Posts Tagged ‘recommenders’

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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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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Get MBA Application Advice From the Trenches

By - Feb 11, 15:03 PM   Comments [0]

As one group of nervous MBA candidates becomes enrolled business school students, another group gets ready to apply. Why not learn from the successes, failures, and decisions of those who came before you? Here, you'll find advice culled from past clients who reflected on their own...

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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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Strategize and Manage the MBA Recommendation Process

By - Sep 13, 12:14 PM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com Some MBA applicants view recommendations as a part of the business school application process that can be put on auto-pilot. But make no mistake; even this part of your file will require a significant...

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SBC Scoop: New Job, No Recommendation

By - Aug 14, 13:51 PM   Comments [0]

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. Our client Sandra was stuck without a current supervisor recommendation to round out her MBA application. She had spent a few years with an ad agency...

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SBC Scoop: How To Get Ahead by Planning Ahead

By - Aug 7, 10:55 AM   Comments [0]

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. About a year and a half ago, our client Sachin started working with his Stacy Blackman consultant on his applications, which he was readying for Round...

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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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