MBA News & Around the Web Blog – #35
Each week we rifle through the world wide web to bring you news, blog posts and any other information we find relevant. Below you will find a few useful, interesting, or otherwise relevant links from around the world of career exploration, talent acquisition, and more.
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Here are the findings for the week prior to August 28th 2017
- The Big Career Mistake Marketers Make
As MBA students begin their job search, there is one mistake that students–and frankly senior marketers–tend to make. Once they decide to become a marketer, they often then quickly focus on the industry in which they want to work. As an example, one individual may decide to focus on tech, another on CPG, and another on companies selling athletic apparel. The problem is that the decision to focus on a specific industry can limit options. Unfortunately, most MBA programs don’t help students understand that they should focus on the role, learning, training, and opportunity that can transcend industry.”
- How old is too old for an MBA?
“Richard Grad was 55 years old and a senior partner at law firm Sidley Austin in Los Angeles when he enrolled in the executive MBA program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Every other week, he flew his Cessna Citation to Midway Airport to attend classes Friday through Sunday, then flew home to be back at work Monday morning.”
- Ten Valuable lessons from my Harvard MBA Experience
“My MBA at Harvard Business School (HBS) is over but I will harbor those memories for a long time. I have witnessed incredible experiences, met inspiring friends and professionals, been to fascinating places and – last but not least – reflected a lot.”