Posts Tagged ‘application tips’

So These Two Grad School Applicants Walk Into A Bar . . .

By - Aug 3, 11:28 AM   Comments [0]

If used right, humor can help you stand out from your competitors in an unexpected way.  This might be a great opening line for a comedy night at a university student center, but can you use humor in a graduate school application essay? Should you even...

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What You Need To Know To Get Accepted To Wharton

By - Jul 30, 12:32 PM   Comments [0]

Applying to Wharton? You are invited to attend our upcoming webinar! On Aug 19th, Accepted CEO and b-school admissions expert, Linda Abraham, will share the secret to creating a standout application including: • The 4 ingredients of a successful Wharton application. • Insights into what the adcom is...

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Duke Fuqua 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 30, 10:39 AM   Comments [0]

Leadership, teamwork, ethics, and a global approach to business are essential elements of the Duke Fuqua MBA, which is why you’ll need to make sure you express your passion for these ideals in your application essays. Impress the Fuqua adcom by positioning yourself as an innovative leader and...

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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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MBA Admissions Decisions: Should You Go Full-Time Or Part-Time?

By - Jul 27, 01:05 AM   Comments [0]

When I was applying to b-school, I contemplated part-time vs. full-time, and one of my best friends, Colleen, had to make the same decision at the same time. Ultimately, I decided to attend the full-time program at the University of Michigan. Colleen decided to attend a...

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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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