Ask the AdCom: What’s Your Favorite Restaurant Near Campus?

By - Sep 29, 07:55 AM   Comments [0]

Hey everybody! We’re back with another installment of “Ask the AdCom,” where we share a wide range of tips and advice from admissions team members from a dozen top business schools. Since AdCom members are human, too, we know our readers will enjoy seeing  a different side of what makes...

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Takeaways From P&Q’s Interview With HBS’s New Admissions Director

By - Sep 29, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

EXPARTUS MBA Admissions In his first year on the job, Harvard Business School‘s new Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid is well into admissions season. The Round 1 application deadline has come and gone, and Chad Losee’s team is busy starting to piece together...

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Exploring the Haas MBA: An Interview with Peter Johnson [Episode 173]

By - Sep 28, 14:43 PM   Comments [0]

Our guest today is Peter Johnson, Assistant Dean of the Full-Time MBA Program and Admissions at Haas School of Management. He has been on the admissions team almost continually at Haas since 2004, becoming the director in 2006 and the Assistant Dean of Admissions in...

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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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MBA Admissions Interview: HBS vs Stanford GSB vs Wharton

By - Sep 27, 09:10 AM   Comments [0]

EXPARTUS MBA Admissions With many of the Round 1 deadlines behind us, you are probably gearing up for the MBA interviews. We have put together an infographic that focuses on key things to keep in mind when interviewing at Stanford, Wharton and Harvard. We hope...

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Pros, Cons for MBA Applicants of the Single-Essay Trend

By - Sep 27, 08:14 AM   Comments [0]

A decade ago, business school applications commonly included up to six essay questions for applicants to fret and labor over. For at least the past three application seasons, however, many top-ranked MBA programs have abbreviated their required essays. Several now ask candidates to answer just...

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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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You’re Not Perfect…That’s Why You Need an MBA

By - Sep 26, 07:55 AM   Comments [0]

There’s a lot to think about when you’re pulling together your business school application materials. You’ve got to make sure your resume is in top shape, that your recommenders will have their letters uploaded on time, that your essays are compelling and position you well—the...

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