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MBA Admissions: Does Extracurricular Equal Extra Credit?

By - Sep 4, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

YES! Don’t underestimate the value of non-academic, non-work activities! These activities that you participate in – hobbies, sports, volunteering, etc. – do tons to liven up your otherwise one-dimensional application. Here are some reasons why you should bulk up your extracurricular quotient: 1. Extracurricular activities add life and...

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Mission and Admissions at Yale School of Management [Episode 169]

By - Sep 2, 12:51 PM   Comments [0]

Which MBA program just revealed that over half its alumni network gives back to the school? Yale SOM. That’s more than double most schools’ giving rate. Which MBA program experienced a 6% increase in applications in 2016 on top of a whopping 25% increase in 2015?...

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Yale SOM 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Sep 1, 18:59 PM   Comments [0]

Yale has a brand new question this year. And one that is fairly distinctive among bschools. As you did last year, you need to make the most of that single essay, but you also need to take the time to make every box in the application...

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Columbia 2016-17 Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Sep 1, 14:22 PM   Comments [0]

These essay questions focus mostly on the present and future, so don’t expect to elaborately portray your professional development as a prelude to your goals. Be guided by Columbia adcom’s focus and give them what they ask for, in aggregate: a vivid sense of engagement;...

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A Georgetown McDonough MBA Student with a Passion for Public Policy

By - Sep 1, 07:00 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 Saat Alety.... Accepted: We'd like to get to know you! Where are you from? Where and what did you...

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Stanford Graduate School of Business Class of 2017 Profile

By - Aug 31, 15:32 PM   Comments [0]

Who will be graduating next year from Stanford GSB? Let’s take a look at the class of 2017 (from the Stanford website)… • Applications received: 7,899 • Students matriculated: 407 • Women: 40% • International: 40% • U.S. minorities: 19% • Average GMAT score: 733 • Range of GMAT score: 570-800 • TOEFL:...

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Get Accepted To Wharton Webinar Recording Available!

By - Aug 31, 15:00 PM   Comments [0]

Wharton hopefuls – this one’s for you! Our recent webinar, Get Accepted to Wharton, is now available for viewing on our website. Who is the webinar for? Get Accepted to Wharton is geared towards all Wharton applicants – U.S. applicants, international applicants, reapplicants, young applicants, older applicants…anyone with their...

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Duke Fuqua 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 31, 14:32 PM   Comments [0]

Leadership, teamwork, ethics, and a global approach to business are essential elements of the Duke Fuqua MBA, which is why you’ll need to make sure you express your passion for these ideals in your application essays. Impress the Fuqua adcom by positioning yourself as an innovative leader and...

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3 Steps for Rejected Applicants

By - Aug 28, 08:08 AM   Comments [0]

By now, many of you have received answers from early application efforts – either you got in...or you didn't. If you got in, congrats – you probably feel amazing! However, if you face a fistful or rejections or waitlist notifications, then it's normal and ok...

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CMU Tepper 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 26, 08:56 AM   Comments [0]

CMU Tepper 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines   You know how you’re always reading that “all MBA programs are different” but after you’ve spent weeks and even months reading all of their websites, they can start to seem like they are pretty much the same? Well,...

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