Posts Tagged ‘MBA consultant’

Introducing Consultant Lisa Gruenbaum

By - Jul 9, 08:55 AM   Comments [0]

We warmly welcome Lisa Gruenbaum to the consulting family! Lisa brings with her vast experiences as an admissions reader at UPenn’s undergraduate schools and at Wharton’s MBA Program. She has reviewed literally thousands of essays, transcripts, resumes, and recommendations, along the way learning what...

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Can Recommendations Be Submitted a Little Late?

By - Nov 20, 11:46 AM   Comments [1]

Some candidates ask whether they can submit their applications for a certain round even if their recommendations come in a day or two late. Here’s the answer: most schools will consider the application incomplete if everything is not submitted by a deadline, including the...

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Getting an Edge in Round 2: Recommendations as Major Assets

By - Nov 20, 11:44 AM   Comments [0]

It is important for MBA applicants to recognize that recommendations are just as important as the MBA admission essays. Recommendations help distinguish you for admissions committees through a third-party lens. You can be rejected from a top program on the basis of one unexceptional recommendation...

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Round 2 Admissions: How Your Long-term Goals Can Work in Your Favor

By - Nov 20, 11:43 AM   Comments [0]

The way in which you present your long-term goals to the admissions committee can greatly influence your chances for admission. Use your long-term goals and distinct wording to set yourself apart and present yourself as a leader, an innovator, and someone who will be very...

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Round 2 Admissions: Use Your Essay Content Wisely

By - Nov 20, 11:41 AM   Comments [0]

With Round 1 admissions, each business school will have already admitted a diverse range of candidates. In submitting a Round 2 application, you are asking the admissions committee to integrate you into the mix. To show that you are a standout applicant, make sure to...

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Is Round 2 Too Competitive?

By - Nov 20, 11:39 AM   Comments [0]

Every year, many qualified candidates approach me unsure about whether or not to apply in Round 2. There are several reasons for their concern. First, MBA programs will have already offered admission to some Round 1 applicants. Hence, there will be fewer overall seats...

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How to Cultivate Excellent Rec Writers

By - Mar 27, 20:57 PM   Comments [0]

What are some important steps to take that can help you secure better recommendations once it is time for you to submit your MBA applications? First, bear in mind what you need the recommendations to say – that you are a great performer and you have...

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Prep Early for Recommendations: A High-Impact Action for Admissions

By - Mar 27, 20:57 PM   Comments [0]

Many candidates fail to recognize that their recommendations are as influential in determining their admissions success or failure as their MBA admission essays. You can have a fantastic candidacy and application in every other way (application form, GMAT score, GPA, essays, resume, work experience...

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Will a low TOEFL or AWA score derail admissions success?

By - Mar 8, 20:08 PM   Comments [1]

Some candidates, particularly those who did not attend college where English was the primary medium of instruction, are concerned about the impact of a low TOEFL or AWA score on their admissions odds. A low TOEFL or AWA score can certainly have a negative...

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Identifying Your Business School Short-List: 3 Factors to Consider

By - Jan 20, 10:50 AM   Comments [0]

For candidates just getting started in preparing for MBA admissions and for candidates choosing among business schools after gaining admission, many key factors should influence your choices. Of course, for the candidate just getting started, you must assess where you are competitive. But for both...

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