ForumWatch: MBA Students Offer Application Advice

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 9, 2011

Applicants to MBA programs are always looking for current students to answer their questions about the application process, life on campus, and the internship and job hunt. Often, they have to go through the admissions committee to locate students, which can take time and might lead to more guarded or pre-packaged responses. Every once in a while, though, current MBA students with a willingness and desire to share their advice come to applicants on their own.

Recently, a second-year student at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business took to the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums to share business school experiences and answer application questions. While there is no way to know if DardenStudent was encouraged by the school to create this discussion thread, the advice seems legitimate. So far, DardenStudent has responded to someone who wanted more specific information about one of the application essays.

If you’re interested in sharing your Darden experiences, answering questions about another MBA program’s application and campus life, or you simply want to ask DardenStudent something, you should visit the “Ask a Darden Student - Round 1” discussion thread.

-Francesca Di Meglio

Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of a series about discussions taking place on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums, where prospective MBA program applicants, current students, and recent alumni trade admissions tips, job-hunting advice, and the occasional barbed comment. We invite you to join these discussions or start one of your own.



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