Author Archive - Admissionado

How To Nail The MBA “Impact Essays”

By - Nov 5, 10:09 AM   Comments [0]

Several MBA applications ask applicants what their plans are for making an impact on their classmates and in the school’s community. For example, Cornell’s Johnson School of Business asks: Please indicate the opportunities for impact that you’ve identified through engagement with our community and describe how...

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How NOT to Name-Drop in MBA Essays

By - Oct 30, 06:23 AM   Comments [0]

One of the most effective tools to use in an MBA admissions essay is the name drop. Whether it’s talking about an interaction you had with a current student, alumni, or professor, the name drop can show adcoms that you’ve really made an effort to...

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Backing Up Career Buzzwords in MBA Applications

By - Oct 29, 08:02 AM   Comments [0]

Every MBA application season seems to have its trending buzzwords. A couple of years ago every other applicant we worked with wanted to become an entrepreneur. This year, “technology management” seems to be the skill that every MBA candidate is looking for. Education marketing company Carrington...

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Discussing MBA Short-Term Goal Alternatives

By - Oct 25, 09:48 AM   Comments [0]

After asking applicants about their short-term and long-term career goals after graduation, Fuqua’s MBA application asks candidates an interesting question: Life is full of uncertainties, and plans and circumstances can change. As a result, navigating a career requires you to be adaptable. Should the short-term goals...

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Discussing Humble Leadership in MBA Essays

By - Oct 24, 12:46 PM   Comments [0]

A recent Financial Times article by London Business School Professor of Organizational Behaviour Daniel Cable argues that today’s MBA graduates need to adopt the idea of “humble leadership.” According to Professor Cable, humble leaders put aside older dictatorial business leadership styles in place of an...

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Presenting Niche Long-Term Goals in MBA Essays

By - Oct 18, 07:49 AM   Comments [0]

Many b-school applicants struggle to craft goals that set them apart from every other candidate. As a result, there’s a seemingly endless stream of articles and advice columns offering insight into how to make that consulting or tech management goal “unique.” But what about the...

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MBA Leadership and Teamwork From Remote Work

By - Oct 17, 12:26 PM   Comments [0]

In an increasingly globalized and technologically connected world, more and more people are getting the option of working from home… or coffee shops, bed & breakfasts, tropical locations, airplanes on the way to those tropical locations… you get the point. For those of you not tied...

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Are Your MBA Goals Complimentary?

By - Oct 16, 05:57 AM   Comments [0]

Almost every MBA application devotes at least one essay to your goals. That’s the point of an MBA, right? To help you get where you’re trying to go? Because of this, knowing your goals (and having good ones!) is one of the most important aspects...

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“Quantifying” Your Humanities Degree for an MBA

By - Oct 15, 13:25 PM   Comments [0]

The world of business is often about numbers, and MBA admissions essays aren’t so different. In your essays, you’re often pushed to quantify your claims when at all possible by using comparative statistics such as revenue growth before and after your innovation was implemented, percent decrease...

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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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