Author Archive - StratusAdmissionsCounseling

Plan B for Your MBA Applications: Five Things to Think About

By - Nov 25, 14:42 PM   Comments [0]

As Round 1 MBA decisions start rolling in, in terms of both admits and invitations to interview, now is the time to think about a Plan B—including MBA programs that you now wish to target for Round 2. Let me begin by reassuring you that there...

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Congrats on Submitting Your MBA Application – What to Do Next (Part 1)

By - Nov 18, 12:34 PM   Comments [0]

Kudos to all of you who successfully got your Round 1 MBA applications in on time! For some of you, that may have meant some late nights polishing your essays, fumbling through the online applications, and bugging your recommenders. For others, it may have been more...

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HOW TO NAIL THE CBS 2020-21 ESSAY PROMPTS

By - Jun 24, 12:53 PM   Comments [0]

Like many of us, Columbia Business School just wants to be loved. For a successful candidate that means making it clear to CBS that it is your first (and possibly only) choice for business school, and that you possess the leadership qualities to succeed. If this...

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JUNE PRE-MBA TO DO LIST

By - Jun 3, 14:37 PM   Comments [0]

IF YOU INTEND TO SUBMIT BUSINESS SCHOOL APPLICATIONS IN ROUND 1, YOU HAVE 100 DAYS (POSSIBLY FEWER) UNTIL THE FIRST DEADLINES. Before you read on, visit the websites of ALL of the programs you are considering and sign up to receive information. You will be notified...

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RESEARCHING MBA PROGRAMS FROM AFAR

By - May 4, 14:21 PM   Comments [0]

IF EVER THERE WAS A YEAR WHEN MBA PROGRAMS COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND WHY YOU HAVE NOT VISITED THEIR SCHOOL, THIS IS THE YEAR.Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, it will be very difficult for most applicants to visit an MBA program between now and Round 1...

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MBA PREPARATION SPRING CLEAN UP – SIX TIPS FOR APRIL

By - Apr 21, 14:30 PM   Comments [0]

Now that spring is here, time to do some cleaning up! Take a moment in-between dusting and vacuuming to organize your MBA applications as well. 1. Articulate Why MBA? And Why Now? Earning an MBA should be a transformational experience. For two years, you grow your skills,...

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THE DO-OVER: 5 TIPS FOR BUSINESS SCHOOL REAPPLICANTS

By - Apr 1, 14:50 PM   Comments [0]

If you did not get the news you wanted last year in the MBA Admissions process, you may be wondering how to approach the reapplication process. Once you have allowed yourself time to accept the disappointment, here are five tips for approaching this next application...

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TOP SIX THINGS TO DO WHILE ON AN MBA WAIT LIST

By - Mar 26, 14:51 PM   Comments [0]

Round 2 decisions are out and you are not in. Bummer. The good news is that you were NOT denied! Here are six tips for what you can do while you are on an MBA waiting list. 1. BREATHE. RELAX. Seriously, you are still in play. Celebrate!...

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FIVE WAYS TO SPARKLE ON YOUR SKYPE INTERVIEWS

By - Mar 18, 09:17 AM   Comments [0]

If you can master the Skype interview, your chances for MBA admission are greatly enhanced. Here are five tips that can ensure your next Skype interview is a sparkling success. Chances are you may find yourself doing a Skype interview at least once during the MBA...

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SIX THINGS TO DO IN MARCH TO PREPARE FOR MBA APPLICATIONS

By - Mar 12, 13:28 PM   Comments [0]

Six months may seem like a long lead time to prepare for applying to business school, but there is a LOT more than just writing essays that needs to be done between now and September submission deadlines. If you weren’t following along last month, check out...

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