Loans: Jan. 27, 2009 at 11 a.m. EST
Guest: Dan Thibeault, president and co-founder of Graduate Leverage
There has been lots of talk about student loans and the fate of aspiring MBAs, especially international students, who need them. If you're worrying about how you're going to pay for your graduate education, you don't want to miss this live chat event. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. EST, Dan Thibeault, president and co-founder of Graduate Leverage, a student lending organization launched by Harvard Business School students, will answer your questions about everything from deciding how much money you'll need to finding a co-signer.
Thibeault wrote the business plan for Graduate Leverage while at Harvard B-School, where he earned his MBA, and founded the company in 2003. He also has a BA in economics from Dartmouth College.
Stanford: Jan. 30, 2009 at 1 p.m. EST
Guest: Derrick Bolton, director of admissions at Stanford Graduate School of Business
Want to snag a spot at Stanford B-School? Then you'll want to attend this live chat event on Friday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. EST, when Derrick Bolton, director of admissions, will answer questions about everything from writing a great essay to fitting in on campus.
Bolton joined Stanford in 2001 after working for three years at investment bank Goldman Sachs. Before joining Goldman, Bolton spent two years studying at Stanford, graduating with his MBA, plus a master's in education in 1998. Before B-school, Bolton worked for consultants McKinsey and studied psychology and sociology at Southern Methodist University.
Your host for these events will be Francesca Di Meglio (FrancescaBW), the Business Schools community manager and reporter.
Hope to see you there!
If you can't attend a live event, you can send Francesca Di Meglio (Francesca_DiMeglio@businessweek.com) questions for the guest in advance, and she'll try to pose as many as she can. Please use the subject line "Two Chats." Or, you may simply read the transcripts that we post afterward.