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The ROI of an MBA – What’s an MBA worth?

By - Aug 13, 09:34 AM   Comments [1]

A lot of you thinking about your MBA are probably pressing pause at the cost. Yeah – we get it. It’s expensiveeee! But there’s a reason it’s still the #1 degree for people looking at a masters. With a variety of formats to fit your...

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MBA Rankings And How They Work

By - Jul 17, 14:13 PM   Comments [0]

MBA rankings are a great way to identify potential programs and determine how they align with your goals! But, at the end of the day, rankings are just a part of the puzzle. There are a lot of programs out there and they’re all amazing...

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How to Have Great Interviews with MBA Alumni and Students

By - Jul 9, 08:52 AM   Comments [0]

As we head into July, now’s the perfect time to get interviews with MBA alumni and current students on the books. Why? Because they’re one of the best possible ways to research a school you’re interested in! There is nothing more important in the MBA...

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Using Anecdotes to Write Memorable MBA Essays

By - Jun 25, 16:36 PM   Comments [0]

Why does it matter if you write memorable MBA essays? Because the average top tier business school can read up to 40,000 essays in any given application season. THAT’S ALMOST 400 POUNDS OF ESSAYS. That’s as much as a TIGER. They read a TIGER’S worth of...

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So Many Choices! What to Consider When Choosing MBA Programs

By - Jun 23, 12:02 PM   Comments [0]

Finding MBA programs and shortlisting programs is as much art as it is science. But there are some things you should always keep in mind when doing research! Applying to business school is a big investment. Aside from buying a house, it’s probably the biggest one...

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Adding Color to the Canvas – How to add a little “you” to your applications!

By - Jun 22, 11:58 AM   Comments [0]

To your mom and dad, you will always be special. One of a kind! To an admissions committee, however? Oh, well in that case you’re one in 9,000. At a high level, just another consultant or investment banker or IT professional. They don’t know you...

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Tips for Deciding on which MBA Admissions Round to Apply to

By - Jun 21, 11:53 AM   Comments [0]

Slowly but surely, the posts are starting to show up on forums. They come with a variety of titles ranging from “When should I take the GMAT” and “How long do I have?” to “Is X months long enough?” but they usually center around one...

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Pounding the Table (and keyboard!) – Selecting & Managing Recommenders

By - Jun 20, 11:50 AM   Comments [0]

Almost all of the recommendations that schools receive are “good”. Probably the vast, vast majority are nice letters with flowing adjectives and general support that would make the average candidate think they’ve got their golden ticket into the program. The fact of the matter is,...

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Ready, Set, Strategize! The nuts & bolts of planning your application season!

By - Jun 19, 11:45 AM   Comments [1]

With applications for the MBA classes of 2017 coming out shortly, now is the perfect time to start developing your application strategy! The process is challenging and, unfortunately, schools haven’t made it any easier. A well articulated plan is not a “nice-to-have”, but rather a...

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