Heather Rome, formerly of Development Alternatives Inc. – Academic Expectations

There are several expectations that come with a strong academic background. When working towards earning a Master’s degree or an MBA you will first be evaluated through an application process. This process will review your academic record and require you to provide transcripts from every institution attended to certify that you earned an undergraduate degree.

You will also need to take the graduate management admission tests (GMAT) or the graduate record exam (GRE). Your best scores will be considered as most schools look for a balance of verbal and quantitative abilities. If you are specifically looking to obtain an MBA, then you should know that most applicants have already begun their careers and have a prepared resume. When preparing your resume, remember to include your responsibilities, accomplishments, leadership aptitude, and relevant skills.

Universities also require you to write an essay demonstrating your communication skills, career goals, and leadership experience. Lastly, you will need to identify a manager who can fully endorse your professional performance and growth potential for the requisite letter of recommendation.

Heather Rome Development Alternatives Inc holds an MBA degree from a top tier business school, and a Master’s degree. She has worked for several international companies, including Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI), with varying management roles.