August, 2009

Countdown to Fall Quarter

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

As several months back in “the real world” for the second years wind down, it’s beginning to feel like school obligations and opportunities are appearing in our email inboxes more and more. On Monday morning I’m heading to campus to be part of a photo shoot with Phyllis Campbell, chairman of JPMorgan Chase PNW. She was gracious enough to serve as a mentor to a group of us during our first year at Foster and has requested that her Foster mentees be part of a profile a Seattle magazine is doing on her. (Photos to follow if I can get my hands on them!) Tuesday evening I’m being interviewed on camera about Foster for use in informational sessions over the next year or two. Hopefully I’ll be articulate and composed considering it will be immediately following my very last day of my internship and about 12 hours before hopping on a plane to head to Spain to hang out with a classmate for a week. My trip will be a quick whirlwind, but she’ll be there for the entire quarter studying in Madrid.

On top of those things, I’ve been trying to update student club websites and plan events for the fall quarter. I’ve been arranging coffees between all of you interested in Foster and current students, as well as attending a few myself. With more than a month until classes officially begin, all things MBA are ramping up already!

Connect with a current Foster MBA

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

It has been a busy summer as many of us are working full-time at internships between our first and second years of the MBA Program. In addition to this schedule, many of my classmates have generously made themselves available before work and during their lunch hours to have coffee with those of you considering applying to or attending Foster. I can’t think of a better, more valuable method of research – to hear firsthand about the Foster experience, the common values held by the students and details of the classroom atmosphere, all from a current student. We’re happy to find time in our schedules to answer all of your questions and share stories of our first year in the Foster MBA Program. All you have to do is ask!

Feel free to email mbalink@u.washington.edu or post a comment here to contact a current student.

Welcome to the Foster MBA Blog

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

With the help of the Foster MBA Admissions Office, we have launched a blog! We’ll be focusing on the student experience, from applications through graduation and beyond. Returning to graduate school for an MBA is a life changing decision, but we hope to provide valuable insight into what student life is like here at Foster – helping you make a well informed decision about your MBA pursuit.

I know as I researched schools and contemplated an MBA I had countless questions. After surviving my first year in the Foster MBA program and working full-time at my summer internship, it’s hard now to remember what those questions were so please feel free to send me yours by posting them in the comments section of any entry.