As the summer comes to a close, we wanted to take a minute to thank all the women who came out to join us at the Forté Forums this summer. From the West Coast to the East Coast, we traveled and met so many great individuals who were looking to take that next step in their careers.
We also wanted to recognize our phenomenal UCLA Anderson students & alumnae who joined us to share their success with the next generation of women at Anderson:
Even if you were not able to join us in person, we wanted to share with you some of the great takeaways from the Forté Forum events, based on the questions we received on the road across all of the cities:
- Explore schools. There are many great schools out there, and you should expand your research to find out if one could be the fit for you. There's a reason why our hashtag is #whyanderson!
- Fit matters. Do you enjoy talking to the alumni and current students you've met? Are there common characteristics you see among them that resonate with you? These "intangibles" can make a big difference in your MBA experience.
- Check out campus AND online resources. While visiting our campus is ideal, we know it's not always feasible. Fortunately, you can still learn so much about a school through online webinars and phone calls with students and alumni. View the following:
- Archived and upcoming Liveguide Webinars with current students on their career transitions and campus experience.
- Our latest Youtube interview with Jovanna Youssef, Class of 2016, "A Business School Where Women Are a Powerful Force".
- The "online" section in our upcoming events for more online opportunities to connect and learn about our program
- Find someone who has charted a similar path before you. Not sure how you'll achieve the professional goals you've set for yourself? Research student leaders and alumni who are in your dream job and how they got there. Their insights could help you craft a better plan (and essay!).
- Own your background. Traditional and non-traditional backgrounds can be an asset. Know your strengths and weaknesses as a professional and how you can leverage your existing skills to be successful in your new career.