Words of the Week – cover your bases
Cover your bases (image: Allis0n J)
Cover your bases means to thoroughly research every aspect of a situation before making a decision. The term is another buzzword that stems from the world of sports. In baseball, the defensive team covers the four bases by placing a player at each one. This strategy ensures the best chance of completing a play, and getting an offensive player “out.”
This week I was working with an applicant from India who has been accepted to three excellent MBA programs in the US. The student outlined their plan for choosing a school, and asked for my input. The plan looked great. As such, I began my response with, “You are covering all the right bases in your final selection process: program strengths, lifestyle choices and financial assistance,” and then went on to make a recommendation.
Covering your bases and choosing your best MBA in the USA is so exciting!