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9 Tips for Team Interviews

By - Feb 20, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Since so much of b-school life and learning includes team discussions, the adcom needed a tool for assessing how applicants will fit into the team-based discussion culture of their programs. Thus, the Team-Based Discussion (TBD) was born. What’s the difference between individual interviews and team-based interviews? I like to...

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Applying to B-School? There Are 7 Key Steps to Getting Accepted

By - Feb 19, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Pursuing an advanced degree is a major decision. It has the potential to alter the course of your life. Why then, do so many MBA applicants wait until the last minute to put together their applications?  An MBA is an investment in your future, and just...

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4 Tips for Highlighting Your Strengths in Your Application Essays

By - Feb 18, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

One of the most important pieces of advice I can give you regarding your personal statements and application essays is this: Show, don’t tell.  But you may have been given this advice before and you may be wondering how to go about it. Let’s dive into how...

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Would You Benefit From a Mock Wharton Team-Based Discussion?

By - Feb 17, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

“Chance favors the prepared mind,” said Louis Pasteur, and I agree. A successful Wharton Team-Based Interview is all about the team’s success and your contribution to the team. It’s not about strutting your stuff or dominating the conversation. It’s also not about being a wallflower or...

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Rejected by HBS – Now What?

By - Feb 17, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

February 4th was either an exciting day or a tearful one for HBS Round 2 applicants: HBS’s MBA Admissions Board notified students whether they were invited to interview or had merited “early release.” Euphemistic though it sounds, early release should really be viewed by R2 applicants...

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How to Get Into Cornell’s Master’s in Engineering Management Program [Episode 351]

By - Feb 16, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Interview with Dr. Patrick Reed, Director of Cornell’s Master’s in Engineering Management Program [Show summary] Dr. Patrick Reed is Director of Cornell’s Master’s in Engineering Management Program, and in today’s episode he shares information about the on-campus and distance programs, and the kind of applicant who is right...

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Purdue MBA Now STEM-Designated: Great News for Int’l Students

By - Feb 16, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Purdue Krannert’s Employment Report for the class of 2018 included an interesting statistic: while 80.6% of the graduating class had found employment (presumably within 3 months of graduating), there was a jarring dichotomy in that number. When broken down into those graduates with permanent U.S. work authorization...

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IMD MBA Essay Tips and Deadlines [2020 – 2021]

By - Feb 14, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

If you are looking for a one-year, full-time MBA program for more experienced professionals than the traditional American MBAs, then IMD may be the perfect fit for you. The average age of an IMD MBA student is 31 with 7 years of experience.  With only 90 students in...

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9 Tips for Writing a Memorable MBA Interview Thank You Letter

By - Feb 13, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

You’ve finally finished your b-school interview and are looking forward to heading home, crossing this experience off your MBA application to-do list, and waiting to receive your acceptance letter. However, before you file the day away, it’s appropriate to send thank you notes to all of the...

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IMD Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines [2020 – 2021]

By - Feb 11, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

The IMD EMBA essay questions will generate a comprehensive view of you as a businessperson and a professional – in very succinct form. The essays are relatively short, so put focused, strategic thought into deciding what to write for each. Also think about what to emphasize about a...

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