First Year MBAs
I conducted an MBA study to understand what were some of the biggest challenges faced by current MBA students. This was a common theme among many first year students:
"They’ve been through that process. Observing their background and where they’re at now, classmates who had an undergrad in Business got their internships early. Other people who had an Engineering or another non-business background were still looking.If you have a background in Business School, you need to get a business internship quickly. They (classmates) learned early to navigate the job hunt. They came in knowing that (internship) was something they needed to prioritize.
Business School was a new world for me!"
Don't worry, I've got you!
You are already drinking from a fire hose.
The business world is probably new to you.
You are getting by, balancing rigorous academics with nerve-racking internship search.
On top of that, you want to be able to participate in case competitions and club activities. Oh, and you certainly don't wanna miss those happy hours and college game nights!
I have heard several classmates say they wish they go back in time and make a better first impression before a recruiter. It’s a costly mistake!
Nail your Elevator Pitch
Don't miss another opportunity to impress a recruiter or an info interview connection when they ask you that famous question “tell me about yourself”.
Rethink your Resume
Ever thought that if your bullet point could be "copy/pasted" by your successor at your previous workplace and still hold true, you aren't showing any impact?
Overhaul your LinkedIn Profile
Your resume is never complete without your LinkedIn Profile, which means you have to be ready with your best LinkedIn impressions before anything else.
No-template Cover Letter
General advice on writing an effective cover letter is too mainstream. Write what feels authentic. We will learn to build your unique cover letter.
Number of sessions: 4 to 5
Yes, Networking Can Feel Genuine
“Everyone talks about networking, but nobody talks about the rules of the game”, said one of my classmates. True! By now, you have started to do a LOT of networking. Yet, somewhere it still feels fake. Let’s learn what “good” networking means.
Have a Purpose in Info Interviews
Frustrated with the quantity of info interviews you have to do for a single company? It doesn’t have to be that way. Learn how to focus on quality over quantity.
Be a Rockstar at MBA Career Conferences
When every single MBA student in America is trying to grab the recruiter’s attention, you can’t follow conventional ways of making that first great impression!
Stand out in Company Info Sessions
If you often find yourself wiping your sweaty palms on your pants before you shake hands with the recruiter, you’re not alone. Having the right mindset helps with this.
You have an upcoming trek trip to the Bay Area or the Pacific Northwest. It’s an outstanding opportunity to network your way into your dream company. How can you make sure you have your way?
Number of sessions: 3 to 4
Prep for Your Interview
The time has come. Your relentless efforts to make purposeful connections and shine out in company info sessions has borne fruit. You have landed an interview and it is a make or break deal now.
Stay-true-to-yourself STAR Stories
In practically every mock interview, you hear that your stories can be succinct. You are wondering how you can get them to under 2 minutes. But do you even need that? As long as you are interesting and sound authentic, no interviewer is watching the clock.
Refine your Elevator Pitch
Your elevator pitch should sound a lot different from when you started. Why? Because the interim should have taken you through loads of introspection. Did it?
Master your Mindset
No matter how crisp your stories are, it will lead to nothing if you don’t have the right mindset. We can’t leave this until the day before the interview, therefore, mind matters first will be my underlying theme from the outset until it becomes second nature.
Number of sessions: 4 to 6
Crush Your Upcoming Interview!
Practice with Several Mock Interviews
You've got to get this one! It's for your dream internship.
Let’s integrate your learnings into several mock interview sessions with constant, actionable feedback. The goal is to prepare you to crush your interview with impact and authenticity.
Curious, which of the two do you think is going to be tougher — being impactful or being authentic? We will explore this together.
Number of sessions:
Thank you for going through all the 3 milestones with GOTR
Number of sessions: 4 to 6
I am Invested in You
All sessions are 1-on-1
Set your own schedule
Each session is at least 60 minutes
Get lifelong support
Faster Internship Conversion *
when you work with GOTR
I focus on quality over speed. I also appreciate that every mentee is unique. So, I have a flexible no-rush policy. I will adapt to the mentee's pace and learning need to help them graduate confidently from GOTR.
Yes. I don't watch the clock too closely when I am mentoring. I believe it dilutes the experience. On a fine day when both sides allow flexibility, a 60-minute session could very well turn into an 80-minute one.
Nothing changes upon graduation from GOTR. I want my mentees to count on me now and later at no additional cost.
Up to first 6 months: Have a quick chat on Whatsapp or gather questions to hop on a biweekly 45 minute 1-on-1 call
Thereafter: Connect, learn and share instantly with other like-minded MBAs. I am building a community to connect GOTR mentees 1-on-1.