Should I Reapply To B-School? And To Which Programs?

By - May 18, 05:35 AM   Comments [0]

This time of year, we gets lots of  reapplication queries. Should I reapply? To which programs should I reapply? Let me give you a few tips on successful MBA reapplication: 1. Coldly and objectively analyze your profile. Do you have competitive qualifications for the schools you applied...

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Harvard MBA Essay Question: Now Required and New

By - May 18, 05:27 AM   Comments [0]

And the Harvard MBA essay question is... It's the first day of class at HBS. You are in Aldrich Hall meeting your "section." This is the group of 90 classmates who will become your close companions in the first-year MBA classroom. Our signature case method participant-based...

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5 Mistakes To Avoid In A Cover Letter

By - May 18, 04:09 AM   Comments [0]

You only have one chance to make a first impression. If the first impression you need to make is through a cover letter to a prospective employer, school admissions office, or internship sponsor, make sure it shines a light on your qualifications and displays your...

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Harvard’s Sept. 9 Round 1 Deadline! That’s A Month Earlier Than…

By - May 15, 10:29 AM   Comments [0]

From Dr. Shel (Shelly Watts), President of MBA, email: As always, Harvard Business School has created buzz – this time, not only because of its new essay question (see here: but also because of its Round 1 deadline of September 9, 2015, which...

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Harvard’s 2015-2016 Recommendation Questions Have Been Released

By - May 15, 08:07 AM   Comments [0]

From Dr. Shel (Shelly Watts), President of MBA, email: Harvard's 2015-2016 Recommendation Questions Have Been Released The recommendation questions for Harvard Business School’s MBA application have not changed for 2015-2016. They remain the two questions used in last year’s application. They are also...

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Harvard’s New Essay Topic and Rec Questions Have Been Released!

By - May 15, 07:26 AM   Comments [0]

From Dr. Shel (Shelly Watts),, email: Harvard's New Essay Topic and Recommendation Questions Have Been Released! Each year, candidates await anxiously the new Harvard MBA admission topic(s). Harvard Business School just posted its new essay - and indeed, it is a new topic! ...

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Stanford GSB 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - May 15, 00:56 AM   Comments [0]

There is very little change between last year's and this year's Stanford GSB MBA essay questions.  One minor change to note: You get an entire 50 extra words for your two essays. Last year the total word count was 1100 words. This year the maximum length...

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MBA Maze: Application Timing

By - May 12, 23:35 PM   Comments [0]

"Application Timing" is the first post in our series, Navigate the MBA Maze. Should you apply Round 1, Round 2, or Round 3? Do not try to win the admissions game through timing. Quality—not timing—trumps all. Submit your application when it is at its best. When in doubt,...

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Applying To Business School Next Year?

By - May 12, 23:34 PM   Comments [0]

Then you’ll want to check out the recording of our recent webinar, Get Accepted in 2016: 7 Steps to a Strong MBA Application. In the webinar, Linda Abraham paves the way to acceptance to b-school by exploring the things you can do NOW to increase your...

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MBA Admissions A-Z: E Is For Essay

By - May 11, 02:18 AM   Comments [0]

4 Common MBA Application Essay Mistakes Here we are going to focus on 4 critical MBA admission essay mistakes. Make sure that your essays DON’T include any of these: 1. Buzzwords Try this on for size: “I plan on penetrating the B2C e-commerce bubble by starting my own...

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