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Investigating the MBA Career Survey Results

By - Aug 11, 10:10 AM   Comments [0]

I just saw three articles reporting from different vantage points on MBA employment. Businessweek took a “the sky is falling” perspective in its article, “MBA Recruiting Is Down Again,” which begins with the words, “MBA recruiting deteriorated this spring largely because of declines at top-ranked...

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MBA Applicant Blogger Interview with Piyush

By - Aug 11, 09:10 AM   Comments [0]

We’d like to introduce you to Piyush, author of the blog, Piyush Jain: Science, Technology & Sports, and applicant to top b-schools in the U.S. and the U.K. Thank you Piyush for sharing your MBA adventure with us! We wish you lots of luck! Accepted: First...

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From Luxury Marketing to Entrepreneurship: A Talk with Daria Burke

By - Aug 8, 10:45 AM   Comments [0]

How does someone with a degree in English end up pursuing an MBA at NYU Stern? Why attend a program famous for its ties to Wall St. when you’re interested in marketing? And why abandon the glamorous world of beauty and luxury marketing for the...

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Flaws Make You Real

By - Aug 7, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

A speaker recently told a story about traveling in Asia where he saw a stunning emerald. Enchanted by the stone’s beauty, he decided to buy it. On the spot. He returned home and took the emerald to a jeweller for appraisal. The jeweller began to examine...

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2013 Forté Forum: Inspiration, Opportunity and the MBA

By - Aug 6, 10:37 AM   Comments [0]

“As a Forte Fellow, I have access to many great benefits, including networking events, webinars, and the annual Forte Conference. Even before school started, I was welcomed by my second-year Forte mentor from Georgetown who helped me navigate the first weeks of school.” – Teri...

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Three Ways to Boost Your MBA Application

By - Aug 6, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

The MBA Tour recently swung through Los Angeles, and Linda Abraham and I were delighted to have a table there. We enjoyed meeting dozens of impressive and enthusiastic prospective MBA applicants, and thank the organizers for this great event – nearly 500 people registered and...

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MBA Applicant Blogger Interview with Bschoolgirl

By - Aug 5, 13:57 PM   Comments [0]

We’d like to introduce you to Bschoolgirl, an anonymous blogger at Girl Meets B-School who will be starting her first year at USC Marshall this fall. A self-proclaimed non-traditional applicant, Bschoolgirl made it into one of her top picks, and shares lots of good advice...

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Tips for Video MBA Essay Questions

By - Aug 4, 12:58 PM   Comments [0]

Rotman led the charge least year with a video essay question. This year Yale and Kellogg (so far) have decided to try it out. I saw a rumor that INSEAD is also considering the format. Worried about being literally on stage? Here are my tips if...

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What Should I Write About? Making a Difference

By - Aug 4, 12:49 PM   Comments [0]

In my non-admissions life, I once went to a lecture given by a biographer whose work I admire. In the course of his talk he mentioned that while writing about genius has merit, writing about typical folks and their extraordinary achievements is more valuable. The...

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First Drafts of Personal Statements: Let Yourself Go

By - Aug 4, 12:39 PM   Comments [0]

First drafts. These are probably the hardest part of the whole process for would-be applicants. There’s a sense of overwhelmedness, of trying to capture so much of your experience onto a single page. I’ve read hundreds of first drafts over the years. To be honest, most...

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