Author Archive - Admissionado

Using Thought Bubbles To Eliminate Clichés In MBA Application Essays

By - Feb 28, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

This may very well be the single most common concern of hopeful MBA applicants… “Is talking about (x) in my application essays going to come across as too cliché?” And we usually have a very simple answer for that question: “If you think you’ve gone and sparked up...

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Dealing With Admissions Rejections

By - Feb 25, 08:02 AM   Comments [0]

What do you do when you are rejected from your first choice school? As admissions consultants, we are always cognizant of the fact that our work has the potential to dramatically alter the lives of our clients. Decision letters will roll in over the next few...

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Diversifying diversity: Why now is a great time to apply for business school from a smaller market

By - Feb 20, 06:50 AM   Comments [0]

Last season we had an extraordinary success story here at Admissionado. A client got in to every school he applied to: Harvard, Wharton, Booth—a clean sweep, all the top programs. Not uncommon for us, except… this client didn’t initially seem strong enough. Let’s talk profile:...

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The State of the (MBA) Union: International students two years into the Trump administration

By - Feb 11, 06:59 AM   Comments [0]

The 2016 presidential election caused much anxiety in business school admissions departments. In the habit of training future executives from around the world, U.S. B-school administrators read two conflicting messages in Trump’s rhetoric: The desire to reduce immigration overall, and Admiration for a Canadian- or...

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Management Experience for Your MBA Application: Necessary or Cherry on Top?

By - Feb 4, 19:23 PM   Comments [0]

If you’re thinking about applying to business school, you may be wondering if you need management experience to do it. There are many factors that MBA programs consider when evaluating applicants, and your professional track record certainly plays a key role. In fact, some schools...

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Master of Finance Deadlines: September 2019 Intake

By - Feb 1, 14:25 PM   Comments [0]

If you’ve been considering a Master of Finance degree, but haven’t applied yet, you still have a chance to start in September 2019. However, you’ll have to act fast if you want to be competitive! MFin programs are usually contained within a university’s business school,...

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Admissionado’s Guide to Navigating Rolling Admissions

By - Jan 29, 08:25 AM   Comments [0]

Deadlines are stressful things. You etch the date into your mind, and it begins to loom over everything in your life. You may feel a lurching in your stomach late at night, or look back with regret at a carefree weekend that ought to have...

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U.S. Government Shutdown: Will this affect university admissions?

By - Jan 25, 11:02 AM   Comments [0]

Cable news hysterics aside, government shutdowns are usually brief, quotidian frustrations that ruin a few vacations in national parks and give government employees some paid days off.  However, as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history stretches near a month, some of our clients have...

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R3 & R4 MBA Deadlines (2019)

By - Jan 23, 13:29 PM   Comments [0]

January may be the peak of the MBA application season, but it’s definitely not the end. In the traditional three-round U.S. MBA application season, the next batch of deadlines would be “Round 3” around the end of March (Round 1 was mid-September, Round 2 early...

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“Should I Write My Own Recommendation Letter?”

By - Jan 16, 05:24 AM   Comments [0]

Maybe your recommender of choice is just too busy right now, or maybe you’re not so confident in their ability to get it done, or to do it well. Besides, you know how your solid your work has been, you know your own strengths, you...

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