The most successful business people are those that are organized and well educated. As you prep to enter business school, be advised that you will want to cultivate a certain skill set, as these skills will serve you well as you grow in your career. Juggling appointments, deadlines, and having a knack for being able to spark conversation about the latest business news will keep you at the top of your class and a frontrunner in your business program (provided you study).
It sounds like a lot to manage but a little help from your Smartphone or computer apps can make it all possible with ease. Your management school experience will be enhanced and you will be ready to take on the real world with gusto. Let’s look at some apps that will make your life as a business student run a little smoother:
Google Docs: Google Docs is a free app for the Android that allows the user to create a variety of documents from essays to complex spreadsheets. Housed online, your documents are available for editing wherever you are and can easily be shared with fellow students.
Evernote: Evernote offers a host of organization-focused apps that work across multiple devices including your PC, Mac, Android, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, or tablet. Evernote has both free and premium-level apps.
Cram: Cram is the ultimate study buddy app. Create flashcards and practice tests to mastering difficult coursework. This app is available in the Mac app store, plus a free trial version is available as well. Though it’s a bit more expensive than most apps, it is worth the investment.
GoToMeeting: GoToMeeting is an ideal tool for virtual web conferences and meetings. This app serves as a great mode of communication for fellow business school. You can discuss assignments and collaborate with fellow peers from your computer or phone.
The Economist: The Economist is a world leader in global politics, science, technology, and financial news. Articles are available for reading or in audio format for each week’s publication in this news-centric app. This is subscription-based app is available across multiple platforms.
Forbes for iPad: The Forbes for the iPad is the essential tool for those who want to prepare for a career in business. The app includes a list of the 400 richest Americans with up-to-date information on how they got there and how they have influenced our national economy.
The keys to surviving business school include a focus on academics but also building skills that you will employ throughout your career. Using apps to stay organized, study, and an even get smarter about the economics and politics of the world is not only a wise but strategic move.