Sometimes you might feel overwhelmed with your work load and tasks. Stay focused on the task at hand and always remember the end is near.
I would recommend that you get out of your comfort zone and try new things that you are not familiar with. Some examples would be to try different projects and different teams.
As a MBA candidate, try to be courageous and lead a team through project tasks or even by taking on more responsibilities.
Long term vision:
Sometimes we just focus on the task at hand and forget to look at the bigger picture. Take a step back and think about what you want to do after completing the program. Ask yourself how you can align your current work with your long term goals.
Get to know People:
When you first start the program, make an effort to get to know everyone in the program. These are going to be your yearlong colleagues and friends for a very long time. I didn’t get to really know some people until after the first quarter, so try to put some effort into that.
I highly recommend working with different teams as you will get more exposure to people and different ways of doing things. Once you establish a team it might be hard to change and get out of your comfort zone, but working with different people gives you different perspectives and valuable learning.
Don’t worry about Grades:
Grades are not everything. It may be nice to get straight A’s but what’s more important is getting the best learning experience out of the program. I would focus on getting the most out of this experience rather than just focusing on grades alone.
Some of the relationships with your colleagues will last forever. Find ways to strengthen ties and bolster those relationships. Everyone here is going through the same experience and it would help to form close ties with everyone early on.
At times, you will question the point of this course or a particular project. However, once you have accomplished the task you might realize that something good came out of it. At first, things might not be easily understood but we tend to reap the benefits of our hard work at the end.
to get the best experience out of the course and to have a better understanding, I highly recommend coming to class prepared. Read the book or assigned chapter. View the syllabus to make sure you prepared for a head of time.
Attend conferences and school events. These will give you great experiences and exposure. Use Alumni to network with other people and create future opportunities.
Professors are valuable resource for mentoring and guidance. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help.
Try different projects and different approaches. The beauty of being a student is you have a choice in many of your projects. To have better knowledge, try participating or taking on diverse projects.
Learn from your Peers:
Each one of you have a different background and varied experiences. Be open to learn from your peers and be accepting to their new ideas even if they differ from your own.
buckle up and enjoy the ride. This will be a one of a kind experience so try making the best out of it and have fun. You will build new relationships, tackle new projects, and create memories that will last a lifetime.