How to use fear of failure and persistence to your advantage to get into UCLA Anderson and onto a career in product management
In this interview you’ll learn about Siddharth’s MBA application process, his successful admit UCLA Anderson, and the failures and successes of his 2 year MBA journey.
Siddharth shares valuable insights on:
Career goals essays & MBA schools research
- How to get clarity of your long-term and short-term goals, even if you have no idea what you want to do after your MBA.
- How he used the Ladder Strategy to identify his short-term and long-term career goals when writing his MBA admissions essays.
- The big mistakes most Indians make when doing research about MBA programs.
- The strategies he used to do in-depth research of MBA schools, and how you can use these strategies to communicate fit with the school in your admissions essays.
Networking for Indians
- What every Indian should know about networking in business school.
- How anyone with no networking skills can use these same strategies to easily connect with students and alumni, and how these very skills can help you secure your full-time job during the MBA.
- The skills he learnt during the MBA admissions process (like crafting a resume, networking, and interview techniques) which he repeatedly used during the entire MBA journey.
Culture at UCLA Anderson
- The culture at UCLA Anderson, and what convinced him that it was the right program for him.
- The competition at business schools to secure internship and full-time jobs. His inspirational recruitment story and the tactics behind how he got his full-time offer.
- The competing priorities and pressures that every Indian MBA student will face during the first 90 days of the MBA program, and how to deal with these pressures.
How to succeed during the MBA
- How he used the fear of failure and turned it into an advantage.
- What he would do differently if he had to repeat his entire MBA again, and advice he has for Indian MBA applicants applying to top MBA programs.
- The advice he has for Indian applicants in finding the right admissions consultant.
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