world. But, many people are unsure or apprehensive about going to work in China, given the cultural, language and other barriers. I recently conducted an interview with Ms. Marie Cheng, [...]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · MBA

What are your Non-Negotiables?

February 1st, 2010 · Comments

A lot of people go through their lives without knowing what they want. I used to be that way myself. As I wrote in your relationship with your parents have a lot to do with your career success, around the time I graduated from college, I came to the painful realization that I didn’t know [...]

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Tags: Learning and Growing · MBA

Preview: How to Get Into Top MBA Program After Layoff

January 6th, 2010 · Comments

In the past few months, I have received many emails from folks who wanted to apply business schools but were concerned about their unemployment status. I have worked hard to put together How To Get Into Top MBA Program After Layoff, a premium report you can purchase at Scribd.com Digital Bookstore. Below is a preview [...]

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I’m going to retake the SAT

November 20th, 2009 · Comments

Dear GeekMBA360, I’m 32 year old. I’m currently first-year student at a top MBA program. I got a 750 on GMAT. I’ve founded a non-profit organization.  I was promoted twice at work before I went back to school. I’m currently the president of a student club. But, I’m really depressed. As  you know, it’s really [...]

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Tags: MBA · Recruiting & Job Hunting

Who was the bartender I met at Montana?

August 24th, 2009 · Comments

Several years ago I was part of a group of first-year MBA students who did a week-long service project in Southwest Montana. If you have never been to Montana, you should definitely visit it once in your life time. When you get there, you’ll understand why it’s called big sky country. It’s beautiful, wide open, [...]

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Tags: MBA · Work/Life Balance

The good, the bad, and the ugly of management consulting

August 20th, 2009 · Comments

After I published How My Friend Caleb Became A Legend Among Wall Street Junior Analysts, a reader asked me what my thoughts were on management consulting firms such as McKinsey & Company since these firms also have a "reverse pyramid" organizational structure that are similar to investment banks. Like many things in life, Management Consulting [...]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · MBA · Recruiting & Job Hunting

How my friend Caleb became a legend among wall street junior analysts

August 10th, 2009 · Comments

I met Caleb my first day in college. Caleb was a sophomore while I was a freshmen. We ended up taking at least one class together every semester until Caleb graduated. I was a computer science major, and Caleb studied economics. But, computer was Caleb’s hobby since he was a little kid. So, he took [...]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder · Frustration@Work · MBA

Five alternative careers for MBAs

June 22nd, 2009 · Comments

This post is inspired by a tweet I came across a few days ago — @batess I’d like to see a blog post about alternative career choices for MBA graduates. When I was attending business school, one thing I enjoyed the least was the herd-like mentality –- there was tremendous amount of peer pressure to [...]

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Is London Business School (LBS) Admission Office full of themselves?

June 9th, 2009 · Comments

One reader of this blog recently emailed me for advice. He had applied several top business schools. Recently, he received the official "ding letter" from London Business School. He was very disappointed since he put in a lot of time and effort into it. But, what made him feel even worse was the tone and [...]

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