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HBS 2+2 Application Deadline THIS SUMMER

By - May 30, 08:30 AM   Comments [0]

I hope you HBS 2+2 applicants are ready to pounce on the Summer Round of applications. Because ready or not…here they come! The deadline for these applications is on MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013 at Noon EDT. Need help getting it all together before the buzzer? Contact us...

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Stanford MBA Essay Questions

By - May 30, 05:51 AM   Comments [0]

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has posted the essay questions and updated guidelines for letters of recommendation for the 2013-2014 MBA admissions season. The questions remain unchanged from last year's application. Essay 1: What matters most to you, and why? The best examples of Essay 1...

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GMAT Question of the Day (May 30): Word Problem and Critical Reasoning

By - May 30, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (PS) Two cities, Kensington MD and Reston VA are 30 km apart. From both of these cities, simultaneously, two hikers start their journeys towards each other. They are walking at a constant speed of 5 km/hour each. Simultaneously, a fly leaves the city of Kensington....

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Notable Essay Mistake to Avoid: Tasks vs. Skills

By - May 29, 16:47 PM   Comments [0]

Notable Essay Mistake to Avoid: Tasks vs. Skills As an MBA applicant, are you aware of the difference between tasks and skills? Equally importantly, do you understand how focusing on skills rather than tasks in your MBA admissions essays can help you present a much more...

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Short-Term and Long-term Goals: Changes? Transitions? …Does it Matter?

By - May 29, 16:46 PM   Comments [0]

Short-Term and Long-term Goals: Changes? Transitions? ...Does it Matter? I have received emails from MBA applicants who did not receive admission to one of their top choice schools when they applied on their own last year, and they indicate that when the admission committees supplied feedback,...

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With a 700, Should I Retake the GMAT?

By - May 29, 16:43 PM   Comments [0]

With a 700, Should I Retake the GMAT? Many candidates work hard to prepare for the GMAT, yet they are disappointed with scores in the 620-700 range, rather than the hoped-for 710 or above. If a score is beneath 660, most candidates will go back to...

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Is My GPA Good Enough?

By - May 29, 16:40 PM   Comments [0]

Is My GPA Good Enough? Many MBA applicants write to me highly concerned about their undergraduate GPAs and ask, “Do you think my GPA is too low?” In many cases, there is no cut-and-dry answer to this question. Certainly, statistics about each business school’s average GPA...

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mbaMission’s 2013-2014 Stanford Graduate School of Business Essay Analysis

By - May 29, 11:08 AM   Comments [0]

The Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) is apparently content with its essay questions, because it has made no changes to them or to the allowed word count this season. Having made slight tweaks to its prompts in recent years, the GSB’s MBA admissions committee...

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MBAs Become More Popular in Eyes of Global Companies

By - May 29, 08:15 AM   Comments [0]

The latest GMAC survey reveals that MBAs are starting again to steal the hearts of recruiters worldwide. Recruiting is up and expected to improve further according to GMAC. You should review the whole report, but in the meantime, here are a few highlights from the...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Dean Named as University Provost

By - May 29, 05:09 AM   Comments [0]

James (Jim) W. Dean Jr., a longtime faculty member and currently dean of Kenan-Flagler Business School, has been appointed as the next executive vice chancellor and provost for UNC-Chapel Hill. Chancellor Holden Thorp and Chancellor-Elect Carol Folt announced Dean’s appointment, effective July 1, in an email...

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