4 bad reasons to delay your MBA admissions campaign

By - May 6, 01:22 AM   Comments [0]

Which of these issues is keeping you from pursuing your b-school plans?   1. You're gathering and analyzing essential information.  There's a lot of research and thought required to fully present your background, to frame your goals, and to know which business schools are the right ones for you.   2. You're...

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How will you get your ticket to a top MBA?

By - Apr 28, 02:08 AM   Comments [0]

Are you a huge fan of Taylor Swift? Beyoncé? Maroon 5?   Have you ever tried to purchase tickets through an online service like Ticketmaster to see them perform live?    There are only so many seats in the venue -- and hordes of potential ticket buyers will do...

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Part 2: 17 Things You Should Never Say to an MBA Adcom

By - Apr 21, 00:05 AM   Comments [0]

  In part two of our series, we continue looking at conversations with an admissions committe member, which can be stressful. Based on our years of experience, we have learned that if you avoid these comments you're more assured of success. (Refer to our previous blog...

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Finding Your ‘Fit’ with an MBA Program

By - Apr 15, 12:43 PM   Comments [1]

This article was first published in the February, 2015 issue of  Valley India Times. “I want to apply to top 10 schools? What are my odds for acceptance into top 10 schools?” This is the most common query I receive from many prospective applicants to business...

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Part 1: 17 Things You Should Never Say to an MBA Adcom

By - Apr 14, 01:27 AM   Comments [0]

This two-part blog looks at the delicate issue of making a good impression with adcoms.    Business school applicants should seek every possible chance to communicate 1-on-1 with MBA admissions professionals. This can happen during a campus visit or at an information session. Or even online or...

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Is an MBA applicant a ‘buyer’ or a ‘seller’?

By - Apr 7, 00:34 AM   Comments [0]

In every business transaction, there's a buyer and a seller. The buyer assesses quality and value before committing to a purchase. At the same time, the seller considers and presents features and benefits intended to convince the buyer to commit.   However, when it comes to business...

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How to Discover Your Best MBA Candidacy

By - Mar 31, 23:21 PM   Comments [0]

5 steps to convincing the adcom to say "yes" to your b-school application   Some applicants believe it's best to present themselves in a way that is totally spontaneous and top-of-mind. They wait until the final few days before the application deadline and produce just one or...

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Getting the Most from Your MBA Admissions Consultant

By - Mar 24, 23:39 PM   Comments [0]

The following blog post was prepared by Kim Carter, a senior admissions consultant with The MBA Exchange. Kim completed her MBA at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan on a full-tuition merit-based fellowship.    By this point, you’re probably tired of reading about...

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So, when will you start your MBA admissions campaign?

By - Mar 19, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

 There are only 3  possible answers to this important question...   1. "Today." If you're ready now to begin vetting your strengths, mitigating your weaknesses, framing your post-MBA goals, engaging with influencers, etc., then congratulations! You are going to maximize your chances for admission to a top b-school...

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"Free 30-minute consultation" — Expert insights or sales pitch?

By - Mar 11, 23:48 PM   Comments [0]

6 key questions for serious MBA applicants to consider before making the call   They're everywhere these days. “Offers of a "Free 30-Minute Consultation" are so tempting. The chance to speak 1-on-1 with a real, live MBA admissions consultant for half an hour about any topic, to...

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