"The MBA was an opportunity to meet and collaborate with people from various backgrounds."
Submitted by Ngozi Amobi, Rotterdam School of Management, Class of 2017.
"Hi, my name is Ngozi Amobi. I lived and worked in New York City for the 12 years preceding the start of my MBA. I had been through one career change, and decided that it was time for another. However, I wanted to be better prepared for that change, and provide myself more flexibility of choice in the next phase of my career. This is why I chose to pursue an MBA degree.
Dream career: Director of Communications for the Women’s Tennis Association (this position does not yet exist).
Why Business School? I felt it would give me exposure to a wide array of business disciplines, for which I had no previous exposure.
Best GMAT® study tip? Do as many practice questions/exams as possible.
Before business school, I was: An accounting manager for a hospitality group in NYC.
When I’m not in class, you’ll find me: On the tennis court (if the weather is kind).
Advice for anyone thinking about b-school? It is a great environment in which to hone in on what you may want to do next.
My remedy for pre-test nerves: Distract yourself.
On the day before your exam, you should: Relax. Do not do anything related to the exam.
How did you fit studying for the GMAT exam into your busy schedule? I studied on my own after work.
How well-prepared for business school do you feel, after studying for the GMAT exam? I think that studying for the GMAT, in conjunction with my work experience, prepared me quite well for business school.
An MBA Is a Great Path for Career Changers
"I saw the MBA as a way to explore different areas of business that I didn’t have exposure to before."
"Hello, my name is Ngozi Amobi and I am a full-time MBA student at Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands, graduating in March 2017. I chose to do an MBA because I am looking to change careers. I was a lawyer at one point and then working in the restaurant industry in New York ad I was looking to change industry and function again. I saw the MBA as a way of doing that in an academic environment where I could explore different areas of business that I didn’t have exposure to before. The MBA, for me, was an opportunity to meet and collaborate with people from various education, career, and cultural backgrounds and look at the same business problem from many different perspectives. So, in my opinion, when looking to do an MBA, it’s important to understand what it is you hope to achieve by entering one of these programs, and just understanding that it’s about giving yourself he flexibility to choose a new path that you may not have considered before. I hope you have found this video helpful. Thank you very much."