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mbaMission’s 2014-2015 Harvard Business School Essay Analysis

By - Jun 19, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Last year, Harvard Business School (HBS) took a new approach to its application essay questions, moving from multiple queries to one very open-ended prompt with no clear word limit. This year, HBS Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Dee Leopold seems to have surprised even...

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mbaMission’s 2014-2015 Dartmouth Tuck Essay Analysis

By - Jun 16, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Following what seems to be an emerging trend this season, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College has decreased the number of required applications essays this year from (an already fairly minimal) three to just two 500-word submissions, one of which is a classic...

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Getting Into the MBA Program: mbaMission’s 2014-2015 Columbia Business School Essay Analysis

By - Jun 14, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

For the second year in a row, Columbia Business School (CBS) has kicked off the MBA application season. During an online event with mbaMission, CBS’s director of MBA program admissions, Christina Shelby, told the audience that the school has added urgency in releasing its questions,...

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mbaMission’s 2014-2015 Columbia Business School Essay Analysis

By - Jun 12, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

For the second year in a row, Columbia Business School (CBS) has kicked off the MBA application season. During an online event with mbaMission, CBS’s director of admissions, Christina Shelby, told the audience that the school has added urgency in releasing its questions, because it...

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Getting Into the MBA Program: mbaMission’s 2014-2015 Stanford Graduate School of Business Essay Analysis

By - Jun 9, 11:29 AM   Comments [0]

The Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) became the second top MBA program to release its essay questions this year, and the school follows a trend in application essays—“less is more.” Stanford has dropped its third essay question this season and stuck with two standbys,...

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Prepare Your Business School Elevator Pitch

By - Jun 2, 10:24 AM   Comments [0]

Imagine that you are standing in the lobby of a large building and have just pushed the button to go up to the 10th floor for an appointment you have in a few minutes. As you are waiting for the elevator to arrive, you strike up...

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Top 3 Mistakes of GMAT Test Takers

By - May 26, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

Kaplan GMAT instructors will tell you that we hear common refrains from our students and friends. In my years of teaching, I have compiled a list of three of the most common mistakes my Kaplan students and personal friends have made while they are prepping...

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MBA Admissions Myth: “I Have No Weaknesses!”

By - May 19, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

Most business schools will ask an applicant’s recommenders to describe a weakness of yours, or a time when they offered you constructive feedback. You may face great temptation to ask your recommenders to avoid writing anything critical or to present a “disguised strength” as a weakness. Your...

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Who Should Write Your Letters of Recommendation?

By - May 12, 10:57 AM   Comments [2]

Letters of recommendation are an important part of your overall application package—they provide the only outside information the admissions committee receives about you. One of the most stressful parts of the application process can be picking your recommender. The first question you should ask is who...

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GMAT Study Tips for International and ESL Students

By - May 5, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

I started my Kaplan career teaching in the Puerto Rico center, where most of my students knew English as a Second Language. The GMAT can be especially daunting when not the just the content or strategy, but the language itself intimidates you. Never fear – I’ve got some...

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