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What Does Harvard Business School Want?

By - Feb 16, 16:31 PM   Comments [0]

Wondering what applicants who were accepted to Harvard Business School have in common? For more resources to help you get into HBS, check out: • Harvard Business School 2014 MBA Essay Questions & Tips • HBS Post-Interview Reflections, a video • The Accepted Guide to Getting into Harvard Business...

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MBA Admissions According to an Expert

By - Feb 13, 14:57 PM   Comments [0]

Who better to offer MBA admissions advice than an actual former MBA admissions director? Natalie Grinblatt Epstein has held positions of Director of MBA Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Michigan Ross and Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the Johnson School of Cornell University....

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Round 1 Timeline for MBA Applicants [INFOGRAPHIC]

By - Feb 12, 14:45 PM   Comments [0]

For those of you wisely starting early to think about 2015 applications, we’ve prepared a downloadable timeline based on the advice in my book, MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools. You can easily print out this PDF and...

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Take Command of Your MBA Interviews!

By - Feb 12, 14:41 PM   Comments [0]

Acing an MBA interview is no easy feat! You need to simultaneously: • exude confidence without boasting; • find the balance between being too terse and talking your interviewer’s ear off; • stay positive even when a curveball is thrown at you; and • be honest and quick thinking...

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INSEAD 2014- 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines – Take Two

By - Feb 12, 14:34 PM   Comments [0]

Not long ago, in the tips post for INSEAD, I wrote that INSEAD was “bucking the trend” of fewer and shorter essays. Well, scratch that. Mid-application-cycle, INSEAD has decided to hew to the trend and changed its essays starting now. The result is a shorter,...

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Gaining Poise and Confidence for Group Interviews

By - Feb 11, 15:50 PM   Comments [0]

Acing a team based discussion/interview isn’t easy, but with the right prep, you’ll be able to clearly show the adcom that you are an intelligent candidate who knows how to contribute to group discussions with confidence and poise. Use the free resources listed below to...

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Does “Holistic” Review in MBA Admissions have Holes?

By - Feb 11, 15:44 PM   Comments [0]

A client recently asked me the following questions: In several articles, I have read about the holistic approach of admission directors to evaluate applications. I want to know how much weight they put on different aspects of application during evaluation? If the approach is so...

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Hugo: A Pharmacist from Spain Applying to Top U.S. B-Schools

By - Feb 10, 14:01 PM   Comments [0]

We’d like to introduce you to Hugo, a pharmacist from Spain who will be applying to top MBA programs in the U.S. in the fall of 2014. Read our interview with Hugo below, as well as his blog, Under Prescription: MBA & Pharmacy, to learn...

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Free Webinar Recording: Round 3 vs. Next Year

By - Feb 9, 13:20 PM   Comments [0]

Now’s your chance to catch up on valuable information you may have missed during last month’s webinar, Round 3 vs. Next Year: The MBA Admissions Debate. MBA applicants torn with the big R3 or next year dilemma – you won’t want to miss this! View Round...

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6 Steps to Follow After You Receive Your MBA Interview Invite

By - Feb 9, 13:16 PM   Comments [0]

Congratulations! You have made it through one colossal hurdle. Follow these 6 steps to best prepare for the next stage in the MBA admissions process: 1. Relax! Take a deep breath. Regardless of which category you fall into, you need to relax. Anxiety will not help...

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