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Tuesday Tips: Kelley School of Business at Indiana University 2018 Essay Tips

By - Aug 1, 08:31 AM   Comments [0]

Kelley School of Business at Indiana University is a top-tier business school with an innovative program. From the moment you decide to attend Kelley you will be focusing on your career and leadership development. Before you start classes, you will be part of an orientation...

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Be Concise in Your MBA Essays

By - Jul 31, 09:26 AM   Comments [0]

Have you heard of the STAR interview technique? It’s when an interviewer asks you a behavioral question (which usually begins, “Tell me about a time when you…”) and you respond by laying out the Situation, the Task you were given, the Action you took, and...

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HEC Paris Deadlines for September 2018 Intake

By - Jul 28, 12:10 PM   Comments [0]

The following are the MBA application deadlines for the HEC Paris September 2018 intake. Round 1 Application due: August 15, 2017 Decision released: September 14, 2017 Round 2 Application due: September 15, 2017 Decision released: October 12, 2017 Round 3 Application due: October 15, 2017 Decision released: November 16, 2017 Round 4 Application due: November 15,...

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HEC Paris Fall 2018 MBA Essays

By - Jul 28, 11:41 AM   Comments [0]

Applications for the HEC Paris MBA September 2018 intake are now open, and the following are the required essay questions found within the application. Essay 1. Why are you applying to the HEC MBA Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career...

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Which MBA Program Option is Right for You?

By - Jul 28, 08:30 AM   Comments [0]

If you are early in your MBA application process you may be considering a range of options from where you may pursue an MBA to which type of MBA program you should consider. The most important aspect to consider in these decisions is your ultimate...

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USC Marshall School Fall 2018 Application Deadlines

By - Jul 27, 11:31 AM   Comments [0]

The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California has posted the following MBA application deadlines for the 2017-18 admissions season. Round 1 Application due: October 15, 2017 Decision released: December 31, 2017 Round 2 Application due: January 5, 2018 Decision released: March 31, 2018 Round 3 Application due: March 1,...

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USC Marshall Fall 2018 MBA Essays

By - Jul 27, 11:19 AM   Comments [0]

The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California has posted the following MBA essay questions for the 2017-18 admissions season. Essay #1 What is your specific, immediate short-term career goal upon completion of your MBA? Please include an intended position, function, and industry in your...

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3 Ways to Explain a Job Loss in the MBA Application

By - Jul 26, 08:19 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com If you’re feeling anxious about explaining a gap in employment history in your MBA application, take heart. The members of the admissions committee are human beings who will empathize with someone who has faced a lay-off...

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The Bigger Picture: How Can We Ever Know When It’s The Last Time?

By - Jul 25, 11:38 AM   Comments [0]

Last night, my two girls decided they wanted to crash in bed with Mom and Dad. When we woke in the morning, groggy and cranky, my husband and I both complained about being kicked and cramped, covers stolen throughout the night, knees in our backs,...

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Tuesday Tips: Duke Fuqua Fall 2018 MBA Essay Tips

By - Jul 25, 10:27 AM   Comments [0]

Duke University’s  Fuqua School of Business is a community focused MBA program seeking candidates who can navigate an interconnected world. Looking for both thinkers and doers, the Admissions committee wants to see people who are excited to join Team Fuqua. The Fuqua culture is more about...

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