6 Tips for Getting Started on Your Application Essays

By - Aug 8, 11:45 AM   Comments [0]

Sometimes the hardest part of writing a personal statement or application essay for college or grad school is finding the discipline to sit down and focus. Often, once you accomplish that, the ideas begin to form and the words begin to flow. The following 6...

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When the MBA Optional Essay is No Longer Optional

By - Aug 8, 10:40 AM   Comments [0]

You’ve already written the required essays that most business schools ask for – do you really need to write the optional essay? If you’re a strong applicant who doesn’t need to explain weaknesses, low stats, or application inconsistencies, then you may be able to skip the...

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Global Opportunities: The “Wharton Difference” and Fit with The Program

By - Aug 7, 10:24 AM   Comments [0]

Today, everyone working anywhere can directly or indirectly identify a global dimension to their work. My previous posts on defining your fit with Wharton addressed three of the four components of “The Wharton Difference” (Largest Global Network, Culture of Engagement, and Innovative Leadership Learning). Here...

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Seats Running Out at Our Wharton Webinar…

By - Aug 7, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

If you are applying to Wharton – then you’ll want to tune in next week August 10th for our webinar, Get Accepted Wharton. Access winning tips that put you ahead of your competition including the 4 key strategies you need to get accepted and advice for...

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How Do You Deal with Criticism? MBA Admissions Committees Want to Know

By - Aug 7, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

Many MBA essays ask you to write about a time you were given criticism and how you dealt with it. This may not be the kind of question you wished they had asked, but it is one that provides an excellent opportunity to show the...

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Georgetown McDonough 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 3, 15:38 PM   Comments [0]

Two major changes to Georgetown McDonough's application this year 1. A new essay prompt: A little more focus and 250 words shorter than last year's question. 2. A one-minute video. I recently interviewed Georgetown McDonough's Dean of Admissions, Shari Hubert for our Admission Straight Talk podcast. While the...

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Innovative Leadership Learning: The “Wharton Difference” and Fit with The Program

By - Aug 3, 15:29 PM   Comments [0]

My previous post on defining your fit with Wharton addressed two of the four components of “The Wharton Difference” (Largest Global Network and Culture of Engagement). Here I’ll look at the third component: Innovative Leadership Learning. On the Wharton website, the short paragraph introducing this component...

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Introducing Our Newest Accepted Consultant…Philippe Barr

By - Aug 3, 15:22 PM   Comments [0]

We are excited to introduce you to Dr. Philippe Barr, our new MBA and graduate school admissions consultant! Philippe has worked for over ten years in higher education, serving as Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at UNC Chapel Hill and as Assistant Director...

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The “Wharton Difference” and Fit with The Program

By - Aug 2, 13:14 PM   Comments [0]

The Wharton MBA adcom itself offers you some help in shaping your Wharton application – by clearly and succinctly defining the four core components of “the Wharton difference.” Understanding these components is a key to conveying your fit with the program. These four components are encompassed...

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Introducing the Common Letter of Recommendation

By - Aug 2, 11:36 AM   Comments [0]

In an effort to streamline and simplify the letter of recommendation writing process, a few top business schools with the cooperation of GMAC have released the new Common Letter of Recommendation. This is an initiative, according to the GMAC website, to “help reduce the burden...

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