Last night was MBA Panel night. Wharton, MIT, Columbia and, of course, Haas admissions officers were here to talk about what the MBA application process is all about. Each school talked a little about their individual application processes, then the audience got to ask the panel questions. With a half-hour to spare, the schools’ representatives each went to tables in different parts of the room so that students could continue to ask questions or ask questions that maybe were only relevant to one school in particular. The event had a lot of yummy food (cheeses, salsa, guacamole, little chocolate desserts and these skewers that looked like dinosaur meat but tasted mighty fine). It was interesting to find out that all of the schools encourage students to apply in their last year of undergrad if the student feels that they’re ready for an MBA. I was under the impression that you needed to have work experience, but they all seemed to want to dispel that myth.