2013 Forté Forum: Inspiration, Opportunity and the MBA

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“As a Forte Fellow, I have access to many great benefits, including networking events, webinars, and the annual Forte Conference. Even before school started, I was welcomed by my second-year Forte mentor from Georgetown who helped me navigate the first weeks of school.” – Teri...

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Three Ways to Boost Your MBA Application

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The MBA Tour recently swung through Los Angeles, and Linda Abraham and I were delighted to have a table there. We enjoyed meeting dozens of impressive and enthusiastic prospective MBA applicants, and thank the organizers for this great event – nearly 500 people registered and...

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NYU Stern 2014 MBA Essay Tips and Deadlines

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Like most MBA programs this year, NYU Stern has reduced the number of required essays (from three to two), and it gives you two options for the second question. One of which I used to consider Stern's signature "personal experession" question. Since it's now optional,...

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MIT Sloan School of Management MBA Essay Tips

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On its website, MIT Sloan states that “MIT Sloan is simply more dedicated to creating effective innovation than any other leading school." Innovation is key for MIT Sloan and seeks interesting students to build a class that can learn from each other and continue the...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Aug 6): Word Problem and Sentence Correction

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Math (DS) On any given Saturday, flights arrive at XYZ airport every hour, for 24 hours. The average number of flights arriving at XYZ airport on any Saturday is a multiple of 12. Is the total number of flights that arrived on a Saturday greater than...

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‘Leadership’ Questions

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Since last year, I have received number of emails from applicants telling me how my article titled  How To Show Leadership When You  Don’t Have Reporting Responsibilities helped them brainstorm ideas for their leadership stories. Recently, an applicant reached out to me with a couple...

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Short and Sweet: Tips for Writing “Mini” MBA Essays

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What is an admission committee’s message, intent, behind limiting an “essay” answer to 100, 200, or 300 characters? Just the facts, please. In fact, just the key facts. No adornment, no backstory, no extended rationale. Columbia Business School has had such a goals question for a few...

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Does Grade Inflation Create Winners?

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A recent Inside Higher Ed article, “Questionable Admissions,” reveals research that indicates that graduate schools prefer students with higher grades from an institution where everyone earns high grades over applicants with lower grades from an institution that’s cracked down on grade inflation and judges student...

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MBA Applicant Blogger Interview with Bschoolgirl

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We’d like to introduce you to Bschoolgirl, an anonymous blogger at Girl Meets B-School who will be starting her first year at USC Marshall this fall. A self-proclaimed non-traditional applicant, Bschoolgirl made it into one of her top picks, and shares lots of good advice...

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5 Application “Red Flags” to Avoid

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Today’s post comes from Manhattan Review Spain, a well-known provider of test prep and MBA Admissions Consulting in Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, and Valencia for Top Business Schools. If you’re applying to the country’s top business schools, you need to do your best to give reviewers no...

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