Author Archive - StratusPrep

It’s May! Top 7 Steps All MBA Applicants Should Be Taking Now

By - May 3, 10:48 AM   Comments [0]

By Harold Simansky, Stratus Prep MBA Admissions Consultant & MIT Sloan MBA As May arrives and the weather improves, application deadlines feel about a thousand years away… and here is where the trouble begins. Much as the old adage describes, “complacency breeds mediocrity,” so too...

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How the Admissions Committee Builds a MBA Class

By - Apr 25, 06:11 AM   Comments [0]

Find out who you are really competing against One of the most popular questions that I get from MBA applicants is how do admissions committees create a class? To answer this question, it is most easily explained with one of my favorite hobbies, cooking, and...

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Are You Prepared for MBA Application Season?

By - Jun 9, 09:34 AM   Comments [0]

MBA Application season is here.   If we look to the trends, admission to a top MBA program remains as daunting as ever—despite the very minimal increases in admit rate when compared with last year.  In fact, the admit rate remained on par with last year’s...

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Four Week Countdown: Strategize Now, Before MBA Applications Are Released

By - Apr 28, 13:12 PM   Comments [0]

The Boys Scouts weren’t kidding: preparation is essential. There are approximately four weeks until MBA applications are released for the 2015-16 admission season. While it may seem like a waiting game, it is anything but. This is a critical time in the MBA application process....

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Overcome Stiff B-School Competition as an International Applicant

By - Feb 19, 18:45 PM   Comments [0]

The number of international students applying to MBA programs in the United States has tripled over the last thirty years. Take Harvard Business School for example, the school reports that in 1985 their international bids made up 13% of their application pool. In 2015, the...

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Get Involved: Community Leadership Can Enrich Your MBA Application

By - Jan 30, 17:00 PM   Comments [0]

Every year the crop of candidates applying to top MBA programs becomes more and more competitive. Many applicants may think that the ideal candidate from the perspective of the admissions committee is largely based on a formula of numbers such as GPA and GMAT score....

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Prepare Now for 2015 Round 1: Six Steps to Achieve Your Strongest MBA Application

By - Jan 22, 10:39 AM   Comments [0]

Many business school candidates make the decision to apply to business school years in advance, while others decide that business school is the route to achieve their professional goals only a few months before applications are due. No matter when an applicant determines that business...

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Business School Round 2: Stand Out As An International Applicant

By - Oct 30, 09:46 AM   Comments [0]

The countdown to Thanksgiving and Christmas has begun—and if you’re working on your Round 2 business school applications, January deadlines will be here sooner than you think. If your applications don’t present a compelling portrait of who you are and what you’ve accomplished, you’ll spend...

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Business School Round 2: Stand Out As More Than Just Another ‘Male In Finance’

By - Oct 28, 09:32 AM   Comments [0]

The countdown to Thanksgiving and Christmas has begun—and if you’re working on your Round 2 business school applications, January deadlines will be here sooner than you think. It is important to take certain steps during these pivotal fall days. If your applications don’t present a...

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The Next Month Will Determine the Fate of Your Round 1 MBA Applications

By - Jun 23, 09:33 AM   Comments [0]

With MBA Round 1 deadlines continuing to creep earlier, those who will be successful this fall are already hard at work.

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