Would you recommend asking MBA recruiters for a 1 on 1, and if yes, what should I keep in mind when asking them.
- Eric Allen expert Good question. Meeting with MBA recruiters / admissions reps is generally a good idea, when possible. The goal being to get them to learn more about who you are and put a face to the application (keep in mind, it's not about you learning more about the school). This is especially important when you are a unique candidate (really low GPA, low GMAT that you can't mitigate, unique work background, etc.). Now, let's dig in a bit further to your question. Meeting MBA admissions reps 1:1 is challenging given their time constraints, so you have a few options: 1. MBA Tours (QS, MBA Tour, AccessMBA, etc) - great opportunity to meet with admissions reps 1:1; 2. On campus - you can setup a campus tour and you may get an opportunity to chat with an admissions rep in a group setting or get lucky to get some 1:1 time; and 3. Local event - admissions events in your area - come a little early, stay late and try to grab some time. In terms of what to ask them, it's important to just have a conversation with them about your background. Honestly, you want THEM to get to know YOU, not the other way around. Most of the information about the school, you can find on the website. In terms of questions, fit questions are always great: you might lead with some questions relating back to your passions and interests to get their opinion on how they fit with the school; you could also talk about your career fit and the kinds of initiatives the school has to support your career goals. Overall, it's a delicate and challenging dance. It's most important to get in front of admissions reps if your background is unique (I can't tell b/c your profile is not filled out), so you have an advocate with the admissions committee, so don't worry too much if you don't get in front of someone 1:1. I hope this was helpful - let us know if you have other questions.