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Round 1 Timeline for MBA Applicants [INFOGRAPHIC]

By - Feb 12, 14:45 PM   Comments [0]

For those of you wisely starting early to think about 2015 applications, we’ve prepared a downloadable timeline based on the advice in my book, MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools. You can easily print out this PDF and...

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Take Command of Your MBA Interviews!

By - Feb 12, 14:41 PM   Comments [0]

Acing an MBA interview is no easy feat! You need to simultaneously: • exude confidence without boasting; • find the balance between being too terse and talking your interviewer’s ear off; • stay positive even when a curveball is thrown at you; and • be honest and quick thinking...

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INSEAD 2014- 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines – Take Two

By - Feb 12, 14:34 PM   Comments [0]

Not long ago, in the tips post for INSEAD, I wrote that INSEAD was “bucking the trend” of fewer and shorter essays. Well, scratch that. Mid-application-cycle, INSEAD has decided to hew to the trend and changed its essays starting now. The result is a shorter,...

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Gaining Poise and Confidence for Group Interviews

By - Feb 11, 15:50 PM   Comments [0]

Acing a team based discussion/interview isn’t easy, but with the right prep, you’ll be able to clearly show the adcom that you are an intelligent candidate who knows how to contribute to group discussions with confidence and poise. Use the free resources listed below to...

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Does “Holistic” Review in MBA Admissions have Holes?

By - Feb 11, 15:44 PM   Comments [0]

A client recently asked me the following questions: In several articles, I have read about the holistic approach of admission directors to evaluate applications. I want to know how much weight they put on different aspects of application during evaluation? If the approach is so...

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Hugo: A Pharmacist from Spain Applying to Top U.S. B-Schools

By - Feb 10, 14:01 PM   Comments [0]

We’d like to introduce you to Hugo, a pharmacist from Spain who will be applying to top MBA programs in the U.S. in the fall of 2014. Read our interview with Hugo below, as well as his blog, Under Prescription: MBA & Pharmacy, to learn...

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Free Webinar Recording: Round 3 vs. Next Year

By - Feb 9, 13:20 PM   Comments [0]

Now’s your chance to catch up on valuable information you may have missed during last month’s webinar, Round 3 vs. Next Year: The MBA Admissions Debate. MBA applicants torn with the big R3 or next year dilemma – you won’t want to miss this! View Round...

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Top MBA Programs for Entrepreneurs

By - Feb 5, 14:16 PM   Comments [0]

B-schools are always touting their entrepreneurial offerings, programs, and placement, so when we examined the employment reports of U.S. News' top 25 business schools to see which schools send the most graduates into entrepreneurship, we were surprised to find that only thirteen programs provide this...

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Cornell 2014 Executive MBA 2014 Essay Tips

By - Feb 5, 13:36 PM   Comments [0]

The Cornell Executive MBA Program has three required essay questions and one optional question in its application. One of the most important things to keep in mind is brevity. While no one is going to be counting individual words, the guideline of short word count...

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NYU Stern Executive MBA 2014 Essay Tips

By - Feb 4, 16:04 PM   Comments [0]

Reflecting the character of the university at large, NYU Stern has always sought applicants who bring not just requisite accomplishment, but also intellectual energy and engagement with the world – people who have a point of view and are willing to express it. Stern’s EMBA...

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