JD/MBA Right After College?
I am on such a split decision whether or not I want to go through application processes for law school and/or business school.
I definitely know that I want to get my JD and MBA sometime within the next 5 years, but I just don't know if I really should try to pursue it after college. Everyone told me that I should wait before I go to grad school so that I know what I want to do with my life... well I already know exactly what I want to do, no doubt. I'm just stressed because it's a lot of work on my shoulders to do in the next couple of months.
First of all, I want to go to a school that offers both JD/MBA dual degrees (3 exception schools though that I will only apply for one program). Here are the list of possible places that I want to apply:
4) University of Florida
7) University of Southern California
2) Johns Hopkins
A little about myself:
School: UNC Chapel Hill
Major: Journalism and Mass Communications in the Advertising concentration
Study Abroad: 3 times --> twice in Mexico, once as a student, once as a TA, and this coming fall to Korea
LSAT/GMAT: potentially 175/780, I've been studying all year
Marketing Manager for a small startup (promoted within the first month of employment),
Created an online collegiate publishing site, created my own online clothing store,
Broadcast journalism intern at FoxNews,
TA for study abroad program,
Publishing intern at a metropolitan magazine (marketing, writing, and graphic design),
Campus rep for Roomsurf.
One from the Pre-law advisor/Dean at Duke university,
One from the Dean of School of journalism from UNC,
One from my employer.
Other things to note:
I will be graduating with 3 year college experience rather than 4
I will be 20 at the time of application
I will have only been at UNC for 4 semester -- took 1 semester off, will be abroad for 1
I was an international student entering college -- Korean/Canadian citizenship
Best Buy Scholar --academic/community involvement scholarship
Blyth Scholar --from the study abroad program where I was a TA
Quincy Sharpe Mills Scholar --from UNC School of Journalism
Important Classes I've Taken:
some of the classes that have brought my GPA down, I've made sure that I take an advanced class a level above that and improved my grade.
Ex. I got a B- on econ101 and then I got an A on econ410, I got a C on poli100 and got a A- on poli101
So with all of that said, I just want to know if it's worth applying for law/business schools this fall. I'll be taking the LSAT in october and GMAT by the end of summer. I don't know if I should try to enjoy my senior year, graduate early and just explore life before applying OR stay the 4th year of college to get a second degree in business administration OR go through hell and apply to the schools.
I realize that opinions/advices I get here isn't guaranteed truth for admission, but I just want to know what other people think about this. I am just on a complete panic mode right now because I don't know what to do and the clock is ticking.