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MBA Applicants: What McKinsey (and HBS) Wants

By - Jul 26, 23:38 PM   Comments [0]

They were looking for four things. I didn’t know until I’d made it to the third and last round of interviews, but McKinsey and Company, the strategy consulting firm perennially ranked among the top “dream” employers of MBA students, was looking for four specific qualities...

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GMAC Reports Steady Value of MBA through “Great Recession”

By - Jul 21, 13:30 PM   Comments [0]

MBAs who earned their degrees during the first decade of the 21st century have fared quite well, despite the dot-com bust and the "Great Recession," reports a Graduate Management News article. The following data was gathered from GMAC's semi-annual Alumni Perspectives Survey: Of the 3,387 business graduates...

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Money Talks: A College and MBA Admissions News Round Up

By - Jul 15, 02:09 AM   Comments [0]

Here's what's going on in the world of college and MBA admissions...money-wise. Many b-school students will be returning to class this fall without having had the rosy summer internship experience they had expected—that is, if they were lucky enough to land an internship at all. The...

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Dipak Jain hits the INSEAD rumor mill

By - Jul 14, 10:50 AM   Comments [0]

Word has it that Dipak Jain, former dean of Kellogg, is tipped to become the next dean of INSEAD. According to a recent Financial Times article, Dipak Jain is the front-runner for the position and is awaiting approval from the INSEAD board and faculty from...

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Chicago Booth 2011 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips.

By - Jul 12, 11:03 AM   Comments [0]

This Chicago Booth 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 Chicago's essay questions...

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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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