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First Impressions: Insights from First Year MBA Students After The First Two Weeks

By - Oct 10, 14:50 PM   Comments [0]

As an MBA applicant, you have probably visited your target schools, spoken with alumni and maybe even spoken with current students to assess the culture and fit of the school with your goals. As we tell all of our clients, the more you know about...

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How Important is a Campus Visit in MBA Admissions?

By - Oct 10, 10:07 AM   Comments [0]

You might have experienced a moment of panic as you began to work on your MBA applications for Round 2. It may have occurred after you took note of the January deadlines. And it could have gone something like this: “Wait a second—I won’t have...

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4 Ways to Display Teamwork in Application Essays

By - Oct 9, 10:48 AM   Comments [0]

Teamwork, and its close cousin, leadership, are highly prized by graduate programs and universities. Haven’t worked in teams on any regular basis? Don’t worry! There are more ways than you may realize to prove your chops in this area. Consider the following 4 options: 1. Remember: No...

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10 Common MBA Application Mistakes of Finance Professionals-Part 1

By - Oct 7, 06:43 AM   Comments [0]

Surprised to hear that MBA applicants from finance make up the largest percentage of the incoming classes at many of the top business schools? I didn’t think so. Several firms require the MBA for top-level positions, and finance industries feed heavily into the most competitive...

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Stanford Launches Fellowship for Those Working in Midwest After Graduation

By - Oct 7, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

EXPARTUS MBA Admissions There are plenty of reasons you might move to the Midwest. Maybe you’re drawn by the lower cost of living. Maybe you just like Chicago. Or maybe you want Stanford to pay for your MBA. Stanford Graduate School of Business has announced its...

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If you’re an international candidate to US MBA programs, read this before finalizing your post-MBA career goals!

By - Oct 6, 16:53 PM   Comments [0]

As an international applicant to a top US MBA program, you’re surely aware of the special challenges you may face once admitted, particularly in applying for a visa and securing housing. However, one thing you may not have considered is how your non-US citizenship impacts...

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Ask the AdCom: Where Can I Find Some Peace and Quiet?

By - Oct 6, 12:33 PM   Comments [0]

Hey everybody! We’re back with another installment of “Ask the AdCom,” where we share a wide range of tips and advice from admissions team members from a dozen top business schools. Since AdCom members are human, too, we know our readers will enjoy seeing  a different side of what makes...

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Writing a Lead That Pops

By - Oct 6, 10:42 AM   Comments [0]

How many times have you wandered through a bookstore, opening up a book to read the first few lines only to quickly close it again? How often have you read one of those free samples on your Kindle, only to decide after a paragraph that...

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Do Business School Acceptance Rates Really Matter?

By - Oct 6, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

EXPARTUS MBA Admissions Here’s a fun experiment to try: visit (make sure you’re logged out of your Google account, first) and search for “Harvard Business School”. Search for “Stanford Business School”. Search for “Wharton MBA”. Notice something? “[School name] acceptance rate” comes up in...

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The Goals Essay: Writing Nitty-Gritty

By - Oct 5, 11:24 AM   Comments [0]

Short- and long-term goals Before you start drafting your MBA goals essays, work out three levels of goals: short-term, intermediate, and long-term. It helps to have this whole picture in your mind regardless of where you’ll “zoom in” for a particular essay. Short-term is immediately post...

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