Before you kick things off at a business school, here are three things that you should know and prepare yourself for, so you don’t feel overwhelmed at the speed things progress once the academic year unfolds.
Be ready to work in a team
The programs in a business school are designed to make you participate in activities that will require you to work in a team. These programs will help you work in a corporate context dealing with a foray of boundaries, and help each other bring out their best skills that will result in professional progression. Working as a team also means that people will often extend their expertise to those in need and act as an essential building block during the execution of the project, whose result cannot be matched by individuals set to carry out a project all by themselves.
Your professional life will seep into your personal life
At a business school, you will spend more time participating in group activities and projects than you will, alone. So it is extremely crucial that you get as comfortable as you can with your peers. Experts suggest that you go out for dinners, coffee or indulge in activities that are bound to bring you closer and will help you understand them on a
personal level. At CBS, to help our students to an extent, we conduct a plethora of activities that don’t involve accounting or selling and will help them get an understanding of each other beyond their professional selves.
Know that it’s okay to fail and that you’ll fail often
“I like failure. It’s part of the game. In fact, I love failure.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
Your time at the business school is ideal to challenge yourself, explore new interests, figure out your weaknesses and fail. Since as a student, you have the freedom to take risks that would be impossible with a day job. In fact, failure is one of the most powerful tools you can learn from. Like the saying goes, “failing means you are trying out things that are out of your comfort zone and that is a sign of growth.”