Michigan Ross 2011 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips.

By - Jul 5, 10:10 AM   Comments [0]

This Michigan Ross 2011 MBA Application tip post is one of a series of posts providing MBA application and essay advice for applicants to top MBA programs around the world. You can access the entire series at My tips for answering Ross' essay questions...

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It’s not too late to start volunteering!

By - Jun 25, 01:20 AM   Comments [0]

Yes, you can keep yelling at yourself for not starting earlier, but that won't get you anywhere, will it? Instead, start volunteering now. It's true that adcoms would rather see a long history of community service rather than just a short stint, but you can't turn...

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Response to “Shortlisting MBA programs”

By - Jun 20, 10:20 AM   Comments [0]

In Mistakes, Lessons, MBA, and more..., the author, A, reveals his 6 criteria for applying to MBA programs in the aptly named post "Shortlisting schools." The six are in order of importance: Intake % of Indian engineers Teaching Methodology Recruitment Culture Clubs/extra-curricular Curriculum and specialization. I boil down A's 2-5 to three which...

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Haas Reports Uptick in Class of 2010 Employment

By - Jun 16, 23:08 PM   Comments [0]

Here is yet another article to suggest that the job market is finally, and slowly, improving. A Haas School Newsroom report shares the results its graduating class's job statistics. Result highlights: 77% of the full-time graduating class received job offers. This is compared to last year's 74%. Students...

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MBAs Want to Do Well…and Good

By - Jun 15, 23:03 PM   Comments [0]

While the market may not be at its best right now, there's never been a better time to pursue the career of a do-gooder. According to a Bloomberg Businessweek article, "MBA Grads Tackle Social Problems," a "new breed" of b-school graduate is emerging. These optimistic, ideal-driven...

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B-School Class of 2010 More Confident, Job-Wise, than Class of 2009, Despite Fewer Jobs

By - Jun 8, 11:49 AM   Comments [0]

According to the Global Management Education Graduate Survey, graduate optimism is particularly impressive, especially since only 40% of full-time MBA students had job offers prior to graduation this year, down from last year's 50%. For part-time students, the percent of pre-graduation job offers was at...

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Words of Wisdom to Graduating MBAs

By - Jun 7, 10:28 AM   Comments [0]

Celebration and cheer are in the air as b-school students flip their tassels, get their long awaited diplomas, reflect on their past two years, and contemplate what the future holds. According to a recent Bloomberg Businessweek article, "Goodbye B-School, Hello World," expectations are high for...

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UCLA Anderson 2011 MBA Application Questions, Tips.

By - Jun 4, 02:35 AM   Comments [0]

UCLA Anderson 2011 MBA Essay Questions My comments are in red: GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Please be introspective and authentic in your responses. Content is more important than style of delivery. We value the opportunity to learn about your life experiences, aspirations, and goals First-time applicants -- 2 required essays:...

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Demonstrating Professional Growth in a Flat Organization

By - Jun 3, 02:18 AM   Comments [0]

A recent response to my blog post on assessing your profile as prelude to selecting schools posed an important question: if you work in a flat organization, how do you demonstrate advancement and growth?  After all, your progress will be compared to that of other...

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MBAs Make it Big in Vegas, Behind-the-Scenes

By - May 30, 10:27 AM   Comments [0]

Harrah's, and other big Las Vegas casinos, are recruiting new MBAs to work behind-the-scenes to improve their businesses, reports a Bloomberg Businessweek article entitled "Viva Las Vegas: MBAs Catch the Gaming Bug." With extensive knowledge and experience in marketing, refinancing, human resources, and management, these...

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