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Cornell Johnson’s “Back of The Resume” Essay Analysis & Strategy

By - Jul 13, 09:24 AM   Comments [0]

Whether Cornell Johnson is on your target list of business schools or not, its new “back of the resume” essay prompt is instructive for anyone looking to get the MBA admissions committee’s attention. Why? Like all top business schools, Cornell Johnson wants to know what you’ll bring...

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Navigating Student Loan Repayment Plans

By - Jul 3, 12:59 PM   Comments [0]

Thinking of pursuing an MBA, but also among the 70 percent of college graduates carrying student loan debt? Given that the standard repayment timeline is a decade, it’s not unreasonable to wonder about the feasibility of funding for business school while simultaneously paying back your student loans...

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New: Wharton’s 2018-2019 Essays + Deadlines for Yale, Kellogg, Ross, Tuck & More

By - Jun 5, 12:03 PM   Comments [0]

Wharton just announced a new MBA essay question for its 2018-2019 application. Meanwhile Yale SOM, Kellogg, Tuck, Ross and UCLA Anderson announced admissions deadlines for the class of 2021 (See all deadlines for top b-schools in the chart at end.) The timing of Wharton’s essay release is terrific...

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Columbia’s New Essay Questions & Writing on Your Failures

By - May 22, 18:44 PM   Comments [0]

As of yesterday, Columbia’s 2018-2019 application is available, and it’s notable that CBS is debuting two new essay questions (three are required). CBS’s new #3 essay question piques our interest: “Please provide an example of a team failure of which you have been a part. If given...

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Choosing an MBA Loan: Federal vs. Private Borrowing Options

By - May 7, 18:42 PM   Comments [0]

If you’re considering business school, you’re probably aware of the substantial income boost an MBA can provide, particularly from a top program. At the same time, that future return requires a substantial up-front investment, one that can be impractical (or impossible) to pay out-of-pocket. To help...

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WHARTON ANNOUNCES 2018-19 DEADLINES & TBA NEW ESSAYS

By - May 7, 06:55 AM   Comments [0]

This just in: Wharton announced application deadlines for the class of 2021, with R1 slated for Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Just like HBS, which recently announced its new deadlines, Wharton’s Round 2 applications will be due on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Candidates looking to apply in...

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Deadlines Announced for the 2018-2019 MBA Admissions Season

By - Apr 19, 09:57 AM   Comments [0]

We’re off and running: Harvard Business School just announced an R1 deadline for the Class of 2021 of Wednesday, September 5, 2018. And to keep everyone on their toes over the holidays, the HBS R2 deadline is Thursday, January 3, 2019. Columbia Business School, the only top US...

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Harvard Business School’s 2019 MBA Deadlines

By - Apr 19, 09:57 AM   Comments [0]

We’re off and running: Harvard Business School just announced an R1 deadline for the Class of 2021 of Wednesday, September 5, 2018. And to keep everyone on their toes over the holidays, the HBS R2 deadline is Thursday, January 3, 2019. Columbia Business School, the only top US...

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GMAT Changes & What They Mean for You

By - Apr 11, 13:28 PM   Comments [0]

The new changes to the GMAT exam announced last week by GMAC are prompting an exhale for anyone who is preparing for the exam. The headline-grabbing news was that the GMAT will be 30 minutes shorter due to a new, slimmer format that shaves 23 minutes...

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Maximizing Your Personal Interaction With Business Schools

By - Mar 30, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

Part 2 of this article highlights key dos and don’ts for making the best possible impression at the key touchpoints for personal interaction offered by your top MBA programs.  I had hundreds of memorable interactions with prospective students when I served as Yale SOM’s Deputy Director...

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