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Welcome to DeGroote and Your MBA Experience!
May 2017

Congratulations , we are excited that you have chosen to join the DeGroote MBA community!

Over the next few months, we will be reaching out to you to share some interesting stories,
advice and profiles of our DeGroote community.

For our first communication, we wanted to share our Top 3 list of things you can do before
starting your MBA, as we often get asked by students how they can best prepare for their
DeGroote MBA.

Our Top 3 Things You Can Do Before Starting your MBA:

1. Get social.

As a business student, your social media accounts are important for staying connected with family and friends, and can also improve your job search.

Start following companies you are interested in on Facebook or Twitter, to understand their corporate culture. Connect with influencers on LinkedIn to learn their thoughts on issues. Your social presence can say a lot about you so make sure it reflects your best self.

2. Give a business book a try.

There are so many books out there for you to enjoy. Whether you are looking to develop your personal leadership style or read up on changes in an industry, the options are endless.

Here are recommendations for some of our favourites:
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • The One Thing: A Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller
  • Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker
3. Stay connected with the changing world.

Staying up to date on the happenings in the business world is critical.

Getting a subscription to one of Canada’s newspapers and watching business news can help
you stay current with the news that is making an impact. Some of the most popular places to get the news include The Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, and BNN. All of these channels also have apps, which can help you stay up-to-date while on the go.

We hope these few pieces of advice are a good start to preparing for your MBA journey.

Next month, you’ll get to meet members of the Class of 2017 as they share their advice for you as you begin at DeGroote. Stay tuned!

Questions? Ask us!

Email us - mbaadmissions@mcmaster.ca
Call us - 905-525-9140 ext. 21379

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