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How to Navigate Your University Search During Covid-19

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Craig OCallaghan

Updated May 21, 2020



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Proceeding with your university or business school application at a time when large parts of the world are on lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic is tricky. After all, how are you meant to research schools properly if you can’t even visit campuses or attend events and speak to admissions staff? 

On May 5, we held an exclusive webinar to help all students with their university search at this challenging time. We were joined by figures from three leading business schools – INSEAD, Michigan Ross School of Business and Indian School of Business – to answer any questions you might have around the following topics: 

  • How are schools around the world reacting to Covid-19? 
  • How can I choose which schools to apply to without visiting them in person? 
  • Are admissions criteria changing due to Covid-19? 
  • Should I focus on online programs or defer my application until I’m able to study in person? 
  • Can I still study abroad? 
  • How do I take the GRE or GMAT from home – and which one should I take? 
  • How can I fund my studies at this challenging time? 

You can find out a bit more about the featured speakers for this exclusive webinar below or click here to view it in full. 

Nancy Piacentini, Assistant Director, Marketing & Recruitment, MBA & Master in Management, INSEAD 

Nancy Piacentini joined INSEAD to help launch the new master's in management (MiM) and recruits MBA candidates in designated European markets. Nancy is passionate about her job and has 15 years of experience in higher education in a truly global environment.   

Actively involved in recruitment, business development, and new program launches, she has over eight years of expertise irecruiting MiM candidates. 

Outside of work, Nancy is passionate about education, sustainable & urban agriculture and enjoys practising yoga. 

Meredith Hartmann, Associate Director of Admissions, Michigan Ross School of Business 

Meredith Hartmann joined the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in 2018. She is passionate about helping prospective students from all over the world see how the Michigan difference can help them grow their leadership skills and careers. 

Philip CZerrillo Ph.D.Deputy Dean, Indian School of Business 

Dr Zerrillo is a graduate of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He has held Dean and Associate Dean roles and sat on public company and university boards around the world. He has been involved in the graduate education space for more than 25 years and has pioneered multiple degree programmes and student development initiatives. 

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