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Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays – Helpful Tips

By - Aug 24, 14:58 PM   Comments [0]

Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays – Helpful Tips -A Summary   For the last 13 weeks, we have been discussing one essay tip every week. I have illustrated each of these super useful essay tips with examples from my students’ essays. I hope you have enjoyed...

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UVA Darden 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 24, 14:04 PM   Comments [0]

Darden led the way with a one-essay application. Some may feel that fewer essays indicate that essays are losing importance. My suspicion is that the remaining essays and short-answers are as or more important than they ever were. Especially at a program emphasizing the case...

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Why Johnson? An Admitted Student Shares her Journey

By - Aug 24, 14:00 PM   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. And now for a follow up interview with Debra Yoo, who was recently accepted to Johnson at Cornell University. (We...

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A B-School Professor on Main Street, USA

By - Aug 21, 12:06 PM   Comments [0]

Dr. Scott Schaefer escaped an economics conference and ended up in a fortuitous encounter that changed his life. Listen to the recording of our conversation with Dr. Shaefer, Kendall D. Garff Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Finance at the University of Utah’s David Eccles...

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What is the Value of an MBA? [Infographic]

By - Aug 20, 12:39 PM   Comments [0]

We just had to share this excellent infographic about the ROI of an MBA from MBA@UNC: Brought to you by MBA@UNC: an online mba program Accepted.com ~ Helping You Write Your Best         Accepted.com's experienced admissions consultants can help you create the most impressive application possible with comprehensive...

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UCLA Anderson 2015 Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 19, 14:34 PM   Comments [0]

The advice that UCLA Anderson provides below is excellent, not just for Anderson’s essays, but for most MBA essays. Read it carefully. My tips are in blue below. Your essays are the primary way for you to share your perspectives and plans with the admissions committee....

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Wharton Class of 2015 Profile

By - Aug 18, 12:05 PM   Comments [1]

Let’s take a look at Wharton’s class of 2015 profile (from Wharton’s website): • Total applicants: 6,036 • Women: 42% • Enrolled class: 837 • International students: 35% • U.S. minorities: 30% • Range of years of work experience: 0-13 • Mean years of work experience: 5 • Mean overall GMAT: 725 • Middle...

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MBA Admission: The Great Round 1/Round 2 Fight

By - Aug 18, 12:02 PM   Comments [0]

“On my right, now entering the ring is Round 1. A perennial favorite with those who have stratospheric GMATs, patents, Nobel Prizes, and the like. And on my left, waving to the crowd is Round 2. He is favored by those with more average, but...

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Tips for Video MBA Essay Questions

By - Aug 12, 09:20 AM   Comments [0]

Rotman led the charge with a video essay question and last year Yale and Kellogg followed. Worried about being literally on stage? Here are my tips if you need to respond to a question in a short 1-2-minute video. First, realize that these video essays, like the...

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6 Tips for Getting Started on Your Application Essays

By - Aug 10, 13:48 PM   Comments [1]

Sometimes the hardest part of writing a personal statement or application essay for college or grad school is finding the discipline to sit down and focus. Often, once you accomplish that, the ideas begin to form and the words begin to flow. The following 6...

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