Posts Tagged ‘Admissions Tips’

What You Should NOT Include in Your MBA Essays

By - Sep 28, 13:36 PM   Comments [0]

Do this. Write that. Include the other. What TO put in your MBA essays is the topic of many discussions. But what NOT to include is a less talked about conversation. Until now… Check out these three things that you should NEVER include your MBA application...

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3 Mistakes Successful MBA Applicants Don’t Make

By - Aug 4, 10:22 AM   Comments [0]

Don’t make these mistakes when applying to b-school: 1. Applying without a clear idea of what you want to do after you earn the degree. Having clear career goals is a MUST for successful MBA applicants. You may think you can cover up this lack of direction...

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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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MBA Admissions A-Z: U is for Undergrad Grades

By - Nov 6, 15:36 PM   Comments [0]

3 Steps for Handling a Low Undergraduate GPA Grades show whether you previously performed well in an academic setting. If your college GPA is low, then you need to provide evidence that even though you may have faltered back then, now you’ve got you’re A-game and...

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Help! I Belong to an Overrepresented Applicant Group

By - Oct 16, 09:46 AM   Comments [0]

I recently received a question—or more of a complaint—from a client who was concerned with his status as an Indian IT male. This individual was considering changing his location on his application—he was born, raised, and still lived in India, but his family had lived...

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Short and Sweet: Tips for Writing “Mini” MBA Essays

By - Aug 5, 14:11 PM   Comments [0]

What is an admission committee’s message, intent, behind limiting an “essay” answer to 100, 200, or 300 characters? Just the facts, please. In fact, just the key facts. No adornment, no backstory, no extended rationale. Columbia Business School has had such a goals question for a few...

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Tips for Video MBA Essay Questions

By - Aug 4, 12:58 PM   Comments [0]

Rotman led the charge least year with a video essay question. This year Yale and Kellogg (so far) have decided to try it out. I saw a rumor that INSEAD is also considering the format. Worried about being literally on stage? Here are my tips if...

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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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MBA Intelligence Review

By - Jul 14, 12:59 PM   Comments [0]

I’ve just finished reading the first edition of MBA Intelligence, an online magazine for the global MBA community, and I am extremely impressed. Sometimes when you read an online magazine, you just get the feeling that you’re reading a glorified blog – a compendium of online...

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MBA Admissions Tip: How Many Schools?

By - Jun 12, 13:15 PM   Comments [0]

How many schools should I apply to? It’s a question I hear a lot at this time of year from clients and prospects. And it is debated hotly on numerous forums and boards. It’s going to receive one of those frustrating "it depends" answers. It depends...

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