Where’s the Poetry? The Secret Ingredient in Your Graduate Application Essays

By - Nov 15, 03:04 AM   Comments [0]

Strategy will necessarily guide your selection of essay topics, anecdotes/examples, and structure. Yet an essay built on calculation alone, even if the strategy is spot on, will often disappoint. Logically it all makes sense. But it doesn’t take flight. Poetry can be the secret ingredient to make your application...

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With the “Chicago Approach,” Who Gets into Booth?

By - Nov 15, 02:59 AM   Comments [0]

This is part 2 in a series about the "Chicago Approach." If you missed part 1, check it out here. Introducing 4 Chicago Booth Students:  Qi:  A female Chinese investment banker (who is also a fashion blogger). Goals: A leadership role in Chinese PE or VC focusing on consumer...

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GMAT Question of the Day (November 15)

By - Nov 15, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math If an athlete ran the first half of a 200-meter race in 10 seconds and the second half in 12 seconds, by how much was his average speed over the first half larger than that over the second? A. 2.0 kmh B. 3.0 kmh C. 3.6 kmh D. 6.0...

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‘Creativity’ and Business School Essays

By - Nov 14, 16:16 PM   Comments [0]

Having worked with MBA applicants on their application essays in the past five years, I have observed that every year the application essay writing is getting more and more challenging for the applicants. In this highly competitive admissions process,  admission essays  distinguish them from the...

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Big Factors in Why Verbal Scores Can Drop on Test Day

By - Nov 14, 16:10 PM   Comments [0]

by Rich Cohen Rich.C@empowergmat.com www.EMPOWERgmat.com Recently, someone who is currently studying for the GMAT asked for my insights into why so many GMATers seem to experience a big drop in their Verbal Scaled Scores between their practice CATs and Test Day. The discussion was detailed and...

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Work in Finance? Don’t Make These Common MBA Application Mistakes

By - Nov 14, 09:34 AM   Comments [0]

As an MBA applicant with a background in finance, you’re no doubt wondering how to stand out from your equally impressive peers. No matter how remarkable your pedigree, the truth is that no business school wants an entire class filled with individuals of the same...

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GMAT Question of the Day (November 14)

By - Nov 14, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math   If set consists of even number of integers, is the median of set negative? (1) Exactly half of all elements of set are positive. (2) The largest negative element of set is -1. Question Discussion &...

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The “Chicago (Booth) Approach”: The Three I’s

By - Nov 13, 23:57 PM   Comments [0]

Inquiry, Insight, Impact – Booth’s MBA adcom uses those “three I’s” to express Booth’s approach and culture. Taken together, in that order, they also represent a process: • from inquiry, • one gains insight, • and applies this insight to achieve impact. To put it another way, insight is...

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A Former Officer in the Military Takes His Experience to Chicago Booth

By - Nov 13, 11:53 AM   Comments [0]

This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. And now for a chat with Aviv Shalgi..... Accepted: We’d like to get to know you! Where are you from? Where and what...

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Writing About Your Experiences Abroad

By - Nov 13, 11:44 AM   Comments [0]

You’ve done it – you studied, worked, or volunteered abroad and now you want to include part of this in your personal statement. Maybe you want to show that you’ve experienced a different culture or that you’ve managed to go outside of your comfort zone....

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