#MBAchicTakeover – Laura Sandoval shares a day in the life as a second-year MBA at Harvard

Laura Sandoval shares a day in the life as a second-year MBA at Harvard

This week, Laura Sandoval takes over to share a day in the life of a second-year MBA candidate at Harvard Business School. She shared her journey to HBS and how she’s spent her time in the program – including navigating MBA life during the coronavirus pandemic.

As she shared her background and inside look at the HBS experience, she answered viewer questions along the way around applications, staying on top of finances in bschool and how to determine whether right now is still a good time to head to business school. She offered insights into Harvard’s famous case method teaching style and some of her coursework, and discussed her move from marketing to consulting (and entrepreneurship in the future). We heard about what drives her extracurricular involvement and leadership roles within the Advertising and Marketing Club, Latino Student Organization and HBS Women’s Students Association, and it was great to hear about how her own experience as a first generation student and nonprofit founder drives her commitment to making space for those following in her footsteps.

As she showed the walk to the Spangler Center and demonstrated how students join their virtual classrooms (stopping for COVID tests in between), one thing that stuck out was the commitment to creating as normal (and insulated) an experience as possible. The goal is clear: allowing students on campus to keep moving forward with their studies and development – she described it as a “bubble” at the start of her takeover.

We’ve seen different approaches and outcomes across the country and around the world, and would love to know how your own program is managing (maybe come show us in your own #MBAchicTakeover).

If you’re thinking of pursuing your MBA, or if you’re trying to figure out your next move and how to pursue a career that combines your professional goals and sustainability (or if you’re simply curious to see what life is like for students navigating the coronavirus pandemic at HBS), do not miss Laura’s #MBAchicTakeover. Follow Laura on Instagram (@le_sandoval) and reach out with any more questions on life at Harvard Business School!

MBAchicTakeover – Laura Sandoval shares a day in the life as a second-year MBA at Harvard

Thanks so much to Laura for hosting our latest #MBAchicTakeover and for sharing a day in the life as a second-year MBA at HBS!

Laura Sandoval HBS
MBAchicTakeover – Laura Sandoval shares a day in the life as a second-year MBA at Harvard

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