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Busting Two MBA Myths

By - Jun 6, 01:21 AM   Comments [0]

Here are two comments that I get all the time from applicants – two related MBA myths that absolutely require busting: Myth #1: Once you attend an MBA program outside the Top 10, it doesn’t matter which school you attend, so you may as well go...

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Life After INSEAD: Catching Up with Hasmita

By - Jun 6, 01:02 AM   Comments [0]

This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. And now for a chat with Hasmita Nair, who was a student at INSEAD. (We first met Hasmita two years ago – you can...

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Is Columbia Business School Calling Your Name?

By - Jun 5, 13:12 PM   Comments [0]

Learn how to get Columbia’s attention by following the tips in Get Accepted to Columbia Business School, a webinar available for anytime viewing. The webinar aired live last week and was a huge success, so if you missed it or if you attended and would like...

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Indiana Kelley 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 2, 13:17 PM   Comments [0]

These questions are a straightforward mix of professional and personal.  The adcom wants assurance that you have a clear professional focus and a solid plan for using the Kelley MBA resources.  Beyond that, they’re looking for engaging applicants who are willing to share their life...

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Individual Mobile Test Prep and the MIT Sloan MBA Who Created It

By - Jun 2, 01:39 AM   Comments [0]

Would you like to combine a slick, personalized mobile test prep app with access to individual tutoring?  Stick around! Meet Elad Shoushan, a former pro-basketball player in Israel who attended the Technion, Israel’s MIT, got into coding big time, and worked for GE Healthcare. Just before...

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Disclosing a Learning Disability

By - May 31, 11:40 AM   Comments [1]

Learning disabilities such as dyslexia or ADHD fall under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Those laws assure you of your right to obtain reasonable accommodation for education. As such, admissions offices cannot discriminate against you because of your disability...

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Analyzing Your GMAT Score: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

By - May 31, 11:21 AM   Comments [0]

Do you need a perfect score on your GMAT to gain acceptance to a top-tier business school? No. But you definitely need your score to be high enough so that your application is seriously considered, so that the rest of your application isn’t fighting an...

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Michigan Ross 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - May 31, 02:53 AM   Comments [0]

Michigan Ross changed slightly its first question this year and reduced the number of words available to you for the second essay question. It also allows you to write an Optional Statement. I'm not sure if that was available last year.   Before you sit down...

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LinkedIn Your Application, Part 3

By - May 29, 11:01 AM   Comments [0]

Sue saw on LinkedIn that Nicole is a current student at her target MBA program and from a similar background to her own. Sue had a lot of questions about the program, so she sent Nicole a LinkedIn inMail message to see if she was...

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Catching Up with Vandana About Kellogg, Apple & International Applicant Tips

By - May 29, 01:57 AM   Comments [0]

This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. And now for a chat with Vandana Sathpathy, a student at Northwestern Kellogg. (We first met Vandana last year – you can read...

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