Author Archive - Admissionado

Axolotl: Nursing My Post-Submission Hangover

By - Oct 30, 16:00 PM   Comments [0]

The app is in and I’m now nursing a post-submission hangover. Maybe the wrong analogy since I’m getting more sleep, feeling less stressed, and being less neurotic overall. Since submission I’ve had the chance to re-visit my first choice school,...

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Walter: Looking Ahead to Round 2

By - Oct 30, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

So, I am looking for my next stop now. As the HBS ship sails away, I eagerly wait for the call from the ride that I’m destined for. No doubt, my entire application and my life evolved since last year,...

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Tuesday Q&A: Can My Career Goal Change as a Reapplicant?

By - Oct 22, 12:37 PM   Comments [0]

Question: Can my career goal change as a reapplicant? My long-term goal has changed since the last time I applied. Is this okay? Answer: So, first thing to be aware of here: the reapplication process is different in a number of ways. Some schools will have you do...

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Michelle: Lessons Learned from the MBA Application Process

By - Oct 22, 12:37 PM   Comments [0]

Allegedly, I’m supposed to get some satisfaction out of this whole b-school app process. People love to talk about how you’ll go through these intense periods of life-altering introspection as you craft your essays. Well, in less than a week,...

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Axolotl: My Application Is In!!

By - Oct 22, 12:37 PM   Comments [0]

R1 app is in! It was down to the wire managing my references and proofreading application but hours / days of work and $300 in fees later, it’s done. Quick aside: b-school app fees are no joke! Just based on...

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Tuesday Q&A: Do I Have Enough Time For Round 2?

By - Oct 22, 12:37 PM   Comments [0]

Yes, it's mega important to study for the GMAT. But the GMAT isn’t the only thing that matters in MBA apps. You gotta have strong EVERYTHING.

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Walter: Rounding Out Round 1

By - Oct 22, 12:37 PM   Comments [0]

So, you guys must be wondering what I’ve been up to post my HBS app submission. Well, not hard to predict, I’m making a back-up plan for any risk mitigation. Given the competitive nature of admissions, it’s good to apply...

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Michelle: Articulating My Fit

By - Oct 22, 12:37 PM   Comments [0]

Virtually every school asks the question “Why School X?” I naively thought this would be my easiest essay. Through some tough love from my consultant Mark, I was quickly rid of that notion. I’m learning that this question is a...

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Walter: Lessons Learned from HBS

By - Oct 22, 12:37 PM   Comments [0]

I can’t believe I just submitted my HBS re-application! I was so nervous, I went back to my application status page multiple times to see that I actually did. It has been a long journey, but also a great time...

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Axolotl: I Can See The Finish Line!

By - Oct 22, 12:37 PM   Comments [0]

Last full week before apps come due! I’ve spent a good amount of time constructing detailed outlines and meeting with my recommenders to discuss my story and the perspective I’d like them to portray. A good piece of advice I...

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