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What would you do differently if you can re-do your post college career

May 29th, 2013 · No Comments

It’s college graduation time again. I graduated from college in 1997. I finished all of my required courses in Spring semester 1997 but decided to stay for an extra semester because I wanted to take some classes I really wanted to take. Looking back, I was not ready to leave college at that time. I […]

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Tags: Go Back to School · Learning and Growing

Should you apply law school if you are rejected by business school?

April 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’ve received quite a few emails from folks who are considering applying law school. It’s interesting what they share in common: they’re all young, smart, and ambitious. they attended well-known undergraduate programs. In fact, several of them graduated from Ivy schools. They have all done exceptionally well throughout their academic careers. they have limited work […]

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Tags: Go Back to School · MBA · MBA or Not

Business School or Law School? — You’re asking the wrong question!

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

I know many young and mid-career professionals who are considering going back to school during the recession. I keep hearing one question: "should I apply business school and get an MBA? Or should I go to law school and get a JD"? To put it bluntly, if you’re asking this question, I think you don’t […]

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Tags: Go Back to School · MBA

New Career Path

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Question from a reader (some details were modified slightly to protect confidentiality and personal information): I recently got laid off from an IT position in the Silicon Valley and even during the time I was working I have been thinking about a career change. I’m 26 and don’t even have a computer science degree. I […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Career Transition · Go Back to School · Q&A

Should you go back to business school to hide from recession? (Part 2): 4 compelling reasons and 3 overrated reasons

October 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

If you haven’t read Part 1 of this series, please read Should you go back to business school to hide from recession? (Part 1) before you read this post. Below is my list of top 4 compelling reasons to justify going back to business school: You want to make a career transition to a new […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Go Back to School · MBA

Should you go back to business school to hide from recession? (Part 1)

October 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I applied for business school when the dotcom bubble was bursting in 2001.  Many people told me that I was lucky to attend an excellent business school from 2002 to 2004 because my timing was great — I was able to "hide" myself in business school (and presumably "partying and having a good time") while […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Go Back to School · MBA

Seven Lessons I learned from attending business school during recession

October 21st, 2008 · 5 Comments

We’re experiencing the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. The rapid deterioration of banking and housing sectors are trickling down to retail, high tech and other industries. Nobody will be immune from this economic downturn. We’ll see more layoffs, and bankruptcies. As the job market gets tighter and growing number of people get laid […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Go Back to School · MBA