The 2018-19 Wharton Team-Based Discussion: What To Expect

By - Nov 14, 07:43 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business has made a couple of updates to its interview questions and format for 2018. Wharton has chosen to cut the one-minute individual elevator pitch for each applicant. This means that you’ll have to be even more strategic...

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Is a U.S. MBA Still Worth It?

By - Nov 9, 03:35 AM   Comments [0]

As we’ve discussed MBA application volumes to U.S. schools have declined. conveniently coinciding with a stark change in the political atmosphere in the U.S. International applicants may be right to take pause before pursuing a U.S. MBA—what are my chances of landing a job in the...

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Crafting Credible Short-Term MBA Goals

By - Nov 8, 03:35 AM   Comments [0]

At some point on every MBA application, you will have to state a short-term goal and make no mistake this is a key piece of your application. Regardless of how strong your undergraduate GPA is or how great your work experience, if you can’t state...

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Some Focus Tips for MBA Scholarship Apps

By - Nov 7, 11:39 AM   Comments [0]

Unless you’re literally made of money, an MBA costs a pretty penny. Combining tuition and living expenses with the opportunity cost of all those coins you’re missing out on by not working for two years, the financial burden of an MBA can be a deterring...

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Discussing Startup Failures in MBA Essays

By - Nov 5, 23:00 PM   Comments [0]

Starting a business is hard. According to Harvard Business School’s  Shikhar Ghosh, three-quarters of new startups with venture capital backing will eventually fail. We regularly work with clients who have been brave enough to try and start a new business and failed, and who now...

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How To Nail The MBA “Impact Essays”

By - Nov 5, 10:09 AM   Comments [0]

Several MBA applications ask applicants what their plans are for making an impact on their classmates and in the school’s community. For example, Cornell’s Johnson School of Business asks: Please indicate the opportunities for impact that you’ve identified through engagement with our community and describe how...

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How NOT to Name-Drop in MBA Essays

By - Oct 30, 06:23 AM   Comments [0]

One of the most effective tools to use in an MBA admissions essay is the name drop. Whether it’s talking about an interaction you had with a current student, alumni, or professor, the name drop can show adcoms that you’ve really made an effort to...

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Backing Up Career Buzzwords in MBA Applications

By - Oct 29, 08:02 AM   Comments [0]

Every MBA application season seems to have its trending buzzwords. A couple of years ago every other applicant we worked with wanted to become an entrepreneur. This year, “technology management” seems to be the skill that every MBA candidate is looking for. Education marketing company Carrington...

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Discussing MBA Short-Term Goal Alternatives

By - Oct 25, 09:48 AM   Comments [0]

After asking applicants about their short-term and long-term career goals after graduation, Fuqua’s MBA application asks candidates an interesting question: Life is full of uncertainties, and plans and circumstances can change. As a result, navigating a career requires you to be adaptable. Should the short-term goals...

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Discussing Humble Leadership in MBA Essays

By - Oct 24, 12:46 PM   Comments [0]

A recent Financial Times article by London Business School Professor of Organizational Behaviour Daniel Cable argues that today’s MBA graduates need to adopt the idea of “humble leadership.” According to Professor Cable, humble leaders put aside older dictatorial business leadership styles in place of an...

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