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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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The MBA Career Search and Life as a Chicago Booth MBA

By - Jun 15, 23:34 PM   Comments [0]

The MBA career search and life as a Chicago Booth MBA – today on Admissions Straight Talk. We are joined today by the co-founders of Transparent MBA: Mitch Kirby, Alyssa Jaffee, and Kevin Marvinac who are also all students at Chicago Booth. [0:35] Mitch graduated from Princeton...

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Is a Harvard MBA in Your Future?

By - Jun 15, 13:07 PM   Comments [0]

If you want to answer that question with a resounding “yes,” you need to tune in to our upcoming webinar, Get Accepted to Harvard Business School. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 22nd at 10am PT/1pm ET and at 5pm PT/8pm ET. Join us live...

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What Harvard Business School is Looking For: The Habit Of Leadership

By - Jun 14, 10:54 AM   Comments [0]

Thank you, Harvard Business School. IMHO, that’s what applicants should think when they visit the program’s website and find “habit of leadership” on its “Who are we looking for?” admissions page. It’s common knowledge that HBS values leadership, but with this phrase, the adcom succinctly expresses...

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Writing Effective Waitlist Letters: A Quiz

By - Jun 13, 00:47 AM   Comments [0]

Think you know how to write an effective waitlist letter? Test your knowledge with the following quiz: 1. Waitlist letters may be three or more single-spaced pages long: (a) if the applicant has a lot of accomplishments to talk about (b) they should never exceed two pages (c) if...

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Emory’s Juris Master Program: Law for Non-Lawyers

By - Jun 8, 23:44 PM   Comments [0]

A one-year law school for non-lawyers: join us for a conversation about Emory’s Juris Master. Meet Dr. Lynn Labuda, the director of Emory’s Juris Master program. After years of working in business, she earned her EMBA from Emory’s Goizueta School of Business in 2007, and her...

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How to Apply Successfully to Harvard Business School

By - Jun 7, 11:53 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re applying to HBS, then you’ll want to attend Accepted’s upcoming webinar, Get Accepted to Harvard Business School. During the webinar, Linda Abraham, Accepted’s CEO and founder, will discuss important application tips that apply specifically to Harvard’s application, including 4 key steps for HBS acceptance and...

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