Accepted.com recently interviewed Liz Fitt from QS TopMBA Connect.
QS TopMBA Connect enables individual meetings between MBA applicants and admissions directors around the world. This weekend TopMBA connect will be in New York City and Washington, D.C. followed by Europe, Asia, and the Middle East (through December). You can connect with QS TopMBA Connect online to set up your meeting.
Accepted.com: What is your role with Connect 1-2-1?
Lizz Fitt: I am the Operations and Marketing Manager for TopMBA Connect 1-2-1
Accepted.com: What is Connect 1-2-1?
Lizz Fitt: TopMBA Connect 1-2-1 is an exclusive event providing those who would like to go to business school with a quick and easy way of gathering all the information they need to make well informed decisions on where to apply. The events consist of a personally tailored schedule of 30 minute one-to-one sessions between candidates and Admissions Directors that we put together for each attendee.
Accepted.com: What is the primary benefit to applicants of Connect 1-2-1?
Lizz Fitt: It’s a chance to find out all about what these schools can offer you, while making a good impression on the Admissions Directors and gaining inside tips on what makes a successful application. The upshot of which is, for many candidates a place on a program that is the perfect fit for them. I have many examples of happy candidates who have successfully applied to schools they met at Connect 1-2-1 events around the world.
Accepted.com: How do you recommend MBA applicants prepare for their Connect 1-2-1 meetings?
Lizz Fitt: Because we pre-match you, according to the admissions criteria of the schools and your own requirements, you know exactly who you will be meeting with before the event. So, in order to make the most of this, it is important that you’ve done at least basic research on each school you will see on the day –It would be a shame to only ask questions you can find the answers to on the web, so use your research to formulate questions that will really be of use to you in developing a shortlist of schools to which you would like to apply. Personally I feel that it is ideal to enter into Connect 1-2-1 events with a view to exploring exactly what each school has to offer you, while having a clear perspective on why you want to do an MBA – some questions to consider are: What do you intend to do with your MBA once you graduate? What do you have to offer these business schools in terms of experience, expertise, your own achievements? (Really sell yourself, they are looking for the best) And what can each school offer that makes them stand out from the rest for you?
By Linda Abraham, President and Founder of Accepted.com.