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How to Know When You’re Ready for GRE Test Day

By - Sep 27, 15:12 PM   Comments [0]

The whole point of GRE prep is, of course, to be ready for GRE test day. But how do you know when you’re ready? How do you know when you’ve had enough prep? Many people who take the GRE before they’re truly ready have the wrong...

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Write an MBA Goals Essays that Turns the Adcom into Your Cheerleaders!

By - Sep 27, 15:06 PM   Comments [0]

By following the advice in the previous post you can create goals that are clear, credible, and convincing, but they won’t necessarily be exciting. They won’t make the adcom reader think as she reads, “Wow, it would be great if he could do that!” And...

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Two-Year MBA Programs Report Drop in Application Volume

By - Sep 27, 14:57 PM   Comments [0]

GMAC (Graduate Management Admissions Council) has released its 2016 Application Trends Survey. This is the 17th survey since 2000 and includes analysis of information submitted by 872 graduate management programs. These programs represent 335 business schools and faculties in 49 countries worldwide, including 42 U.S....

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From the Mouths of MBA Adcom Members

By - Sep 26, 16:07 PM   Comments [0]

Looking for the best possible admissions advice? How about admissions advice from the admission committee members themselves? Linda Abraham, founder of Accepted and host of the Admissions Straight Talk podcast has a collection of highly enlightening interviews with directors of admissions and adcom members of top business...

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Sports, Media, and an MBA: NYU Stern Student Shares His Story

By - Sep 23, 15:16 PM   Comments [0]

This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. And now for a chat with a second year MBA student at NYU Stern, Danny Breslauer. Accepted: We'd like to get to know...

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Prep for B-School: A 4-Year Guide for College Students & Recent Grads

By - Sep 21, 14:23 PM   Comments [0]

Looking for the secret to making your MBA admissions experience go as smoothly as possible? The BEST thing you can do to make sure your MBA application efforts pay off is to give yourself the gift of TIME. By planning ahead, you’ll be able to designate...

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What Adcoms and Admissions Consultants Share

By - Sep 20, 14:24 PM   Comments [0]

While going through security at the airport recently, I had a TSA agent examining my ID suddenly... said, “I know you. You’re Linda Abraham from Accepted!” Surprised, I replied, “You’re right. How did you know?” Accepted is not on my ID. “I’ve attended your webinars.” Why should I...

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UCLA 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Sep 19, 16:08 PM   Comments [0]

The advice that UCLA Anderson provides below is excellent, not just for Anderson’s essays, but for most MBA essays. Read it carefully.  My tips are in blue below. Your essays are the primary way for you to share your perspectives and plans with the admissions committee. The best...

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An HBS Grad Shares His Start-Up Experience

By - Sep 16, 14:45 PM   Comments [0]

This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. And now for a chat with HBS grad, Phil Strazulla. Accepted: Thanks for the interview, Phil! Where are you from? Where did you attend...

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UGH! THOSE @!#$* WORD LIMITS!!!

By - Sep 16, 14:38 PM   Comments [0]

Now, now. Don’t get angry. Deal. First and foremost, focus. And use writing techniques that convey your message and stay within the word limits. What writing techniques are those? Glad you asked! 1.  Minimize use of the passive voice. • Passive: Experience A has been complemented by experience...

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