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Indiana Kelley 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 2, 13:17 PM   Comments [0]

These questions are a straightforward mix of professional and personal.  The adcom wants assurance that you have a clear professional focus and a solid plan for using the Kelley MBA resources.  Beyond that, they’re looking for engaging applicants who are willing to share their life...

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Individual Mobile Test Prep and the MIT Sloan MBA Who Created It

By - Jun 2, 01:39 AM   Comments [0]

Would you like to combine a slick, personalized mobile test prep app with access to individual tutoring?  Stick around! Meet Elad Shoushan, a former pro-basketball player in Israel who attended the Technion, Israel’s MIT, got into coding big time, and worked for GE Healthcare. Just before...

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Disclosing a Learning Disability

By - May 31, 11:40 AM   Comments [1]

Learning disabilities such as dyslexia or ADHD fall under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Those laws assure you of your right to obtain reasonable accommodation for education. As such, admissions offices cannot discriminate against you because of your disability...

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Analyzing Your GMAT Score: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

By - May 31, 11:21 AM   Comments [0]

Do you need a perfect score on your GMAT to gain acceptance to a top-tier business school? No. But you definitely need your score to be high enough so that your application is seriously considered, so that the rest of your application isn’t fighting an...

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Michigan Ross 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - May 31, 02:53 AM   Comments [0]

Michigan Ross changed slightly its first question this year and reduced the number of words available to you for the second essay question. It also allows you to write an Optional Statement. I'm not sure if that was available last year.   Before you sit down...

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LinkedIn Your Application, Part 3

By - May 29, 11:01 AM   Comments [0]

Sue saw on LinkedIn that Nicole is a current student at her target MBA program and from a similar background to her own. Sue had a lot of questions about the program, so she sent Nicole a LinkedIn inMail message to see if she was...

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Catching Up with Vandana About Kellogg, Apple & International Applicant Tips

By - May 29, 01:57 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 Vandana Sathpathy, a student at Northwestern Kellogg. (We first met Vandana last year – you can read...

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Stanford GSB Names Jonathan Levin New Dean

By - May 26, 11:45 AM   Comments [0]

A Stanford GSB news article states that Jonathan Levin, former chair of the Stanford Department of Economics, will replace the top business school's current dean, Garth Saloner, as of September 1, 2016. Saloner resigned after serving as dean for the last seven years. Levin, a renowned...

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LinkedIn and Your Application, Part 2

By - May 25, 12:07 PM   Comments [0]

Earlier this week, I talked about the importance of updating your LinkedIn profile and shared tips for a strong Headline and Summary. Today, I’m going to address the Experience and Education sections of a powerful LinkedIn profile. Experience LinkedIn allows you to list every position you’ve...

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GMAT & MBA Admissions: True or False?

By - May 25, 10:58 AM   Comments [0]

It’s time to test your GMAT knowledge. How much do you know about this important b-school entrance exam? 1. The GMAT is one of the first elements in your application the adcoms will look at. True!  While the GMAT is not always the determining factor for admission, it can be...

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