MBA Admissions A-Z: E is for Essay

By - Feb 20, 07:41 AM   Comments [0]

Next up in our MBA Admissions A-Z series is E for Essay, a topic on which we could very easily write an entire book. (Hey – we DID write an entire book. Scroll down for details.) Here we are going to focus on 4 critical MBA...

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Personal Statement Fatal Flaw #1: Lack of Substance

By - Feb 19, 14:36 PM   Comments [0]

Writing about nothing tends to bore, like a trite sitcom or movie with no plot. They lack substance and so will your essay if it isn’t based on: • Substantive self-reflection. • Use of specifics, examples, and anecdotes. • Willingness to reveal your thought processes and feelings. So start...

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How to Prep for Your MBA Interviews

By - Feb 18, 15:35 PM   Comments [0]

If you have an MBA interview coming up, check out Linda's video, MBA Interviews - Preparing for Behavioral and General Questions: If you have any questions, just leave us a question in the comment box below. Go ahead and rock those interviews! ~ Helping You Write...

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Do Your Part to Improve MBA Admissions – Win $500!

By - Feb 18, 15:29 PM   Comments [0]

AIGAC, the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants, is conducting a survey and would like YOUR participation! This is your chance to share your opinions of the MBA admissions experience with top MBA admissions committees. In May, AIGAC will hold its annual conference in New York...

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Thou Shalt Not Forget Thursday’s Webinar!

By - Feb 18, 15:20 PM   Comments [0]

Spaces for Thurday’s webinar, The 10 Commandments of MBA Interviews, are filling up! The webinar will take place Thursday (Feb. 20th) at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET. Learn how to ace your MBA interview – sign up for The 10 Commandments of MBA Interviews...

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Goal Setting as an Entrepreneur

By - Feb 17, 13:26 PM   Comments [0]

I always ask my clients to state their long and short-term goals for me on our first meeting. Eighty percent of the time I hear the response, “I want to be an entrepreneur.” So I begin to peel away at the onion. • What problem is...

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Tackling the GMAT: A B-School Applicant’s Tireless Journey

By - Feb 17, 13:18 PM   Comments [2]

We’d like to introduce you to Sarah, an Irish b-school applicant (now living in London) applying to top b-schools in the U.S. and Europe. Sarah offers loads of advice on taking the GMAT, analyzing one’s b-school profile, and dealing with dyslexia here in our interview...

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When to Give Up Your Acceptance in Hopes for “Greener” Pastures

By - Feb 16, 16:42 PM   Comments [0]

Scenario: You get accepted to an excellent MBA program. You’re happy…but…you can’t help thinking that maybe you could’ve done “better.” Should you turn down your acceptance (whether it’s an early decision acceptance or regular) in hopes that the school that waitlisted you ends up accepting...

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Should You Take the GMAT or GRE?

By - Feb 16, 16:34 PM   Comments [0]

Many b-schools now accept the GRE (including Stanford, HBS, Wharton, Booth, and MIT Sloan, among others), so MBA applicants will need to decide whether the GMAT or GRE will better increase their chances of acceptance. Here are some factors you should consider when making this...

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What Does Harvard Business School Want?

By - Feb 16, 16:31 PM   Comments [0]

Wondering what applicants who were accepted to Harvard Business School have in common? For more resources to help you get into HBS, check out: • Harvard Business School 2014 MBA Essay Questions & Tips • HBS Post-Interview Reflections, a video • The Accepted Guide to Getting into Harvard Business...

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