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INSEAD 2014- 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines – Take Two

By - Feb 12, 14:34 PM   Comments [0]

Not long ago, in the tips post for INSEAD, I wrote that INSEAD was “bucking the trend” of fewer and shorter essays. Well, scratch that. Mid-application-cycle, INSEAD has decided to hew to the trend and changed its essays starting now. The result is a shorter,...

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Gaining Poise and Confidence for Group Interviews

By - Feb 11, 15:50 PM   Comments [0]

Acing a team based discussion/interview isn’t easy, but with the right prep, you’ll be able to clearly show the adcom that you are an intelligent candidate who knows how to contribute to group discussions with confidence and poise. Use the free resources listed below to...

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Does “Holistic” Review in MBA Admissions have Holes?

By - Feb 11, 15:44 PM   Comments [0]

A client recently asked me the following questions: In several articles, I have read about the holistic approach of admission directors to evaluate applications. I want to know how much weight they put on different aspects of application during evaluation? If the approach is so...

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Top MBA Programs for Entrepreneurs

By - Feb 5, 14:16 PM   Comments [0]

B-schools are always touting their entrepreneurial offerings, programs, and placement, so when we examined the employment reports of U.S. News' top 25 business schools to see which schools send the most graduates into entrepreneurship, we were surprised to find that only thirteen programs provide this...

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NYU Stern Executive MBA 2014 Essay Tips

By - Feb 4, 16:04 PM   Comments [0]

Reflecting the character of the university at large, NYU Stern has always sought applicants who bring not just requisite accomplishment, but also intellectual energy and engagement with the world – people who have a point of view and are willing to express it. Stern’s EMBA...

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Rotman’s Problem Solving Challenge to Award Unique First Prize – Full MBA Tuition Scholarship!

By - Feb 2, 14:46 PM   Comments [0]

Prospective and incoming Rotman MBA students now have a chance to win a full scholarship to the Rotman MBA program by competing in the Rotman Problem Solving Challenge. The Rotman site calls this unique competition an opportunity to “dive deep into a messy, unstructured problem...

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How to Write Waitlist Update Letters

By - Jan 31, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

The application process is not over for waitlisted applicants. You’ve still got a chance of getting into your dream school, so now’s not the time to slack off, and it’s certainly not the time to give up. Continue fighting for that acceptance! Your waitlist updates (you...

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IV with a Current Duke MBA Pursuing a Career in Healthcare

By - Jan 31, 08:40 AM   Comments [0]

Here’s a talk with Steven Ma, a student at Duke Fuqua pursuing a career in the healthcare sector. Read on for Steven’s thoughts on the Duke experience, and don’t forget to check out his blog, From Bench to Board. Thank you Steven for sharing your...

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The Stanford MSx Program for Experienced Leaders

By - Jan 30, 15:53 PM   Comments [0]

Do you need an advanced business education, but a full time MBA isn’t a good option for you? There is a fabulous option that you just may not have heard about yet. Want to know more? Listen to the recording of our recent interview with Mike Hochleutner...

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R3 or Next Year Webinar Airing Live in a Few Hours

By - Jan 30, 08:14 AM   Comments [0]

Today’s webinar, Round 3 vs. Next Year: The MBA Admissions Debate, will begin in just a few hours at 10:00 AM PST/1:00 PM EST. Register ASAP (free) and get ready for what’s going to be an unbelievable analysis of the Round 3 versus next year MBA...

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