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UCLA 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Sep 19, 16:08 PM   Comments [0]

The advice that UCLA Anderson provides below is excellent, not just for Anderson’s essays, but for most MBA essays. Read it carefully.  My tips are in blue below. Your essays are the primary way for you to share your perspectives and plans with the admissions committee. The best...

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An HBS Grad Shares His Start-Up Experience

By - Sep 16, 14:45 PM   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 HBS grad, Phil Strazulla. Accepted: Thanks for the interview, Phil! Where are you from? Where did you attend...

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UGH! THOSE @!#$* WORD LIMITS!!!

By - Sep 16, 14:38 PM   Comments [0]

Now, now. Don’t get angry. Deal. First and foremost, focus. And use writing techniques that convey your message and stay within the word limits. What writing techniques are those? Glad you asked! 1.  Minimize use of the passive voice. • Passive: Experience A has been complemented by experience...

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9 Secrets to Standing Out in Your MBA Application

By - Sep 15, 15:09 PM   Comments [0]

The MBA application process requires work and introspection – you need to think about your goals and how going to b-school will help you achieve them, and you need to think about how your unique talents will contribute to your target program. The adcom wants...

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Prodigy Launches New $20k Scholarship for Student Borrowers

By - Sep 14, 15:23 PM   Comments [0]

  Prodigy Finance shared some exciting news with us, and we now want to share it with you. The community funding platform is launching a scholarship program where five of their student borrowers will receive a $20,000 scholarship. To be eligible, students need to secure a loan...

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The MBA Menu at Columbia Business School [Episode 171]

By - Sep 14, 15:14 PM   Comments [0]

There’s something for everyone at Columbia Business School. Today’s AST podcast is a first: an in-person interview! Our guest is Emily French Thomas, Director of Admissions at Columbia Business School, and we’ll be talking about the menu of programs available at CBS. Welcome, Emily! What is the...

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Why Write a Series About MBA Goals?

By - Sep 13, 16:24 PM   Comments [0]

A few years ago, in the good old days when Wharton still offered feedback to rejected applicants, I talked with a potential client who happened to be reapplying to Wharton. I asked him whether he’d obtained feedback on his application, and he said yes. Well? “Actually...

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5 Pointers for Projecting Professionalism in Your Statement of Purpose

By - Sep 13, 16:16 PM   Comments [0]

In my previous post, I discussed the importance of maintaining an appropriate tone in your admissions essay, and provided tips for checking your tone, specifically for finding a confident tone and avoiding arrogance. Once again, “tone” refers to a writer’s attitude toward their subject (and their...

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This Week’s MBA Essay Editing Webinar Details

By - Sep 12, 15:46 PM   Comments [0]

This is your last reminder! 3 Hacks to Transform Your MBA Application will air live on Wednesday the 31st at 10am PT/1pm ET. If you haven’t registered yet, make sure that you do so NOW or you’ll miss the boat on this important webinar that will...

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Tone Up Your Writing: Confidence vs Arrogance

By - Sep 12, 15:41 PM   Comments [0]

“Tone” is often one of the aspects of writing that applicants find most difficult to pin down. And yet, when you’re writing, it is also one of the most important to control so that you maintain an appropriate tone for your purpose. One way to think...

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