Admission Consultants

Who Thinks Up Those MBA Essay Questions?

By - Jun 26, 11:59 AM   Comments [0]

With so many elite schools either reducing the number of required essays in recent years, or getting really creative with their prompts—anyone remember Berkeley Haas‘s “If you could choose one song that expresses who you are, what is it and why?”—many applicants probably wonder just...

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Why MBA? 7 Overlooked Reasons to Get an MBA

By - Jun 26, 03:00 AM   Comments [0]

Why MBA? Maybe you’re looking to develop some new technical skills that will put you ahead in your career. Or you want to rub elbows with the best and brightest. Or maybe you’re really into eating cheap burritos while pulling all-nighters on case studies. There...

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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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Score Preview Added to GMAT

By - Jun 25, 14:44 PM   Comments [0]

Prospective business students taking the GMAT exam will now be able to preview their unofficial scores before deciding whether to report or cancel them, the Graduate Management Admission Council has announced. The score reporting feature is available to all test takers and will take effect at...

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Adapting Your List of B-Schools as the Season Progresses

By - Jun 25, 08:50 AM   Comments [0]

“Adapting Your List of B-Schools as the Season Progresses” is excerpted from the Accepted.com special report, Best MBA Programs: A Guide to Selecting the Right One. To download the entire free special report, click here. As I noted earlier, your initial school list isn’t set...

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Columbia Business School Hosts AIGAC!

By - Jun 25, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

On May 30, Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) conference attendees had the privilege and pleasure of learning firsthand from Columbia Business School admissions officials, professors, students, and administrators about latest developments at CBS. One big takeaway for me – CBS admissions has become friendlier,...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler 2014-2015 Essay Topics

By - Jun 24, 10:46 AM   Comments [0]

The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has announced the two required essays and two optional essay questions for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions cycle. Essay One (Required) Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how: your professional experience has shaped these goals; why...

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Tuesday Tips: Columbia Business School MBA Essay Tips

By - Jun 24, 10:44 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia’s updated essay questions are consistent with last year, with a new video about Columbia and New York City as a defining feature. As usual, Columbia is highly concerned about fit and your knowledge of the program. Before you get started with this set of...

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MBA Grads Still Need to Master Social Media

By - Jun 24, 10:32 AM   Comments [0]

While we all know social media use has exploded over the past decade, some MBA graduates are still operating like its 1999 when it comes to maximizing its benefits from a professional standpoint. In BusinessWeek’s latest article on working social media at the beginning of your...

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Boost Your Candidacy with a Pre-MBA Prep Plan

By - Jun 24, 10:06 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re thinking seriously about attending business school in a few years, I have great news for you. Three years is ample time to do several things that will strengthen your MBA application and make you a much more desirable candidate at the top-ranked schools. In...

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