Economic Inequality: What Will You Do about It?

“Think of your [fellow men] like unto yourselves, and be familiar with all and free with your substance, that they may be rich like unto you. But before ye seek for riches . . . seek ye for the intent to do good—to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted” (Jacob 2:17-18 from The Book of Mormon). In my Darden MBA program I took an … Continue Reading

5 Survival Tips for MBA Moms and Families

Part I: My Journey as an MBA Mom I am a mother who can say I have tried all the arrangements: I have been a stay at home mom, a work-from-home mom, a student mom … Continue Reading

What Keeps You Going? Insights from Darden’s Global Conference

At Darden’s Global Conference, business experts from diverse corporations shared insights they gleaned from doing business in tough environments.   When asked what kept them going through hard times, here is what they keynote speakers … Continue Reading

What’s It Like to Be a Consultant?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a business consultant?   If you are considering business consulting as a career, you will appreciate the insights I gained from attending Deloitte’s Consulting Early Connections … Continue Reading

7 Skills of an Effective Leader in Social Impact and Sustainability

As befits the immersive culture of Darden, we enjoyed a thought-provoking discussion panel on sustainability on our second day of school.   Five Darden alumni shared their insights on working in social impact across many … Continue Reading

12 Best Things to Do the Summer Before Your MBA Program Starts

What to Do the Summer Before Your MBA Program Starts . . . ? Many MBA admits take it easy the summer before starting their MBA studies.   Resting and enjoying your summer is one … Continue Reading

The Words that Give MBAs Nightmares

In contrast to the list of buzzwords that get MBAs turned on, there is an equally important list to keep in mind: the words that give MBAs Nightmares. You’ll either want to avoid these words … Continue Reading

The Words that Get MBAs Turned On

Business people invented the concept of buzzwords with a simple idea in mind: the words you use can get your audience fired up with excitement to take action. The nice thing is there is a … Continue Reading

Mimi’s MBA Accounting Notes

As a non-traditional MBA candidate, I am learning accounting the summer before my program starts.   I thought it would be helpful to publish these notes for people like me to reference as they learn … Continue Reading

Accounting Help for Non-Traditional MBA Students

Accounting can be one of the most painful MBA subjects for non-traditional MBA candidates, or those who have had limited or no exposure to accounting. As a non-traditional applicant myself, I have had to learn … Continue Reading

Mimi West, Co-Founder, My Dream Teacher

Insights from My MBA Career Kickoff Meeting at Darden

I just got home from my first on-grounds event at Darden as an admitted student: my Career Kickoff Meeting!   I had a delightful conversation with Margaret Weeks about my career goals and Darden-related questions. … Continue Reading

My Sustainability Project for Summer 2014 and Beyond

I had been desperately searching for something meaningful to get involved with the summer before I began my MBA studies. I was thrilled when I heard about the Green Impact Campaign, a volunteer project to … Continue Reading

How to Become a Data Whiz in 4 Simple Steps

Creating graphs and charts as well as playing around with data visualization are two of the most valuable things you can do to prepare for MBA school.   But if you aren’t used to dealing … Continue Reading