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How to Write about Overcoming Challenges without Sounding like a Whiner

By - Jul 28, 10:39 AM   Comments [0]

It’s a classic MBA essay question: Write about a time when you overcame a challenge. How did you handle it? What did you learn from the experience? Let’s start by easing one worry you may have. Not everyone has faced a significant challenge at work by...

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Georgetown MBA Interview with Teri Delgado

By - Jul 28, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

This interview is the latest in an Accepted.com blog series featuring interviews with current MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. We hope to offer you a candid picture of student life, and what you should consider as you prepare your...

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4 New Ways to Display Teamwork in MBA Essays

By - Jul 24, 14:09 PM   Comments [0]

Teamwork, and its close cousin, leadership, are highly prized by MBA programs. Haven’t worked in teams on any regular basis? Don’t worry! There are more ways than you may realize to prove your chops in this area. Consider the following 4 options: 1. No Man is...

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Chicago Booth 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 23, 13:52 PM   Comments [0]

Chicago Booth, following this year’s trend in MBA applications, has gotten rid of the required goals essay and retained two short essays, albeit with different prompts and with 50 more words each. The power point presentation that it introduced several years ago has been required...

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Uh-Oh, I Don’t Know This GMAT Question…What Now?

By - Jul 23, 13:42 PM   Comments [0]

Picture this: It’s the day of your GMAT. You’re cruising through the Quant section, you’re feeling pretty good about things…and then up pops a doozy of a GMAT math question. It catches you off guard and you’re not quite sure what to do. You start...

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Is a Harvard MBA in Your future?

By - Jul 22, 10:30 AM   Comments [0]

If you want to answer that with a resounding “yes” then tune in to our upcoming webinar, The Accepted Guide to Getting into Harvard Business School. The webinar will take place on Thursday July 25th at 10:00 AM PST/1:00 PM EST. See what time that is for...

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Trivia About Our MBA Events List

By - Jul 22, 09:50 AM   Comments [0]

The Facts About our MBA Events List: Fact 1: Signing up to our MBA events list will help ensure that you never miss an Accepted MBA admissions event again. Fact 2: The more Q&As and webinars you attend, the better informed and prepared you will be as...

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Harvard Business School: Engaged Community Citizenship

By - Jul 21, 13:17 PM   Comments [0]

This is not about “community service” — it’s not about doing halo-worthy things in your free time. (Though neither HBS nor I will discourage that, and “engaged community citizenship” and “community service” certainly can overlap.) Community service is an activity that you do; engaged community citizenship...

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MBA Applicant Blogger Interview with Domotron

By - Jul 21, 12:49 PM   Comments [0]

We’d like to introduce you to Domotron, an anonymous MBA applicant from the UK who plans to attend a top b-school in the US. You can read more about Domotron’s MBA journey on his blog, Domotron. Thank you Domotron for sharing your experience with us,...

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The Habit of Leadership

By - Jul 18, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Thank you, Harvard Business School. IMHO, that’s what applicants should think when they visit the program’s website and find “habit of leadership” on its “Who are we looking for?” admissions page. It’s common knowledge that HBS values leadership, but with this phrase, the adcom succinctly expresses...

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