Posts Tagged ‘recommendation letters’

Introducing the Common Letter of Recommendation

By - Aug 2, 11:36 AM   Comments [0]

In an effort to streamline and simplify the letter of recommendation writing process, a few top business schools with the cooperation of GMAC have released the new Common Letter of Recommendation. This is an initiative, according to the GMAC website, to “help reduce the burden...

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10 Tips for Writing Letters of Recommendation

By - Aug 1, 13:46 PM   Comments [0]

Pass these tips on to your recommenders for LORs that impress the admissions officers and ensure that they want to accept you. 10 Tips for Recommenders: 1. Review a copy of the applicant's personal statement or application essays so that your letter of recommendation can dovetail with--not...

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How Not to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

By - Jan 11, 02:20 AM   Comments [0]

Your recommenders are doing you a favor, so the least you can do is make their job easier by following proper LOR etiquette. Breaking these important letter of rec rules may result in your recommenders deciding not to dish out the most favorable review. Stay...

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MBA Letters Of Recommendation

By - Jun 4, 12:32 PM   Comments [0]

Selecting your recommenders takes a strategy. I like to begin with the basics: Who, When, What, Where, and How. I also like to suggest that you waive your right to access it. The waiver makes the recommendation more credible to the admissions committee. Who: Who are the...

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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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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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Stanford GSB Debunks MBA Admissions Myths

By - Dec 2, 05:07 AM   Comments [0]

The Stanford MBA Admission Blog has published a trio of posts in November designed to dispel some of the misleading myths that continue to confound applicants. From interview questions to recommendation letter queries to work experience concerns, the admissions team at Stanford Graduate School of...

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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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UCLA Anderson: 3 Tips for Recommendation Letters

By - Sep 13, 05:13 AM   Comments [0]

The UCLA Anderson School of Management MBA Insider's Blog recently provided three bits of advice for any applicant feeling flustered by the process of procuring letters of recommendation for their b-school application. A letter from a current, direct supervisor is ideal. However, for candidates who haven't...

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How to Cope With B-School Rejections

By - May 7, 06:59 AM   Comments [0]

This is the time of year when final business school decisions are being released, and unfortunately there isn't always good news. After pouring your heart and soul into the arduous MBA application process, if your status changes from hoping and waiting to officially denied, it can seem...

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