Getting To Know You

Hopefully we can all agree on at least one thing – first impressions are crucial. From the old adage “you never get a second chance at a first impression” to Mr. Darcy’s famous assertion that his “good opinion once lost is lost forever” we have all been impressed with the idea that when you meet someone – particularly someone important – you must be very conscious of how you come across. This is especially true in the admissions process, but not only when you have your interview with our Director. You should be aware that you will be making myriad important first impressions during your admissions process.

Particularly if a school’s environment is collaborative like W&M’s, you will have the opportunity to meet many different people at all levels who will eventually provide feedback on their interactions with you. For example, applicants to our program may meet many of the following: members of our Admissions team, faculty, Executive Partners, alumni, current students, receptionists and other members of the Mason Community. Yes, this extends to emails and phone calls – be sure that you are always polite and in a quiet place on the phone and that your email communications are thoughtful and checked for spelling, grammar and punctuation. All of these things contribute to any admissions teams’ impression of you.

To pull a page from our CareerPREP department’s Personal Branding Toolkit, think of every interaction you have as a representation of Your Brand. As with any brand, yours should be polished and ready to communicate all of the value that you can add to any organization – including an MBA cohort!

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Emory Gunn

Emory Gunn is the Assistant Director of MBA Admissions. She has been fortunate enough to work with both the MBA Admissions staff & CareerPREP staff in her previous role as Coordinator and has been with the Mason School of Business since October of 2010.

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