This past September, the 40th Annual NBMBAA Conference & Exposition was held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.
It’s day one, and we’re excited to begin a new chapter. We’re all bright-eyed and in a new environment, with new people, with multiple expectations, and with thoughts of what’s the year going to be like. Then day two comes. We’ve sat through all our first days of classes and received our syllabi. Panic sets in, worry seeps through, and we’re sitting there with “omg” looks on our faces. We knew going back to school to pursue our MBAs wasn’t going to be a walk in the park, but little did we know just how far off we were.
I know that preparing for interviews can seem like a waste of time sometimes. In the basic sense, it is just having a conversation, so why not just go in with the attitude of: "I'm just gonna go in there, be myself, answer their questions with great stories, and knock the interviewer's socks off." And the answer is, because that probably isn't how it will go at all if you don't do any prep work, like having answers for common questions prepared.
Last month I attended a Six Sigma Workshop during lunch with Professor Peg Pennington. It was about an hour and students with non-operating majors were encouraged to attend. I had my Matching Supply and Demand class with Professor Hill yesterday -- boy was I glad I had that ops review a few weeks before! Professor Hill's class will focus on different things than what we discussed during lunch, but the workshop was the perfect jolt back to the "ops world".