Can You Get Into B-School With Low Stats?

By - May 20, 13:06 PM   Comments [0]

Yes! Not everyone who goes to Harvard scores a perfect 800 and has a GPA of 4.0 (in fact, very few actually hit those perfect scores). If you’re stats are less than ideal, that doesn’t (always) mean that you need to cross your top schools...

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The Applicants That Stand Out At Columbia Business School

By - May 19, 14:04 PM   Comments [0]

My observation as a former insider at CBS is that Columbia is looking to build a diverse class of high-achieving world citizens who’ve got a bit of grit. World Citizen  What do I mean by a world citizen? For a small fraction, it means applicants who are internationally...

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Indian School Of Business 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - May 19, 13:58 PM   Comments [0]

The Indian School of Business is an excellent program for those interested in advancing to management roles in a broad spectrum of industries and those seeking positions in the consulting industry (20% of graduates earn consulting placements) and technology field (28% of graduates choose this...

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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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