MBS in Milan
It’s been an exciting day on the last Sunday, meeting Ffion, the head of MBA Marketing team and my fellow student, Gaurav Shah, and presenting about the MBA programme at MBS.
MBS came to Milan to meet 8-10 possible class-of-2014-students.Everyone had 30 mins 1-on-1 meeting with us. They can ask anything about MBS, the program, the application process, the requirement, the student accommodation, the scholarship, or the studying experience direct from the sources (myself and Gaurav).
Do you remember the time you have to write those MBA application essays about Why MBA, Why MBS, Why, Why, and Why? In this event you have the chance to ask us, why MBS is the right one for me, Why, Why, and Why? It is such a reverse situation. (haha) I think the event provided a very useful source of information for writing the application essay because what we tell you is exactly what we are looking for.
I was able to present about our project-based MBA programme and our ‘UN’ community that our class president always mentions. (Thank you) I love the fact that each candidate is so keen on asking about MBS and what we offer in our programme. However, I had few awkward moments. A nice gentleman asked me how the school can help him change his career from R&D Specialist to marketing. There was a silent moment but I somehow managed to say about the marketing courses, the chance to apply his experience in the projects, marketing club activities, networking events, etc. And we had some success examples of people changing career in our programme.
Another gentleman asked how he can get a job in the UK. I was not sure whether he thought that school was supposed to find him a job after MBA? I told him about CMS and What CMS does for us which includes career consultant, CV & Cover letter, interview, etc. I told him how CMS helped me getting the internship. The school helps us but we have to help ourselves as well.
A gentleman asked me whether he should go to China to study Chinese before studying MBA. I told him that it was up to him but he would have a lot of opportunities practicing his chinese with his MBA friends in the class.
I also talked to one of the gentlemen who is now doing a post-doctor degree. He does not have a real work experience but he has tons of educational degrees. He reminds me of you, Dr. Laura Mace, the smartest girl in our class He told me that his work involves scientific IT experiments so I asked him about the types of experiment. I really want to find out how can he help our MBA class without any work background experiences so I really tried to understand what he studied. I found out that he was an IT engineer who developed the search engine software and one of the experiment and scientific tools that he used is the ANOVA table. Hooray! I know that. Thank you Dr. Nathan Proudlove, for teaching me statistics!!! This gentleman seemed to be satisfied to see me knowing what ANOVA table and SPSS are though.
Sometimes they asked me some detail questions which I could not remember like my class size (aaaaaa) , a number of the nationalities in my class (hmmmm), the application fee (hmmmmm). I know I should have done my homework before going to this event. Oh well, now I know
Class of 2012: 128 students
Average age: 29
Average experience: 6.5
Application fee: No
Scholarship: Yes. Based on your GMAT, backgound experience, women leading the business, and for EU citizens! but not everyone gets it. For high chance, apply before Spring 2012!
And for those of you who have been featuring in the new brochure, I have been talking about you guys a lot. I think all the candidates that I talked with already known you by heart now. You are the stars. (haha)
Thank Jenny Gunn and Ffion for the opportunity to present the school. Thank Gaurav for the support when needed!
Now back to study!