Thank you to Lizz Fitt, Product Manager of TopMBA Connect 1-2-1, for answering some important questions about Connect 1-2-1 events. In the coming weeks, Connect 1-2-1 will have events in Milan, Lisbon, Vienna, Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt, Moscow, and Mexico City. Visit Connect 1-2-1 online to see the complete schedule and register today!
Accepted: What is unique about the Connect 1-2-1 events?
Lizz: Connect 1-2-1 matches you with specific MBA programs for one-to-one meetings. We match according to your own study needs and to the entry criteria of the schools. The idea is to give you quality time to quickly and easily establish which programs are a good fit for what you want to get out of your MBA
Accepted: How should applicants prepare for your events?
Lizz: It’s a great idea to get some background knowledge on the schools you’re booked in to see beforehand, if you aren’t already familiar with them – this will mean you get more out of your sessions by being able to move on quickly from information that can be found online to the interesting stuff that isn’t so widely publicized. Then work out what’s important to you and prepare some questions that will enable you to gage whether or not a program can give it to you. And make sure you are able to explain why you want to do an MBA and what you intend to do with it afterwards – nothing impresses like a well thought through plan with clear objectives.
Accepted: What should applicants do to make the most of the event while they are there?
Lizz: To get the most out of these sessions, basic things like the way you present yourself are important – dress in business casual and be prepared to chat with some lovely people about your business education prospects. Networking with the other candidates in the waiting area is also a good idea – some amazing people attend these events!
Accepted: Is there any follow-up you would recommend?
Lizz: Definitely! Make sure you get business cards from the Admissions Directors from all the programs you are interested in, then stay in touch through your applications. A lot of schools run campus visits and breakfast meetings to help candidates through the process. These events are a great way to kick-start a really positive rapport, enabling you get the information you need quickly, while making a good impression.