Applications

What is an Accomplishment?

By - Jan 16, 11:46 AM   Comments [0]

Accomplishments constitute the bread and butter of personal statements and application essays. That may sound straightforward, however, a fascinating brainstorming session of Accepted admissions consultants reveals that applicants don’t always know what an accomplishment is. What goes into this application staple? And how can you analyze your own...

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4 Tips for Writing about Last Minute Extracurricular Activities

By - Jan 15, 10:06 AM   Comments [0]

You want to write about all your fantastic non-school and non-work endeavors so that you really stand out from your competition, but when you start to think about it…you draw a blank. There must be SOMETHING you can show for how you use your free time,...

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5-Step Checklist Before Submitting Your Applications

By - Jan 12, 11:36 AM   Comments [0]

Whether you're applying to b-school, law school, med school, grad school, or college, this checklist will be the same. Don't hit that "submit" button until you've completed the following 5 steps: 1.  You’ve made sure that your application presents a holistic, multi-dimensional picture of you. Each section of your application should not just present you as a strong candidate on its own,...

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Top Graduate School Admissions Directors Share the Inside Scoop

By - Jan 12, 10:55 AM   Comments [0]

Applying to graduate school and overwhelmed by your options? Don't know how to find the right program for you? Or have you already found your dream program, and need guidance for applying successfully? For the past few years, Linda Abraham has been interviewing the director of admissions at top graduate...

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Walk Me Through Your Resume [MBA Interview Questions Series]

By - Jan 11, 11:51 AM   Comments [0]

This blog post is the first in a series of articles analyzing some of the most popular MBA interview questions and how to best respond to them. In this post, we'll address "Walk Me Through Your Resume": Reason for asking the question: 1. This question (or some version...

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Why HBS Is Not for Everyone

By - Jan 9, 14:22 PM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School (HBS) offers an excellent MBA program—this is largely a given, and we are not questioning that. However, what we will call into question is whether HBS (or any other school, for that matter) is right for you. Every year, we at mbaMission get a few calls...

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4 Ways to Show How You’ll Contribute in the Future

By - Jan 9, 11:53 AM   Comments [0]

Schools are looking for applicants who can show that they have strong leadership qualities and experiences, and demonstrate that they will actively contribute to their student/alumni communities, not to mention to the greater community and society. Yet grandiose, declarative statements and promises to be a superlative...

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You Can Do It: Reject Rejection!

By - Jan 8, 01:05 AM   Comments [0]

For some, the new year is a time for hearing good admissions news; but for others, 2017 may be off to a grim start. If you’ve received a rejection letter from your target school (or – sigh – from all your target schools), then you...

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An Open Letter to 2018 MBA Applicants

By - Jan 5, 00:04 AM   Comments [0]

To: All 2018 MBA Applicants From: Linda Abraham It’s time for my annual memo/harangue/plea/rant. If you are planning to apply Round 1 in the fall, but have not yet thought about why you want an MBA, taken the GMAT/GRE, researched schools, or evaluated your qualifications, please please please...

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Last Minute Tips for Round 2 MBA Applicants

By - Jan 3, 13:37 PM   Comments [0]

As we welcome the year 2017 with hope, optimism, dreams, and new resolutions, we also know that it’s almost time to submit Round 2 applications.  (Ross and CMU applications have already been submitted) With that in mind,  myEssayReview would like to share some helpful blog posts on...

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