By betsy On Wednesday, December 23 rd, 2009 · no Comments · In

The end of term and holidays always come hand in hand.  Students from schools all over the world come home – wherever that may be – to spend time with loved ones and to recharge.  Some MBA students will be serving as ambassadors  and grass roots PR advocates for their schools.

If you are in the midst of applying, or thinking seriously about getting your campaign together for the following year, you should take advantage of these student-led coffee chats (sometimes known as socials) in various cities around the world.

I have located lists of chats for Chicago Booth, Wharton, MIT, and Indiana’s Kelley School on their websites. I love that Kelley’s list is so far flung and in some fairly out-of-the-way cities: Kelley MBA on the Road. Or check out Berkeley’s Haas Haas coffee chats, but located mostly in large, obvious cities. Yale is not to be outdone, calling their events “Winter Break Socials” Yale Winter Socials.

I’ve also received emails from the Georgetown, Darden and Cornell with lists of events, but haven’t been able to locate the events on their websites.  Please email me (my information is listed in 85 Broads and on the Master Admissions website) if you cannot find your target schools’ coffee chat on their website.

Sure, you want to see family, sleep, and recharge too. And you should! But there’s nothing like hearing the enthusiasm of a current student to light a fire under your own application, and help you focus on what you really like about that school’s program.

Have a wonderful, healthy and happy holiday, and hope to see hear from you in the new year.