Posts Tagged ‘letters of recommendation’

3 Ways to Brag the Right Way – How to Properly Sell Yourself on Your MBA Application

By - Sep 8, 15:55 PM   Comments [0]

Knowing how to sell yourself on your MBA application is crucial to getting noticed and remembered in a sea of applicants. Personal branding is key! However, it can be difficult for some applicants to properly portray themselves in the best possible light in an essay...

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Should You Submit an Extra Recommendation?

By - Aug 7, 00:35 AM   Comments [0]

An extra recommendation is a recommendation letter submitted above and beyond the mandatory recommendations that the school requires. The bottom line: providing 1-2 extra recommendations could give you a tactical advantage in the admission process. Estimated level of impact on admission chances: 2 out of 5 (5...

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List of Recommendation Questions Published So Far

By - Jul 20, 09:46 AM   Comments [0]

The recommendations are among the most significant components of your application. Your candidacy will be stronger if the recommender prepares a specific recommendation for each university and responds to the specific recommendation questions each university presents. Overall, strong relationships and close acquaintance with your recommenders are...

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Top MBA Programs Using Shared Letter of Recommendation Questions

By - Jul 17, 08:50 AM   Comments [0]

The number of top-ranked MBA programs now asking the exact same questions for the letters of recommendation is growing, which is good news both for recommenders and for candidates. LORs are very important to an applicant’s case, providing an objective assessment from a supervisor, former...

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Recommenders and Recommendations

By - Oct 23, 12:50 PM   Comments [0]

Some applicants have this idea that if they can just get their company CEO, whom they have never met, to write their business school recommendation, then the admissions committee will cower in awe and immediately accept them. It’s not a new idea; applicants have asked...

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Move From Family Business to B-School

By - Jun 3, 05:08 AM   Comments [0]

Applicants who have worked in a family business sometimes worry that their professional profile won't measure up when compared with other MBA hopefuls with more traditional employment paths. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every year, top schools accept students who will go back to...

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MBA Myth-Busting at Chicago Booth

By - Jan 11, 14:51 PM   Comments [0]

It seems some myths never die, particularly where MBA admissions are concerned. With that in mind, we bring you a new myth-busting post featuring Joanne Legler, associate director of admissions at the Chicago Booth School of Business, who frequently encounters misconceptions among prospective applicants while...

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Stacy Blackman’s Year-End Wrap Up

By - Dec 31, 10:13 AM   Comments [0]

Can you believe 2012 is almost over? With the New Year upon us, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on the most popular and useful posts we've covered throughout the past year. Some originally appeared on my U.S. News MBA Admissions blog, while...

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Stanford GSB Debunks More Admissions Myths

By - Dec 13, 22:11 PM   Comments [0]

It looks like the admissions department at Stanford Graduate School of Business is on a mission to bring the truth to the people as Allison Davis once again takes to the MBA admissions blog and dispels three persistent assumptions regarding Stanford's admit process. MYTH 1: If...

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Stanford GSB Demystifies Recommendation Requirements

By - Nov 29, 21:44 PM   Comments [0]

The Stanford Graduate School of Business offers a new post this week attempting to clarify any misconceptions or confusions related to the letters of recommendation required as part of the MBA admissions process. Here, Allison Davis sets the record straight so you have plenty of time...

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