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Applying to Stanford GSB? Get to know Garth Saloner, Derrick Bolton and the “Moral Advantage”

By - Jun 23, 00:48 AM   Comments [0]

By Paul Lanzillotti | Amerasia Consulting Group | Who is Garth Saloner? If you are going to apply to the most selective MBA program in the world, you should recognize the impact that Professor-turned-Dean Garth Saloner has had at GSB.  Even though he took over the reins...

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MBA Candidate Differentiation: Do NOT Try This at Home | Amerasia Consulting Group

By - Jun 22, 06:53 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff | Amerasia Consulting Group | MBA Admissions Consultants | Originally published at www.amerasiaconsulting.com Time to go full PSA here.  I'm talking all alarms ringing, sirens, whatever it takes to get your attention.  By "you" I mean: anyone applying to business school.  You need to...

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MBA Candidates, Read These Quotes for a New Perspective on Leadership

By - Jun 18, 23:14 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group This is a quick one, but a worthy one.  "Leadership" might very well be the most "cussed and discussed" (hat tip, Harry Truman) word in the MBA landscape, given the prominence given to the concept by schools and candidates alike.  But...

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Recommend Reading for MBA Applicants: “The Obstacle is the Way” by Ryan Holiday

By - Jun 18, 02:01 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group Partly because I've been reading some great books lately and partly because I want a break from writing about essays, I am starting something new - offering "recommended reading" to MBA applicants.  Now, please understand that I know you are...

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What Stanford Wants – A Moral Compass

By - Jun 18, 01:24 AM   Comments [0]

By Paul Lanzillotti, Amerasia Consulting Group If you read the latest editions of our “How to Apply to Harvard Business School” and "How to Apply to Stanford GSB" guides, you already know that cultivating a real reason for applying to an elite MBA goes week beyond the school's name, rank,...

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Quick & Dirty Tips for Maximizing your Business School Visits

By - Jun 16, 17:18 PM   Comments [0]

With respect to visiting business schools: Make sure you schedule a classroom visit through the admissions office. A student will lead you around and make introductions for you. Don't just show up. Plan your visit before the fall, if you can and if tours are available this time in...

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Soliciting Letters of Recommendation: Remember the Rule of 10%

By - Jun 16, 17:07 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group When it comes to recommendations, the first thing that any applicant needs to understand is how they work and, therefore, how they should handle them as part of the process.  We sum up this analysis with something we call “The...

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Can a Co-Worker, Professor or Family Member Write My MBA Recommendation?

By - Jun 11, 10:34 AM   Comments [0]

From MBA Admit.com, www.mbaadmit.com Can a Co-Worker, Professor or Family Member Write My MBA Recommendation? In the MBA admissions process, a candidate’s choices about who will write their recommendations are very important. Recommendations are among the most important factors in the admissions process, and who you choose...

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What if I Cannot Ask My Direct Supervisor for a Rec?

By - Jun 11, 10:31 AM   Comments [0]

From MBA Admit.com, www.mbaadmit.com What if I Cannot Ask My Direct Supervisor for a Rec? There are many candidates who do not feel they can inform their direct supervisor that they are applying to business school because their direct supervisor might get upset that they will be...

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How Important Are Letters of Recommendations?

By - Jun 11, 10:29 AM   Comments [0]

From MBA Admit.com, www.mbaadmit.com How Important Are Letters of Recommendations? Many candidates fail to recognize that their recommendations are as influential in determining their admissions success or failure as their MBA admission essays. Yes, you read that correctly. For the top MBA programs – in the...

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