According to Connect 1 to 1 attendee and HEC student Patrik Von Planta, "Connect helped me to prioritise my list of schools and was an opportunity to understand what was expected in the business school application process. It provided me with a clear picture of the business schools and took me away from simple brochure reading. You meet the right people even before you apply. Meeting the business schools helped me to reassure my final decision. At this event you – the candidate – are the centre. I think that the concept is really good! The selection process makes you feel that the application process has already started – that's a good sign!"
Talking to business school representatives allows MBA applicants to identify what schools are right for them so they can narrow down their list of schools. Aida Rizvo decided to enter IE's 14-month program after a school representative at Connect 1 to 1 gave her a better idea of how the program would fit into her career goals. She says "The 1-on-1 with the IE representative Lisa Bevill gave me a clearer picture about the school and programme with insights and impressions you can only get in a personal conversation. Moreover, the conversation gave me the needed nudge to re-focus on what I really wanted."