Always Waive Your Right to View Your MBA Recommendation

By - Sep 17, 19:55 PM   Comments [0]

By Paul Lanzillotti, Amerasia Consulting Group I tell my clients up front that they have to waive their right, and that it is not really an option to not do so. Not waiving your right could tell the adcom that you don’t trust your recommenders.  It could...

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Last Minute MBA Application Advice: Before You Hit the Submit Button

By - Sep 10, 16:24 PM   Comments [0]

Updated for the 2015/2016 Application Year By Paul Lanzillotti, Amerasia Consulting Group I've updated Amerasia's list of best tips and best practices for submitting your MBA application online. So hopefully this prevents many of you from not getting caught with your pants down just hours to go...

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Applying to Stanford GSB? Get to know Garth Saloner, Derrick Bolton and the “Moral Advantage”

By - Jun 23, 00:48 AM   Comments [0]

By Paul Lanzillotti | Amerasia Consulting Group | Who is Garth Saloner? If you are going to apply to the most selective MBA program in the world, you should recognize the impact that Professor-turned-Dean Garth Saloner has had at GSB.  Even though he took over the reins...

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MBA Candidate Differentiation: Do NOT Try This at Home | Amerasia Consulting Group

By - Jun 22, 06:53 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff | Amerasia Consulting Group | MBA Admissions Consultants | Originally published at Time to go full PSA here.  I'm talking all alarms ringing, sirens, whatever it takes to get your attention.  By "you" I mean: anyone applying to business school.  You need to...

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MBA Candidates, Read These Quotes for a New Perspective on Leadership

By - Jun 18, 23:14 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group This is a quick one, but a worthy one.  "Leadership" might very well be the most "cussed and discussed" (hat tip, Harry Truman) word in the MBA landscape, given the prominence given to the concept by schools and candidates alike.  But...

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Recommend Reading for MBA Applicants: “The Obstacle is the Way” by Ryan Holiday

By - Jun 18, 02:01 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group Partly because I've been reading some great books lately and partly because I want a break from writing about essays, I am starting something new - offering "recommended reading" to MBA applicants.  Now, please understand that I know you are...

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What Stanford Wants – A Moral Compass

By - Jun 18, 01:24 AM   Comments [0]

By Paul Lanzillotti, Amerasia Consulting Group If you read the latest editions of our “How to Apply to Harvard Business School” and "How to Apply to Stanford GSB" guides, you already know that cultivating a real reason for applying to an elite MBA goes week beyond the school's name, rank,...

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Quick & Dirty Tips for Maximizing your Business School Visits

By - Jun 16, 17:18 PM   Comments [0]

With respect to visiting business schools: Make sure you schedule a classroom visit through the admissions office. A student will lead you around and make introductions for you. Don't just show up. Plan your visit before the fall, if you can and if tours are available this time in...

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Soliciting Letters of Recommendation: Remember the Rule of 10%

By - Jun 16, 17:07 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group When it comes to recommendations, the first thing that any applicant needs to understand is how they work and, therefore, how they should handle them as part of the process.  We sum up this analysis with something we call “The...

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Download Our Columbia Business School Application Guide (Updated for 2015/2016 Application Cycle)

By - May 25, 23:19 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff and Paul Lanzillotti, Amerasia Consulting Group Our updated 2015/2016 “How to Apply to Columbia” guide is now available for immediate download. This 12-page PDF is the starting point for prospective MBA applicants to CBS and is provided to at no cost.  Download the Columbia Business...

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