Author Archive - Admissionado

Highlighting Soft Skills in MBA Essays

By - Oct 12, 06:49 AM   Comments [0]

A 2017 Financial Times survey of the most important and least important skills that employers look for in MBA graduates reveals some surprising findings. Among the least important skills that employers who hire MBAs are looking for are stalwarts of the MBA curriculum, including specialized finance,...

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Using Old Experiences in Your MBA Essays

By - Oct 9, 07:04 AM   Comments [0]

When is it okay to use examples from your “deep past”—college, high school, even your childhood—in your MBA essays? There’s a short answer to that question: hardly ever. Unless you’re a superhero, in which case the whole reason you are “super” is that (probably traumatic) event...

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The Current State of the MBA

By - Oct 8, 08:02 AM   Comments [0]

Are MBA students getting a different deal than they were 10 years ago, or 20 years ago? Are the students themselves different? What about their post-graduate employment outlook? Embarking on a post-graduate degree is a big decision, and before shelling out hundreds of thousands for a...

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Making the Move from Military to MBA

By - Oct 7, 14:10 PM   Comments [0]

We have plenty of experience helping clients that want to transition from military service to the private sector by getting an MBA. Candidates with military backgrounds have unique experiences that they can utilize to differentiate themselves from the majority of applicants who have largely worked...

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Selling Your Social Media Chops In Your MBA App

By - Oct 4, 09:05 AM   Comments [0]

Are you great at posting? Do your Instagram photos look like they were taken by a professional photographer? Do you have thousands of followers on Twitter? A new study conducted by the Financial Times suggests that you might be able to use that social media...

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Focus on Impact When Selling Your Experience

By - Oct 3, 18:56 PM   Comments [0]

While great GMAT scores and killer application essays are a big part of making your elite MBA admissions dreams come true, interviews and resumes are also an essential part of securing your spot, getting that key internship, and, eventually, nabbing that full-time position. You can never...

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Avoid These 5 Entries in Duke’s “25 Random Things” Essay

By - Oct 2, 19:19 PM   Comments [0]

Duke Fuqua’s first essay asking for 25 random things about an applicant is meant to cut through boring apps like a hot knife through butter. It is meant to zero in on “dry” candidates and weed them out, ’cause they’re obviously not the right fit for...

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A Take on How U.S. Politics Are Affecting MBAs

By - Sep 27, 16:35 PM   Comments [0]

So…American politics have been a little kooky as of late. Okay, let’s be honest, sometimes it seems like things have gone completely off the rails. A lot of this craziness has centered around the issue of immigration. With rallies, controversial policies, court battles, protests, and the...

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Make Your Social Media A Piece Of Your MBA Application

By - Sep 26, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

At this point, everyone’s mom, grandma, and uncle is on social media. Some of us at Admissionado remember when you had to have a .edu email address to get on Facebook. Ah… those were the days… Okay, enough reminiscing. Because of its almost universal use, social...

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Here’s What “Social Entrepreneurship” in MBA Really Means

By - Sep 25, 05:08 AM   Comments [0]

The days of elite business schools pumping out the next cycle of profit-seeking corporate cutouts are (pretty much) behind us. Social entrepreneurship has become the new trend among the world’s top MBA programs, and candidates are flocking to these programs by the masses. From the Program...

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