For some people, the college they attend is of little consequence. They have the connections, charisma, and/or drive to steer their career in the right direction regardless of the letterhead on their diploma; school is just a way to pick up some knowledge and skills along the way. But for others, college is merely a means to make contacts and gain the prestige needed to land a good job after graduation. This means that the school they choose could make or break their career path. They need that piece of paper from Harvard, Stanford, or Columbia to get a foot in the door. For these concerned students, Clear Admit has created a number of School Guide applications that will tell you absolutely everything you need to know to make the most of your MBA experience.
You probably have a clear idea of the school you prefer. In that case it’s as easy as downloading the app you prefer, such as The Harvard Business School MBA Guide. There’s also one for the Columbia Business School, the Chicago Booth School of Business, the Kellogg School of Management, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and the INSEAD MBA Programme School (amongst others). These schools are all internationally renowned in terms of their business programs, so any of them would be a fantastic choice for the student seeking an MBA. And if you want to learn more about your school of choice, you can pay $9.99 to download the app particular to that school. But what will you get for your money?
Basically, the Clear Admit apps give you an in-depth breakdown of everything a school has to offer prospective (and current) students, with details that you might not find anywhere else. They include all the things you would like to know, as well as a few things you probably didn’t even think to ask. You’ll start with a basic introduction to the school (the program and the campus) and then delve more deeply into the specifics. Clear Admit provides you with pertinent program information regarding curriculum, coursework, professors, research centers, campus facilities, supplemental programs (international, experiential), and even the method of instruction offered by your school of choice. But they also give you the 4-1-1 on campus life, with info on student clubs, conferences, and campus demographics. And of course, they offer a slew of helpful hints to aid with admission, tuition, scholarships, internships, and job placement.
The best thing about these apps is that the undecided student could download them all for side-by-side comparison of schools, complete with all kinds of useful information they might not be able to track down on their own. Sure, it could be a little pricy at ten bucks a pop, but considering that this could be the most important decision of your young life it may be worth it. After all, you’re not exactly looking at MBA courses online; you’re deciding between top-notch business schools. So if you want to do it right, and ensure that you get everything you can out of your MBA program, let Clear Admit help you out with a few handy guides for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Thanks to Evan Fischer for this guest post. He is a freelance writer and part-time student at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.