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Hear It From The Students: Videos Look Inside B-school Life

A whistle-stop tour of the best MBA student videos released recently reveal big challenges, exciting opportunities and Mexican waves

By  Rob Kirby

Thu Jan 27 2011

Surfing Youtube is a popular way to fuse procrastination with research – and schools across the world are catching on. One of the biggest recent trends on b-school Youtube channels is videos uploaded to help you guys find out more about student experiences. Which is good for you, as hearing from students themselves is usually more insightful than flipping through prospectuses... We’ve taken a roundup of some of the highlights.

Cass have recently put up the first of their promising ‘MBA diary’ series. Watch out for the honest, un-spruced shots of London (complete with lollipop ladies and tube stops). The climax is a team-building activity on a 'sinking' ship, which one student describes as "one of the most exilerating experiences of my life". Keep an eye on their newsletter for part two.

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George Washington School of Business introduce Mike Baker, a spikey-haired Iowan on the accelerated MBA programme. Mike explains how careful research lead him to a course renowned for turning MBA students into socially responsible leaders.

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Nottingham University Business School has uploaded a lot of engaging interviews. John Murphy chose his MBA to make the leap from hotels to non-profits. That said, he still feels "100% focussed on about 4 areas" since starting the course.

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Nanyang student Corey Ladick talks about the classes he's had from full-time professionals - including the head of wealth management for UBS Israel.

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ESMT graduate explains how he went from working in IT to bringing "best practises" to change management in his company.

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