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Benefits of Business School Networking

Business school networking is beneficial at all stages of the MBA process, beginning with the decision to pursue an MBA. Contacting MBA alumni networks before you apply to business school is a great way to find out what people feel they have gained from their MBA experience and to help you decide if investing in an MBA is the right choice for you. MBA alumni networks are also a great resource for providing firsthand knowledge about a specific MBA program to determine if a particular school will be a good fit. Early MBA networking increases your opportunities to make valuable connections with accomplished professionals who can offer advice on applications, course choices and your future career.

MBA networking intensifies as you pursue your degree and establish relationships with other students, faculty and current professionals. Through participation in activities such as study groups, conferences, internships and student clubs, business school networking occurs both in and out of the classroom. As an MBA student, you become part of a select group of individuals sharing common experiences at the same school. Business school teaching styles emphasize teamwork and foster a bond among classmates. After graduation, these relationships evolve into loyal professional contacts and become valuable resources for mentoring, industry insight and career opportunities. Membership in your school’s MBA alumni networks is a key benefit of the MBA experience.

The Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland offers comprehensive full-time MBApart-time MBA and specialty Master of Accounting programs designed to help you develop the expertise you need to get to the next level of your career. Many alumni hold prominent positions in organizations across the region, and graduates of the programs join an elite network of more than 20,000 professionals throughout leading business, nonprofit and government organizations. Learn more about all of the graduate business programs available at the Sellinger School of Business.