Posts Tagged ‘advice for MBA applicants’

The 4 Must-Haves Of A Grad School Application

By - Jul 29, 12:07 PM   Comments [0]

Linda Abraham has been living and breathing admissions for over 20 years. Does she know the secret to getting accepted to graduate school? Well, since you asked – yes she does. Listen to the show (and takes notes!) for the four things you need to know...

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The “Wharton Difference” And Fit With The Program

By - Jul 28, 12:36 PM   Comments [0]

The Wharton MBA adcom offers you some help in shaping your Wharton application – by clearly and succinctly defining the four core components of “the Wharton difference.”  Understanding these components is a key to conveying your fit with the program. These four components are encompassed in...

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Choosing From Multiple Business School Acceptances

By - Jul 28, 03:22 AM   Comments [0]

“Choosing From Multiple Business School Acceptances” is the final post in our series Navigate the MBA Maze. You’ve been accepted at two solid schools. Great! Or, you’ve been offered admission to an OK school with a significant scholarship and your #1 choice with no  financial aid. Or,...

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UC Berkeley Haas 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 26, 23:31 PM   Comments [0]

The supplemental information that Haas requests is almost unchanged. The essays are different from last years. For #1 they returned to an essay question two years ago. And for #2, they give you a choice of prompts. My tips are in blue below. Essays: At Berkeley-Haas, we seek...

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Short And Sweet: Tips For Writing “Mini” MBA Essays

By - Jul 26, 13:34 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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Kellogg 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 22, 11:34 AM   Comments [0]

In September 2014, Kellogg "rebranded" itself and adopted a more concrete (and in my opinion better) mission statement: "Inspiring growth." The video below explores and clarifies this mission as well as the values Kellogg holds dear. I highly recommend that you watch it to grasp Kellogg's fundamental principles.  A...

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Waitlisted – What Now?

By - Jul 20, 11:09 AM   Comments [0]

"Waitlisted - What Now?" is the latest post in our series Navigate the MBA Maze. First, a word of introduction: Realize that receiving a wait-list letter means you qualify for admission. You pass. You are probably on the wait-list (and not admitted) because they have already...

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Applying To Stanford GSB? Read This!

By - Jul 19, 23:33 PM   Comments [0]

Are you applying to Stanford GSB? Our webinar on Tuesday will give you the tools to create a strong application. You don’t want to miss this! Sign up now for Get Accepted to Stanford GSB, airing live on Tuesday, July 21, at 10am PT/1pm ET.   This article originally...

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Chicago Booth 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 19, 13:27 PM   Comments [0]

Chicago Booth has always prided itself on valuing applicants who can handle ambiguity and lack of structure. And it's application reflects that principle. In spades. This year's Booth application also mirrors Chicago's pride in its distinctive culture. This essay/presentation question, which is new for this year,...

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Do Stanford GSB Grads REALLY “Change Lives. Change Organizations. Change the World.”?

By - Jul 19, 01:04 AM   Comments [0]

Episode 3 in our Big Brand Theory Series for MBA applicants: Stanford GSB's motto. Who wouldn’t want to change lives, change organizations, and change the world?  Right? For Episode 3 in our Big Brand Theory series, I set out to prove that Stanford GSB admits, transforms...

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