Author: Ashley Freeman
I recently read from the Center for Creative Leadership that about 60 percent of first-time managers receive no formal training. I was no exception to this norm.
If I told you that I had taken nonprofit management this fall, you might think, “Oh, that’s nice — a class about philanthropy. Good for you.”
The Career Management Center (CMC) for Working Professionals was one of the top factors in my decision to apply to Goizueta’s Evening MBA program.
I’ll admit it took me over a year to work up the courage to sign up for this training. It is totally out of my comfort zone, representing a perfect example of why I applied to the MBA program: to “dive head-first” into the unknown, the ambiguous and the uncomfortable, in order to grow personally and professionally.
Time is at quite a premium when you’re working full-time and attending graduate school at night. How can you stay on top of it all? In this blog, I’ve gathered a few tips from my time in the program for handling the various demands efficiently.
Many friends, family members, colleagues and students from other programs have said to me that they don’t know how we (evening students) do what we do. In this post, I’m hoping to demystify the lifestyle through examples to show that it’s really not as bad as it may seem.
It is likely no surprise that being in graduate school at night while working full-time is a lot to take on. Succeeding in this type of environment requires hard work for a couple of years (don’t worry — it’s completely worth it).