The Book

Drawing on his experiences as an MBA program and admissions director, Brian Precious highlights ten essential lessons he’s seen correlated with success among students at some of the nation’s top schools. Chock-full of stories, humor, and tips you won’t find elsewhere, Get In, Get Connected, Get Hired has been hailed by MBA program leaders as a must-read for prospective students.

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Consulting

Brian has streamlined the admissions pipeline for three large, public universities while generating thousands of pieces of marketing collateral. Between speaking engagements, he can be retained for part-time and hourly consulting.

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Praise From Industry Leaders

“This book delivers an insightful examination of all things MBA.  Capitalizing on relatable, real-life vignettes, it masterfully highlights key points for personal reflection to walk the reader through a holistic consideration process.  Brian’s voice permeates; creating an accessible text that flows like a (well-organized) chat with a friend who wants nothing but to support your success.  A must read for everyone contemplating an MBA now or in the future—as well as those like me who strive to be helpful resources for these individuals!

Scott N. Paja, Ph.D.

Director of Leadership & Professional Development, Oregon State University, College of Engineering

“Finding their career path is something I witness my students struggling with every day. Brian’s book is invaluable to those considering an MBA; it is easily the most practical and useful guide to navigating business school and beyond that you will find anywhere. I only wish I could have read it before I began my MBA program!”

Michael Fricke, JD/MBA

Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“By utilizing his personal experiences both as an MBA student and MBA program director, Brian Precious takes a prospective MBA student on an easy-to-read journey from the time getting an MBA is just an idea through desired post-MBA outcomes. The book is peppered with anecdotes and real-life stories that makes it highly relevant to the reader. The result is a very thoughtful guide and a compelling read on how a prospect should select an MBA program that specifically works for them. This book is a must-read for anyone considering an MBA.”

Rajagopal Echambadi

Sr. Associate Dean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

I have known Brian as an MBA student, fellow alumnus, and colleague for over a decade. Brian is a champion of the graduate student. His tireless work ethic, sincere and thoughtful strategies, and willingness to follow through have bettered the lives of hundreds, if not thousands of students. When I had the opportunity to read his book, I was thrilled to find that he is now sharing those thoughts and strategies with prospective MBAs around the world.”

Mark Lockwood

Director, University of Illinois MBA

“This is a very useful book for prospective MBA students, with solid advice given from someone who has spent years shepherding MBA students through their journey. While many books focus on getting in to an elite program, Brian Precious has written an excellent resource for maximizing your investment in any MBA program.  It is well structured, and an interesting read. A few hours reading this will really pay off in the long run for anyone considering (or in!) an MBA program.”

Christopher M. Barnes

Associate Professor, Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington

“Brian Precious explains all the in’s and out’s of the MBA universe in a simple, conversational way, as based on experience from both ends of the MBA spectrum—as a student, a professional, and an MBA program professional. A small investment in this book will pay huge dividends in making smart MBA choices that can dramatically impact your personal and professional success.”

Tad Brinkerhoff, MBA

Assistant Dean, MBA Programs at University of Missouri


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