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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 http://blog.accepted.com/acceptedcom_blog/tag/2011-mba-application-tips. 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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