Forum: General Forum (2 Comments)

Can COVID-19 affect my MiM experience?

  • Posted by - thomas.graf - on 22 April 2020 - 6:19pm

    Hi there,

    let's go through it one by one. What may speak against applying now?

    "high probabily to study at home, without enjoy the academic life and the international possibilities"
    This could be a point. If I was you, I would contact the schools and ask how they plan to organize their studies in the near future.

    Don't ask them "is it a good time to apply?" - Just ask them about the facts. Then you have information you need and you will think & feel about it.

    You may think: "Ok, I will miss something here. Let's postpone it."
    Or: "Ok, not ideal but I want and need to increase my CV - so I will apply."
    Or: "Even better than I thought! The school offers blending learning with a focus on online sessions in the first semester and more face-to-face learning end of 2020 / beginning of 2021, when the Corona crisis may be a bit more relaxed."

    You have to make that decision yourself - but information helps.

    "taking in consideration a frozen job market"
    Well, you would graduate in mid or even late 2021 - so, investing in your future now makes sense to me.

    Again: The decision is yours and no one knows what happens in 2021. But personally I consider it as a rational decision to simply assume that the job market will take up after this crisis (or even in the last steps of the crisis) again.

    Maybe companies will hire even more people then than before.

    I hope this was helpful.

    Best wishes,
    Thomas Graf

    Founder of the MIM Compass
    Author of the MIM eBooks

  • Posted by - Mark - on 22 April 2020 - 3:11pm

    I'm preparing my MiM's application for different business schools across Europe (September 2020 and January 2021 intakes), with the main goal to do international experiences (semester exchange and/or international internship).

    Is now the right moment to make applications, due to the fact there would be an high probabily to study at home, without enjoy the academic life and the international possibilities that business schools can offer? All this, taking in consideration a frozen job market where companies can hire more locals than expats in this period of uncertain future?