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7 reasons you should attend ASW

There are three pillars to success in business school: Academic, career and social. UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Analytical Skills Workshop (ASW) prepares you for all three. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to attend, check out our Top 7 Reasons to Attend ASW – with insights from current MBA students. 7. Get your bearings. Whether you’re from the area or moving from across the country or across the world, arriving in Chapel Hill this summer will give you time to get acclimated to your new surroundings, figure out your commuting options and get the lay of the land. “From a social aspect, I got used to living in Alta Springs during ASW. I got used to traveling back and Read More

Intensive Networking To Offset a Bad Job Market

Before coming to business school I was already aware of it and had tried to practice it. Now while I’m at school there are various events or times in between events specifically for it. Whenever I tell my wife about this she comments as though she has a bad taste in her mouth: “Oh, you’re doing that.” What is it? Networking. For me it has seemed like the necessary evil (emphasis on evil) of being in the business world. Some doctors have to stick their hands in unpleasant places, business people have to network. It’s our cross to bear. So, when the Career Management Center advertised a three hour session on Intensive Networking I thought about switching professions (surely doctors Read More

The Job Search

As a 2nd Year currently in the process of finding a post-graduation job, I feel compelled to tell my experience. First of all, unless you had a great experience during your Summer Internship and you are sure to go back to this Company after graduation, there are a few reasons to continue the job search throughout your 2nd year: Scenario 1: You had a riveting experience during your Internship and got an offer…but you’re still be interviewing for other positions just to see what is out there. You need to be able to conduct an educated negotiation on your initial offer, right? Scenario 2 (My case): You had a great Internship and you wanted to go back to this company Read More