Applications

Does Grade Inflation Create Winners?

By - Aug 5, 14:05 PM   Comments [0]

A recent Inside Higher Ed article, “Questionable Admissions,” reveals research that indicates that graduate schools prefer students with higher grades from an institution where everyone earns high grades over applicants with lower grades from an institution that’s cracked down on grade inflation and judges student...

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MBA Applicant Blogger Interview with Bschoolgirl

By - Aug 5, 13:57 PM   Comments [0]

We’d like to introduce you to Bschoolgirl, an anonymous blogger at Girl Meets B-School who will be starting her first year at USC Marshall this fall. A self-proclaimed non-traditional applicant, Bschoolgirl made it into one of her top picks, and shares lots of good advice...

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5 Application “Red Flags” to Avoid

By - Aug 5, 05:59 AM   Comments [0]

Today’s post comes from Manhattan Review Spain, a well-known provider of test prep and MBA Admissions Consulting in Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, and Valencia for Top Business Schools. If you’re applying to the country’s top business schools, you need to do your best to give reviewers no...

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Tips for Video MBA Essay Questions

By - Aug 4, 12:58 PM   Comments [0]

Rotman led the charge least year with a video essay question. This year Yale and Kellogg (so far) have decided to try it out. I saw a rumor that INSEAD is also considering the format. Worried about being literally on stage? Here are my tips if...

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What Should I Write About? Making a Difference

By - Aug 4, 12:49 PM   Comments [0]

In my non-admissions life, I once went to a lecture given by a biographer whose work I admire. In the course of his talk he mentioned that while writing about genius has merit, writing about typical folks and their extraordinary achievements is more valuable. The...

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First Drafts of Personal Statements: Let Yourself Go

By - Aug 4, 12:39 PM   Comments [0]

First drafts. These are probably the hardest part of the whole process for would-be applicants. There’s a sense of overwhelmedness, of trying to capture so much of your experience onto a single page. I’ve read hundreds of first drafts over the years. To be honest, most...

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How to Optimise a LinkedIn Profile in Anticipation of a Job Search

By - Jul 31, 15:06 PM   Comments [0]

LinkedIn, although one of the oldest social networking sites, is probably the most important when it comes to looking and applying for jobs. Your profile on LinkedIn is your chance to really sell yourself on the professional market and get the best opportunities available to...

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How Not to Fail the Failure Question

By - Jul 31, 10:34 AM   Comments [0]

Ross asks you to write about a time when you were “frustrated or disappointed.” IMD asks you to “comment on a situation where your leadership skills proved to be inadequate and what you learned.” Haas asks, “Describe a time in the last three years when...

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Yale School of Management MBA Essay Tips

By - Jul 31, 05:06 AM   Comments [0]

Yale is an Ivy League university with expertise across fields. The school now investing heavily in continuing to improve the business education at Yale School of Management. A new campus is slated for January 2014, Yale continues to hire top talent in the administrative departments...

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Harvard Business School Publishes Interesting Data about Classes of 2013-2015

By - Jul 30, 12:41 PM   Comments [0]

The following chart, or “histogram,” was just posted on the HBS admissions director blog. It shows the number of years since graduating undergrad for the classes of 2013-2015. A few key points: 1. Experience levels have been fairly stable. 2. One change: The number (73) of members of...

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