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Harvard Business School 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 22, 13:45 PM   Comments [0]

For the second year in a row, Harvard Business School is simultaneously demanding less and much more of applicants: No essays. Fewer words. Fewer characters. More thought. More brevity. And as much substance as you can cram into the responses limited not to a few...

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Adding Color to the Canvas – How to add a little “you” to your applications!

By - Jun 22, 11:58 AM   Comments [0]

To your mom and dad, you will always be special. One of a kind! To an admissions committee, however? Oh, well in that case you’re one in 9,000. At a high level, just another consultant or investment banker or IT professional. They don’t know you...

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Tips for Deciding on which MBA Admissions Round to Apply to

By - Jun 21, 11:53 AM   Comments [0]

Slowly but surely, the posts are starting to show up on forums. They come with a variety of titles ranging from “When should I take the GMAT” and “How long do I have?” to “Is X months long enough?” but they usually center around one...

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Getting Into the MBA Program: mbaMission’s 2014-2015 Harvard Business School Essay Analysis

By - Jun 21, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Last year, Harvard Business School (HBS) took a new approach to the application essay questions for its MBA program, moving from multiple queries to one very open-ended prompt with no clear word limit. This year, HBS Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Dee Leopold seems...

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Getting Into the MBA Program: mbaMission’s 2014-2015 Dartmouth Tuck Essay Analysis

By - Jun 21, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Following what seems to be an emerging trend this season, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College has decreased the number of required applications essays for their MBA program this year from (an already fairly minimal) three to just two 500-word submissions, one of...

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Pounding the Table (and keyboard!) – Selecting & Managing Recommenders

By - Jun 20, 11:50 AM   Comments [0]

Almost all of the recommendations that schools receive are “good”. Probably the vast, vast majority are nice letters with flowing adjectives and general support that would make the average candidate think they’ve got their golden ticket into the program. The fact of the matter is,...

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Become a GMAT Sentence Correction Master

By - Jun 20, 10:38 AM   Comments [0]

Think of a Sentence Correction (SC) problem as a hall of mirrors. In a hall of mirrors, each reflective surface gives you a distorted version of yourself, but of course you always maintain a sense of what you really look like.

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GMAT Question of the Day (June 20): Coordinate Geometry and Sentence Correction

By - Jun 20, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (PS) If equation encloses a certain region on the coordinate plane, what is the area of this region? (A) 20 (B) 50 (C) 100 (D) 200 (E) 400 Question Discussion & Explanation Correct Answer - D - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer) GMAT Daily Deals e-GMAT’s methods help non-natives...

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Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays: Week # 5 -Tip #5

By - Jun 19, 23:00 PM   Comments [0]

Organize Your Story Well Proper structure is a key component of effective essays. It is a glue that blends together all the pieces of your story. Whether you are narrating your cultural experience, setback or ethical dilemma experience or are discussing your career progression story leading...

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Harvard Business School: Analytical Aptitude and Appetite

By - Jun 19, 12:32 PM   Comments [0]

So HBS wants “analytical aptitude and appetite.” What is there to add? I mean, it’s pretty obvious. We didn’t really need HBS to say it. Yet they did say it. Maybe it’s not as obvious as it sounds. Let’s take a look. Analytical: This concept encompasses a...

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