B-school applicants will get up close and personal with admissions directors from Europe and North American in Dubai and
More than fifty schools will participate in the Connect 1-2-1 events, which take place in
The events are free for applicants, who supply a resume and details abut the goals and preferences beforehand. Admissions directors at the participating schools select the candidates that they’re interested in. Candidates are then invited to scheduled interviews with schools that they think are a good match.
The interviews are pre-scheduled so there’s no queuing, unlike at MBA fairs. The one-to-one meetings often a chance to experience an admissions interview without the pressure of the real thing. Candidates are often offered places on the strength of the Connect 1-2-1 interviews, according to organizer Liz Fitt.
Both students and applicants have to make a good impression, so the pressure is distributed a little more evenly. One-to-one time with admissions directors provides a chance to explore the internal culture of each school, allowing candidates to better assess the fit between what the schools have to offer and their own needs, says Fitt.
Some candidates have been inspired to apply to schools they hadn’t even heard of, on the strength of the 1-2-1 interview: “I applied to one of the schools I saw at Connect 1-2-1 in
At a recent event in