Anderson

After compiling a long list of recommendations for MBA students in general, I wanted to pay service to my own alma mater by creating a list specific to UCLA Anderson.  UCLA is an amazing campus, but as business school students, we often feel disconnected from it and rarely understand the full range of benefits available ... Continue Reading >>
Most business school courses encourage student participation by incorporating it as some component of your overall course grade.  Because some companies will look at your fall quarter academic performance, this can definitely have an effect on your overall recruiting efforts. The problem with being graded on participation Continue Reading >>
Your resume is probably the most important document you will create during your two years in business school.  When I started my MBA, I actually thought my resume was in great shape.  But my initial review with a career counselor proved otherwise and made evident the time I needed to spend on this process. During fall ... Continue Reading >>
The idea of taking an exam is something that most people dread, and for some, it prevents them from applying to business school altogether.  However, if you’ve already been admitted to an MBA program and plan on recruiting for a field where grades matter, such as consulting or investment banking, then test taking is a ... Continue Reading >>
Before I ride off into the sunset, I wanted to conduct a full quantitative assessment of my last two years at Anderson.  Below are the stats that stood out the most to me.  I track all of my financials in Quicken, so I can calculate most of my educational spending.  What are your final MBA ... Continue Reading >>
Want to make your academic award seem more impressive? Put it in an over-sized, matted frame. Voilà.  Persuasion achieved. Continue Reading >>
The following aggregated salary data has been pulled for UCLA Anderson’s Class of 2012 from REIS, or the Recruiting and Employment Insights System.  REIS is basically a “salary transparency” service created by an Anderson alumni to empower MBA students during the offer negotiations process.  You can’t look up any Continue Reading >>
This was probably the funniest commercial I watched in my introductory MBA Marketing course. Continue Reading >>
The following is a really great video presented in our Brand Management class that highlights the differences in marketing approaches between Microsoft and Apple.  It really demonstrates how the companies have diverged in marketing philosophy since the advent of the iPod era and probably why Apple's brand perceptions have Continue Reading >>
One thing that most MBA programs do a poor job of is providing useful, academic reference material after you graduate.  All business schools have great alumni networks and recruiting resources, but the availability of intellectual resources is significantly lacking.  It's understandable that professors want to keep Continue Reading >>
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