“I’m Smart, Really I Am!” Proving Character Traits in Your Essays

By - Aug 8, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

When you write an application essay or statement of purpose, you’re trying to accomplish several goals at once: (a) You need to prove your worthiness to be accepted to your target school, while (b) also showing the adcom that you have desirable character traits that your program...

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Pop Quiz: How Should You Prepare for the GRE?

By - Aug 7, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

True or False? Some people are natural test-takers who won’t need to study at all and will still ace the GRE. FALSE! Even the smartest among us still need to prepare for something as difficult and weighty as the GRE. The more focused prep you do using...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines [2019 – 2020]

By - Aug 7, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Are you a team leader? Are you committed to sustainable enterprise? Are you seeking resources and intellectual capital needed to shape both business and government? Are you a motivated, goal-oriented, innovative individual? UNC Kenan-Flagler adcoms are interested in seeing your multidimensional personality and capabilities. Your...

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Your MBA Goals Essay: Get Ready, Get Set, THINK!

By - Aug 6, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

You’ll be applying to b-school this fall, aiming for the Round 1 deadlines. You may also be working full-time, juggling a few other responsibilities, and perhaps trying to hike up that GMAT score. What should you be doing now? Thinking about why you want to go to...

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When is the Best Time to Take the GRE?

By - Aug 6, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re applying to graduate or business school, it’s likely that you need to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for admission. The GRE is a standardized test that covers a broad range of quantitative and verbal topics and requires ample preparation time, so you...

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5 MBA Reapplication Lessons

By - Aug 2, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

MBA admissions is tough at top schools. If you were rejected last year and are trying again, you definitely want a different outcome this time around. What can you do to increase your chances of admissions this year? Tips for reapplicants Reevaluate your school choicesInstead of applying to dream...

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Do You Have a Sound GRE Game Plan?

By - Aug 1, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

You dream of going to graduate school. You have the grades, the experience, and the goals to make you an excellent candidate, but you worry that the GRE will stand between you and successful admission. Fortunately, the GRE is a beatable test, and on Monday, August 12th at...

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Making Friends With the GRE: How To Overcome Test Anxiety and Perform at Your Best

By - Jul 31, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

“I can’t stop trembling…I can’t eat…I cry for little or no reason…I am just so nervous.” All of this from Janelle, a prospective graduate student on her response to scheduling a GRE test date. I was not surprised that Janelle was nervous as almost all prospective...

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Stanford MSx Application Essay Tips & Deadlines [2019-2020]

By - Jul 31, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Both the relatively complex MSx application form and your resume will establish you as a leader in your organization (and possibly even your domain), and that leadership experience is essential if you want to be a qualified MSx applicant. It’s important, but it’s just a...

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How This Wharton MBA Created Her Women’s Workwear Brand

By - Jul 30, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Learn how real students navigate their way through the business school admissions process and b-school itself with our What is Business School Really Like? series. Meet Melina, a recent Wharton MBA graduate and the founder of Keaton, a woman’s workwear brand dedicated to empowering women to look, feel,...

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