Use school as an excuse to develop relationships with really important people.
For some reason, whether it’s simple karma or #payitforward in action, important people are more likely to return an email from a student than from your average cold caller. As long as messages are (1) well-written, (2) short [very important!], and (3) cite some sort of common connection, they tend to be well received and can be the first step in developing mentor relationships that will last throughout your career.
Start the job search now.
You need to be able to actually tell a company why you’re passionate about their industry and why you are the best person to solve a particular problem they have. To do that, you need to develop “expertise.” I put expertise in quotation marks because, of course, you won’t be an expert by the time you’re in your second year. Yet, for some reason, the magic of an MBA program is that it creates the illusion that you know what you’re doing (so long as you can speak intelligently and passionately about a particular opportunity).
Dedicate time to develop a few lifelong friendships.
Make sure you take the time to have real discussions and meaningful interactions with your classmates. You will learn a ton from them, but you will also develop a few friendships that will last a lifetime.
via MBA开学三句话 – 财富中文网.