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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Access MBA Tour

By - Feb 14, 06:31 AM   Comments [0]

The Access MBA Tour, coming soon to North America, has a unique and customized event format the helps you select the right MBA program. One-to-One meetings with Admissions Directors Personalized MBA orientation Interactive MBA conferences GMAT advising Scholarship opportunities One-to-One MBA Events in North America  New York City: Thursday, March, 10th 4 p.m. –...

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MBA Admissions According to an Expert

By - Feb 13, 14:57 PM   Comments [0]

Who better to offer MBA admissions advice than an actual former MBA admissions director? Natalie Grinblatt Epstein has held positions of Director of MBA Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Michigan Ross and Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the Johnson School of Cornell University....

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Round 1 Timeline for MBA Applicants [INFOGRAPHIC]

By - Feb 12, 14:45 PM   Comments [0]

For those of you wisely starting early to think about 2015 applications, we’ve prepared a downloadable timeline based on the advice in my book, MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools. You can easily print out this PDF and...

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Take Command of Your MBA Interviews!

By - Feb 12, 14:41 PM   Comments [0]

Acing an MBA interview is no easy feat! You need to simultaneously: • exude confidence without boasting; • find the balance between being too terse and talking your interviewer’s ear off; • stay positive even when a curveball is thrown at you; and • be honest and quick thinking...

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INSEAD 2014- 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines – Take Two

By - Feb 12, 14:34 PM   Comments [0]

Not long ago, in the tips post for INSEAD, I wrote that INSEAD was “bucking the trend” of fewer and shorter essays. Well, scratch that. Mid-application-cycle, INSEAD has decided to hew to the trend and changed its essays starting now. The result is a shorter,...

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HBS Alumni Break Record in 2013 with $22M in Donations

By - Feb 12, 12:24 PM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School‘s recently released annual report notes, among other achievements, that the school received a record-breaking $22 million in unrestricted current use gifts from former students in 2013. This unrestricted funding was crucial in allowing the school to expand entrepreneurship programs at the Harvard i-Lab...

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Gaining Poise and Confidence for Group Interviews

By - Feb 11, 15:50 PM   Comments [0]

Acing a team based discussion/interview isn’t easy, but with the right prep, you’ll be able to clearly show the adcom that you are an intelligent candidate who knows how to contribute to group discussions with confidence and poise. Use the free resources listed below to...

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Does “Holistic” Review in MBA Admissions have Holes?

By - Feb 11, 15:44 PM   Comments [0]

A client recently asked me the following questions: In several articles, I have read about the holistic approach of admission directors to evaluate applications. I want to know how much weight they put on different aspects of application during evaluation? If the approach is so...

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$10M Gift Funds New Social Impact Center at Georgetown

By - Feb 11, 11:16 AM   Comments [0]

A $10 million gift from philanthropists Alberto and Olga Maria Beeck will fund the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University, the school announced yesterday. The center will foster innovation among students who want to build skills and organizations to solve society’s...

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