Get Accepted to Columbia Business School

By - May 4, 11:53 AM   Comments [0]

Dreaming of Columbia? Worried your application won’t make the cut? Find out what you need to do to get accepted! In this FREE, 1-hour webinar, Linda Abraham, Accepted Founder & CEO, will teach you: • The 4 key principles to gaining acceptance to Columbia Business School. • How...

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Tips for Applying to Part-Time MBA Programs

By - May 1, 11:27 AM   Comments [0]

The extensive available advice about applying to MBA programs was largely created with applicants to full-time MBA programs in mind. If you are applying to part-time MBA programs, most of this advice will be pertinent for you as well. But there are some nuances to applying to part-time programs that...

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4 More Elements to Telling an Attention-Grabbing Story

By - May 1, 05:46 AM   Comments [0]

In the last post, we illustrated 5 key story elements with these opening application essay line: The moment I found the lump, I suspected my life was about to change – in a big way. It was mid-May 2011. I was a busy consultant in McKinsey’s Chicago...

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5 Ways to Cut Stress After an Admission Test

By - May 1, 05:19 AM   Comments [0]

The months, weeks, and days leading up to a major admission test can be a major source of stress for students. Unfortunately, that stress doesn’t necessarily go away once the test is over. In this post, we cover some of the best ways to manage stress...

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MBA Admissions Profile: Where Should Joe Apply?

By - Apr 27, 11:23 AM   Comments [0]

Next up in our MBA Profile Series we’ll introduce you to Joe, examine his profile, and determine the best MBA programs for him to apply to. See the fourth post in our series here. Who is Joe? It's time to learn about Joe… 1. Joe wants to go into strategy...

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5 Elements to Telling an Attention-Grabbing Story

By - Apr 25, 10:40 AM   Comments [0]

Ready to write your personal statement? Then it's time to conjure your inner storyteller. The best way to distinguish yourself from other applicants is to tell the admissions board a good story, a tale of your greatest achievements, dreams, and challenges. How do you tell a...

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How Many B-Schools Should You Apply To?

By - Apr 24, 12:03 PM   Comments [1]

How many schools should you apply to? How do you strike the balance between too many and too few? And how do you know the exact right number for you? It Depends Yep – this question gets one of those frustrating “it depends” answers. It depends on...

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Columbia Business School 2017 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Apr 24, 10:40 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School tweaked last year's questions for this year. The changes in wording are minor, and I discuss below. The most significant change is that CBS is bucking the bschool trend of the last five years and allowing you a little more room to tell your...

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Should You Take the GMAT or the GRE?

By - Apr 21, 14:43 PM   Comments [0]

Most b-schools now accept the GRE (you can see the full list here), which means you can weigh your options and decide whether the GRE or GMAT will increase your chances of acceptance. Here are a few factors to consider when making this decision: For most...

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From Tuck MBA to Stand-Up Comic and Author

By - Apr 21, 14:16 PM   Comments [0]

A funny thing happened on the way to the open mic. Paul Ollinger got a Tuck MBA, had a career in Silicon Valley, grabbed a gig at a little start-up called Facebook, and then wrote a book on MBA admissions. Let’s hear his story. Meet Paul...

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