Posts Tagged ‘recommendations’

Pounding the Table (and keyboard!) – Selecting & Managing Recommenders

By - Jun 20, 11:50 AM   Comments [0]

Almost all of the recommendations that schools receive are “good”. Probably the vast, vast majority are nice letters with flowing adjectives and general support that would make the average candidate think they’ve got their golden ticket into the program. The fact of the matter is,...

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Extra Recommendation Tips

By - Dec 9, 03:13 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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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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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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Ingredients of a Great Letter of Recommendation

By - Nov 28, 14:47 PM   Comments [0]

In honor of the first birthday of MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools, by Linda Abraham and Judy Gruen, we are posting a series of excerpts from the book throughout November. This post is excerpted from Chapter 8:...

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Should You Submit an Extra Recommendation?

By - Aug 6, 01:05 AM   Comments [0]

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 is highest) Definition An extra recommendation is a recommendation letter submitted above and beyond the mandatory recommendations that the...

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SBC Scoop: Re-application, Re-recommendations

By - Jul 26, 20:05 PM   Comments [0]

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. Guillaume thought he was on-target for MBA admission the first time around. He had very competitive GMAT scores and found a pair of schools that he...

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Recommendation Letters Tips

By - May 30, 09:16 AM   Comments [0]

Most business schools require two or three letters of recommendation as part of the admissions process. In most cases, the schools request that the recommender send the recommendation online, through the school’s application system. The recommendations are among the most significant components of your application....

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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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