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How to Create a Career Vision For Your MBA Application

By - Aug 6, 15:34 PM   Comments [0]

Articulating your career vision is one of the most critical elements of your entire business school application. A strong career vision not only helps you stand out in the MBA application process, it’s essential for your admissions interviews. It will also help you hit the ground...

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How to Answer the New Berkeley Haas MBA Essay Questions

By - Jul 26, 08:58 AM   Comments [0]

Berkeley Haas revamped all of its essay questions for the 2019-2020 application season (two mandatory, one optional). Gone is the invitation to outline your immediate post-MBA goals and the tricky, Hemingwayesque six-word story prompt. The sentiment behind  Haas’s optional, two -sentence question remains intact, albeit slightly...

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How to Answer Stanford GSB’s Essay: What Matters Most To You and Why?

By - Jul 19, 15:54 PM   Comments [0]

In opening its application for the 2019-2020 cycle, Stanford GSB demonstrated that its iconic essay question persists for well over a decade: What matters most to you, and why? This elegant query embodies the sentiment ‘simple but not easy.’ It demands a level of profound self-awareness and...

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Stanford GSB’s Notorious Essay & Why Everyone Should Answer It

By - Jul 19, 15:54 PM   Comments [0]

In opening its application for the 2019-2020 cycle, Stanford GSB demonstrated that its iconic essay question persists for well over a decade: What matters most to you, and why? This elegant query embodies the sentiment ‘simple but not easy.’ It demands a level of profound self-awareness and...

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Brand-building & Storytelling for the MBA: Your How-To Guide

By - Jul 13, 06:19 AM   Comments [0]

We all have a personal brand, regardless of whether or not you intentionally manage it (and if you don’t, let this be your impetus to start). In short, your personal brand encompasses what you represent, what you stand for and what comes front of mind to...

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Tips on Financial Aid for Part-Time MBAs

By - Jul 12, 16:03 PM   Comments [0]

The harsh reality is that scholarships and grants for part-time MBA students are limited. Many institutions who award scholarships to part-time students offer small awards, and they may not be renewed after the first year, or even first term. Part-time programs often assume that your...

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7 Essential Tips for GMAT Prep

By - Jun 26, 08:30 AM   Comments [0]

Business schools have reported a significant rise in GMAT averages over the last 15 years. Last fall, the average GMAT score was 732 for the incoming classes of Stanford GSB, Wharton and Kellogg, and for HBS it was 730. And while your GMAT score is just...

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5 Top Tips: Reapply to Harvard Business School

By - Jun 24, 13:28 PM   Comments [0]

Don’t presume that Harvard Business School isn’t interested in your candidacy solely because you’ve been rejected before. Often, MBA candidates endure more than one application cycle before securing a coveted place at their dream school. Furthermore, approximately 10 percent of HBS candidates apply more than once....

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Positioning A Post-MBA Pivot to Consulting In Your Business School Applications

By - Jun 21, 10:52 AM   Comments [0]

The possibility of making a career transition to consulting from an unrelated discipline is the motivating factor for many a business school candidate, especially given the willingness of consulting firms to recruit MBAs from a broad spectrum of backgrounds. The challenge, however, is that “consulting” has...

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7-Step Strategy For Your MBA Application

By - Jun 5, 13:27 PM   Comments [0]

MBA admissions deadlines for the world’s top business schools are rolling out for the class of 2021. Harvard Business School’s R1 deadline is Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Second up is Chicago Booth’s R1 deadline of Thursday, September 26 and Wharton’s on September 17. This gives you...

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