Next Step Action: Begin Career Planning Research
Just about every school you apply to is going to ask you to share your career goals; so start your career planning work long before it’s time to sit down to write your career goals essays. If your short-term and long-term career goals are already clear to you, great! If not, start your career planning work now by answering the questions in this worksheet in your application journal.
Next Step Action: Build Relationships with Potential References
Can you name three people who would happily write a letter to a business school professing that you’re in the top 10% of your peer group? If you want to go to a top-tier school you are going to need two to three reference letters that say exactly that. For further guidance and access to tools that will help you select your references refer to the MBA Prep School module Select and Support Your References. Start building these relationships now so that you’ll have the opportunity to be of service to these people long before you ask them to write a letter for you.
Tool: Career Planning Questions