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!

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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