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Beautiful B-School Photo Contest 2010 is Here!

By - Dec 14, 01:28 AM   Comments [0]

It's that time of year again—time to visit your top choice b-school campuses and show off to the world what you've found. Put your artistic talent to the test by submitting your favorite campus photos to the annual Beautiful B-School Photo Contest! Last year's 1st place...

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MBA Admissions Chats: Cornell, Tuck, Consortium, LBS

By - Dec 11, 01:26 AM   Comments [0]

We have two great chats coming up next week. If you are applying to Tuck and Cornell, don't miss these interactive events. Monday, December 14, 2009 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET/6:00 PM GMT Randall Sawyer, Director of Admissions at Cornell's Johnson School of Business, along...

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Chicago Booth Dean Announces Resignation

By - Dec 10, 01:18 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Dean Edward A. Snyder announced that he will end his tenure as dean at the conclusion of his current term on June 30, 2010. In a gracious letter to the Chicago community he pays tribute to David...

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B-Schools Search Globally for International Students

By - Dec 10, 00:59 AM   Comments [0]

Reaching out to countries like India and China is old news already. The recent trend, according to BusinessWeek in "In Hunt for Students, Business Schools Go Global" is to recruit from economically developing countries like Chile, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam. The number of U.S....

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MBA Applicants: What Should You Do Now?

By - Dec 4, 01:45 AM   Comments [0]

A few bits of communications this week reveal the uncertainly among 2010 MBA applicants now and the new opportunities provided by the earlier Round 1 deadlines/notification dates set by certain schools. Here's what I'm referring to: On the BusinessWeek Forum, Todoubled started a fairly active thread with...

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Surprise! How It Can Help You Get Accepted

By - Nov 30, 00:50 AM   Comments [0]

"My visit to the cemetary on Friday gave new meaning to 'Black Friday' for me." Actually it didn't. But if it had, that line would have provided a strong opening to this post on the second of Made to Stick's six principles of memorable, persuasive communication:...

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MBA Admissions: Happening @ Accepted.com

By - Nov 26, 00:07 AM   Comments [0]

There is a lot going on for MBA's at Accepted.com: MBA November special ends on Monday November 30. You can save $100 on any order of $2000 or more. Start now to be ready for those January deadlines. (Coupon code MBA100.) But hurry. The coupon code...

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Admissions Questions at Thanksgiving

By - Nov 25, 12:15 PM   Comments [0]

Since first starting the Accepted blog in March 2004. I have personally authored 2-3,000 posts on admissions, writing, school news, and occasionally something of a more personal nature, but still with relevance, however tangential, to applicants and admissions. My favorite post is my 2007 Thanksgiving post,...

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Grad Admissions: Helicopter Parents

By - Nov 19, 00:32 AM   Comments [0]

The New York Times published an article this week "Letting Your Grad Student Go " on the phenomenon of helicopter parents in graduate schools admissions. Yes, I mean graduate, not undergraduate, admissions. I have a dual perspective on helicopter parenting. I have been working in graduate...

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Columbia EMBA 2010 Essay Tips

By - Nov 17, 10:08 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia’s EMBA essay questions indicate that the adcom values concision, the ability to synthesize seemingly disparate elements, and skillful decision-making.  It isn’t a school that wants to learn about your multifaceted nature or experience or perspective for its own sake (at least at this point),...

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