Author Archive - Admissionado

Gendered Writing: How Women can “Lean in” to Their B-school Apps

By - May 27, 07:31 AM   Comments [0]

With the percentage of female applicants to graduate business programs on the rise year over year—women made up 42% of applicants in 2017, compared with 37% in 2013—perhaps the future really is female. There are any number of reasons for this uptick: business education has...

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Leadership is a Buzzword. Here’s How to Use it Well.

By - May 24, 02:45 AM   Comments [0]

It’s no secret that MBAs are looking to produce the world’s next generation of leaders. And that explains why the idea of “leadership” forms a big part of nearly every application essay prompt. But what does it actually mean to be a leader? The term...

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LGBTQ & MBA: How to Work Your Sexual Orientation into Your MBA Applications.

By - May 22, 02:27 AM   Comments [0]

In recent years, an increasing number of top MBA programs have begun giving applicants the option to disclose their sexual orientation in their application. But for those programs that don’t explicitly give this option, and even for those that do (checking a box isn’t really...

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Where Billionaires Went to School

By - May 21, 11:42 AM   Comments [0]

Billionaires—love them, hate them, or love to hate them—run our world. The top one percent controls 45% of all wealth according to Credit Suisse, a number which doesn’t even try to take into account the $32 trillion hidden in tax havens (about half of planetary...

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Younger, Older, Just Right: The Widening Age Range of MBA Students

By - May 17, 07:01 AM   Comments [0]

Last season, we encountered a novel problem with one of our deferred admissions program clients. The young man had written about his desire to attend networking events on campus, and we encouraged him to get more specific. We suggested a happy hour series in his...

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Using Quotes in Your MBA Essays is a Red Flag

By - May 15, 04:10 AM   Comments [0]

“As I received my bachelor’s degree in marketing, looking out on the crowd and seeing my imperious mother’s gaze, all I could think of was a quote from Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, ‘She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we...

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Business School Application Failure Essays Series – Part IV: Organizing The Essay

By - May 13, 03:32 AM   Comments [0]

[Don’t forget to dig into Part I, Part II and Part III of this series! Wahoo!] Dartmouth Tuck used to ask applicants to “tell us about a time you: received tough feedback, experienced failure, or disappointed yourself or others. How did you respond, and what...

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Business School Application Failure Essays Series – Part III: Disappointed Others

By - May 10, 03:32 AM   Comments [0]

[Don’t forget to dig into Part I and Part II of this series! Wahoo!] Dartmouth Tuck used to ask applicants to “tell us about a time you: received tough feedback, experienced failure, or disappointed yourself or others. How did you respond, and what did you learn...

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Business School Application Failure Essays Series – Part II: Experienced Failure

By - May 8, 03:31 AM   Comments [0]

[Don’t forget to dig into Part I of this series! Wahoo!] Dartmouth Tuck used to ask applicants to “tell us about a time you: received tough feedback, experienced failure, or disappointed yourself or others. How did you respond, and what did you learn about yourself as...

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Business School Application Failure Essays Series – Part I: Received Tough Feedback

By - May 6, 03:28 AM   Comments [0]

Dartmouth Tuck used to ask applicants to “tell us about a time you: received tough feedback, experienced failure, or disappointed yourself or others. How did you respond, and what did you learn about yourself as a result?” The multi-part question is a lot to bite off,...

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