Start Smart-Self Assess
Making the decision to pursue a graduate business degree isn’t always easy, so before you begin the application process, take the time to learn more about yourself.
The reason is simple: By clearly knowing your skills and goals in advance, you’re more likely to impress admissions officers. You’ll be seen as a motivated and prepared candidate who can speak convincingly about your strengths and experience and how they relate to your career and educational goals at a particular school.
Begin by asking yourself:
- Why do I think a graduate business degree is right for me?
- What do I have - or want to have - in common with business professionals?
- What future careers fit my personal strengths, interests, abilities, and values?
- What kinds of business schools, companies, and corporate cultures seem to be the best fit for me?
Write your answers down and let them sit overnight before making additional notes. For a more detailed self-assessment, try our Self-Assessment Checklist.
Reflect™ Self-Assessment and Development Tool
If you'd like to learn more about your strengths and weaknesses, and develop a concrete, actionable roadmap to success, try the Reflect™ Self-Assessment and Development tool. You'll learn how to articulate your unique strengths in ways that admissions directors and corporate recruiters are tuned in to hear.
If you’d like to delve deeper into career options, try our CareerLeader® Assessment, an online tool developed specifically to assess your skills, interests, and abilities as they relate to the requirements of actual business careers. You’ll receive a customized report with your unique profile and how you compare to more than 14,000 other business professionals.