We’d like to extend a big thank you to Isaac Showman, Vice President and Head of Which MBA? from The Economist Group, for taking the time to answer some of our most pressing questions about the Which MBA? Online Fair. The next Which MBA? virtual MBA event will take place on February 6-7. View the Live Chat schedule and register for free now!
Accepted: What is unique about Which MBA? fair?
Isaac: The Which MBA? Online Fair is a truly global event that allows visitors from over 130 countries to interact with business schools from around the world all in one place, at one time. These visitors can meet admissions staff face-to-face in video chat, in a group chat environment, or in a one-one-one instant message. In addition, visitors also have the opportunity to join over a dozen interactive webinars with business schools, for free. There’s nowhere else on the internet that brings together this much MBA expertise in an interactive environment.
Accepted: How should applicants prepare for your fair?
Isaac: A list of participating schools is sent to registrants in advance of the Which MBA? Online Fair. Participants should spend some time familiarizing themselves with the list and coming up with any questions they may want to ask. Visitors should also prepare their resumes since they can upload them at the fair. Once uploaded, these resumes will be visible to every business school at the fair.
Accepted: What should applicants do to make the most of the event while they are there?
Isaac: After logging in, visitors should check out the fair schedule, which lists all of the webinars and chat sessions taking place throughout the two-day fair. We recommend that students join chat sessions where they can speak with admissions officers both in a group and one-on-one environment. In addition, visitors should consider completing a simple compatibility profile in order to find business schools that best match their preferences
Accepted: How can applicants make up for the lack of personal connection in a virtual event?
Isaac: No matter what stage in their MBA journey, a prospective candidate can make connections with the right people at the Which MBA? Online Fair. It could open the door for interviews and the important “next steps” in the process. Most importantly, the fair helps visitors find schools that best suit their needs and expectations, saving much time during their MBA search.
Accepted: Is there any follow-up you would recommend?
Isaac: Absolutely — visitors can gather key contact information from the representatives they speak to and follow up with them once the fair has ended.