Thank you to Peter von Loesecke, CEO and Managing Director of The MBA Tour for answering some of our most pressing questions about The MBA Tour’s popular MBA fairs. Upcoming MBA Tour events include fairs in Washington, D.C. on February 2nd, in New York City on February 4th, and in San Francisco on February 6th. View The MBA Tour’s schedule and register for free now!
Accepted: What is unique about The MBA Tour’s fair?
Peter: The MBA Tour’s events offer valuable information about graduate business school. While information about admissions criteria and applications is largely the focus, our events do offer opportunities on:
- How to choose a business school
- Tips on how to take the GMAT
- Information on financing your MBA
- School specific presentations
All of this information is presented from experts who are directly engaged in these topics for a living.
Accepted: How should applicants prepare for your fair?
Peter: The best thing applicants can do is learn about the schools that are participating and their admission statistics. I would also recommend coming with a resume and sharing your resume with an admission representative during the fair. Ask pertinent information about the school as it relates to your post MBA goals. Be sure to articulate your goals clearly. Finally, I suggest attending in business attire.
Accepted: What should applicants do to make the most of the event while they are there?
Peter: Prior to each of the three events we are offering a short workshop on “Choosing the Best MBA Program for You” by Dr. Don Martin, former Dean of Admissions at Chicago Booth. During this workshop Don will present a framework for students on how to choose a business school. I recommend this workshop for anyone who has not done much research on schools. Afterwards I recommend that applicants meet with as many schools as they can during the conference
Accepted: Is there any follow-up you would recommend?
Peter: Yes, absolutely! If there are any programs in which you have a particularly strong interest, I suggest an email follow up with them about your meeting them at the event. It does not hurt to enclose your resume either. Make sure to make yourself known to any program in which you would consider enrolling.