Personal Branding in Admissions

By - Aug 29, 04:47 AM   Comments [0]

The term “personal brand” is bandied about a lot in admissions. I don’t claim to be an expert on branding, but after fifteen years editing essays and advising applicants, I know a bit about admissions. I see the concept of “personal brand” as a threat...

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INSEAD 2011 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips.

By - Aug 25, 23:20 PM   Comments [0]

This INSEAD 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 INSEAD’s essay questions are...

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Free Haas Q&A with Associate Admissions Director, Stephanie Fujii — TODAY!

By - Aug 25, 03:12 AM   Comments [0]

Are you thinking about applying to UC Berkeley Haas? Do you have questions about admissions that you need answered? Would you like to benefit from insider information on Haas admissions? If so, then you won’t want to miss Accepted’s Q&A with Stephanie Fujii, Haas’ Senior Associate...

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7 Fatal Resume Flaws to Avoid

By - Aug 24, 03:13 AM   Comments [0]

The MBA Resume: Done right, this one-page list of accomplishments can woo the adcoms towards acceptance; done wrong, a resume could be your ticket to ding-hood. The following 7 fatal resume flaws have been derived from a recent Businessweek article, Applying to B-School? Resume Perils to...

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Does an MBA Admissions Consultant need an MBA?

By - Aug 20, 12:13 PM   Comments [0]

Last week, over a thank-you lunch with a lovely client, who got into 4 out of 5 schools to which he applied -including Harvard- his conversation turned to hiring an MBA consultant. “One of the main reasons I chose you” he explained, “was that you...

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New Comprehensive MBA Rankings and Info Site Unveiled

By - Aug 19, 02:54 AM   Comments [0]

John Byrne, former editor of, has just launched a new website geared towards b-school applicants. According to a BW blog post introducing the new website, which is called Poets & Quants, “Byrne is attempting to make [the site] the go-to place for prospective b-school...

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MIT Sloan Partners with Indian School of Business for Professor and Student Exchange

By - Aug 18, 02:50 AM   Comments [0]

MIT and ISB signed an agreement in early April that will establish collaboration between the two top international business schools. The following plans have resulted from the partnership: In about a year and a half from now, two professors from the ISB campus in Hyderabad, India will...

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Reminder: Free MBA Career-Changers Webinar Tomorrow!

By - Aug 17, 11:59 AM   Comments [0]

Attention all career-changers: Tomorrow Linda Abraham, founder and president, will present an informative webinar that will guide individuals attempting to use the MBA to change career paths through the b-school application process. The webinar, MBA Catalyst for Career Change, will cover must-know material including the...

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HBS’ Dean Nohria Rules Out Harvard Campus in Asia

By - Aug 17, 11:55 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School’s new Indian-born dean, Nitin Nohria, recently announced that the top business school would not be opening new campuses in Asia, despite the overwhelming demand from Asian students, reports a Wall Street Journal article last week. Dean Nohria’s first public gesture as dean had...

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MBA Admissions News Round Up

By - Aug 16, 11:47 AM   Comments [0]

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be joining the Stanford GSB faculty next month as co-director of the school’s Center for Global Business and the Economy, reports a Businessweek blog post last week. The center “aims to be the leader in developing and disseminating...

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