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The 4 Biggest Mistakes People Make on the GRE (And How to Avoid Them!)

By - Jun 26, 12:28 PM   Comments [0]

Plato famously said that “courage is knowing what not to fear.” On the GRE, it can be equally said that a big part of success is knowing what not to do. Much is taught in articles like this about things you should do to boost...

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Contemplating a Career in Data Science/Business Analytics?

By - Jun 23, 00:05 AM   Comments [0]

Since we recorded this interview, the Wall Street Journal published a short article discussing the strong demand for tech skills around the world. Apparently the area with the greatest gap between supply and demand is Big data/analytics, where 39% of IT leaders feel there is...

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Emory Goizueta 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 22, 23:48 PM   Comments [0]

Taken together, these essay questions cover a lot of ground: your professional path and plans, your alignment with the program’s core values, and who you are as a person.  Moreover, this vast ground is covered in few words – these essays are short, requiring tough...

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How to Stay Within Essay Word Limits by Reducing Verbal Verbosity

By - Jun 22, 03:08 AM   Comments [0]

Most applicants – whether applying to med school, law school, business school, or any other grad school or college program – need to deal with rigid character or word limits when writing their application essays or personal statements. You may start out thinking that you...

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GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey Results 2016

By - Jun 22, 02:56 AM   Comments [0]

GMAC just released its 2016 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report. 109 graduate business schools participated in the GMAC survey in February and March of this year, and the survey reflects the responses of 842 employers from 530 companies in 40 countries around the world who recruit...

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Future Harvard Business School MBAs – Tune in on Wednesday!

By - Jun 21, 01:49 AM   Comments [0]

You have just a few more days until our webinar, Get Accepted to Harvard Business School, airs live! If you plan on applying to Harvard Business School, then make sure you catch the important advice that Linda will cover in Get Accepted to Harvard Business School. The webinar will...

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NYU Stern 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 19, 13:13 PM   Comments [0]

Stern clearly likes what it received from applicants last year: It is not tweaking, changing, adding to, or subtracting from last year's essay questions. My tips are in blue below. Our Stern essay questions give you the opportunity to more fully present yourself to the Admissions Committee...

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Harvard Business School: Engaged Community Citizenship

By - Jun 19, 13:01 PM   Comments [0]

This is not about “community service” -- it’s not about doing halo-worthy things in your free time. (Though neither HBS nor I will discourage that, and “engaged community citizenship” and “community service” certainly can overlap.) Community service is an activity that you do; engaged community citizenship...

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Wharton 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 19, 02:14 AM   Comments [0]

Last year, Wharton didn't change its essays after years of shrinking its application. This year it reversed course. It modified slightly the first required question and added a second required question in response to student feedback. According to an interview on Poets and Quants with Wharton...

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Harvard Business School: Analytical Aptitude And Appetite

By - Jun 19, 02:03 AM   Comments [0]

So HBS wants “analytical aptitude and appetite.” What is there to add? I mean, it’s pretty obvious. We didn’t really need HBS to say it. Yet they did say it. Maybe it’s not as obvious as it sounds. Let’s take a look. Analytical: This concept encompasses a...

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