The Accidental MBA: My Unconventional Journey to Harvard Bus

by Vault Education Editors | March 04, 2011

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By Kaneisha Grayson

The summer before my senior year of college, with two paid internships secured, I shipped off to Los Angeles eager and excited to meet success, only to find disaster instead. Just one day in, I quit my internship placement at a law advocacy center, unable to cope with commuting an hour and a half to a run-down and windowless courthouse to spend the day recording the disturbing testimonies of battered women. And because my second internship, a self-designed, funded research project depended on the first one. In a single day, my summer plans had collapsed. I felt like a failure. READ MORE

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