A Transparent MBA Journey

When I told people that I would be completing an MBA, many of them asked me variants of the question: “What do you even do during an MBA?” and “What does an MBA teach you?”

Inspired by those questions and the efforts of groups like the Buffer team to create a more transparent documenting of their startup journey — with all of its failures and successes — I’ll be documenting my own MBA experience here with weekly posts detailing the most important things I’m learning and doing on a weekly basis, as well as including details with everything ranging from detailed monthly expenses, projects I’m working on, books I’m reading, as well as my experiences in recruiting for a summer internship and full-time position. Much of it will be colored, unavoidably, by my own personal circumstances that may not apply to others that read this (e.g., the fact that I am here with a wife and a 3 year-old son, the fact that I’m hoping to recruit for a technology job rather than consulting or finance, etc.), but there’s not much I can do to get around that. So…

The only experience I can share is my own, so… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

My plan, at the outset is this:

  1. Post about my activities each week along with at least one small reflection or important lesson learned each week. I’ll try to include some aggregate detailing of the amount of time I spend dedicated to primary MBA pursuits, i.e., academics, social activities, clubs, and recruiting.
  2. Include information once a month detailing information about finances and expenses.

If there are other things that others would find helpful, reach out to me to let me know what else I should be tracking and documenting here.