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What to do if you have too many recommenders to choose from?

By - Oct 3, 05:23 AM   Comments [0]

Round 2 applicants! If you haven’t already, now is the time to begin selecting your recommenders! But what if you have too many to choose from? I recently had a discussion with one of my clients about his recommendation strategy because he faced some tough...

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How to Use MBA Rankings

By - Sep 7, 09:51 AM   Comments [0]

As you narrow down your round 2 school lists, you might be wondering how much emphasis you should place on business school rankings. These rankings are often a subject of much debate, especially since there are many and they differ widely. US News and World...

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Top 5 Pieces of Advice for Round 2 MBA Applicants!

By - Aug 29, 09:59 AM   Comments [0]

With summer just coming to an end and round two deadlines for most schools that fall in January, it is easy to put your MBA applications on the back burner. Don’t make this mistake! Whether you aren’t quite ready for round one (unsure if your applications...

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Are your applications really ready to go?

By - Aug 17, 09:58 AM   Comments [0]

Round one deadlines are approaching! As many of you know, the HBS application is due in just under 3 weeks, with Duke Fuqua and Yale SOM due the following week. Wharton, Stanford, Kellogg, Hass and Booth are not far behind. Nearly all schools will have...

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Rejected last year? How much should your profile and application change before re-applying?

By - Aug 11, 07:04 AM   Comments [0]

I am commonly asked by new clients re-applying to business school: How much does my profile and application need to change this year if I got rejected last year? Here is my general advice on how to change each aspect of the application:  Your story: Unless it did...

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5 Tips for Preparing Your Recommenders

By - Aug 2, 10:37 AM   Comments [0]

Letters of recommendation are an integral part of your MBA application that require more work than you might think. We often hear of candidates who ask someone to write the letter, ensure it gets submitted and call it a day. This can be a big...

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What’s New For Tuck Class of 2020 Hopefuls

By - Jul 24, 08:59 AM   Comments [0]

Tuck has changed things up a bit for 2017-2018 MBA applicants. Once again, there are 2 required essays. Below are this year’s questions and Personal MBA Coach’s thoughts on how to tackle them. From Tuck: We encourage applicants to limit the length of their responses to a...

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5 Tips for Selecting the Best Recommender

By - Jul 12, 07:17 AM   Comments [0]

Who you select to write your letters of recommendation is a key decision in the application process. It can be tempting to select the person with the most prestigious resume or the person easiest to discuss your business school plans with. I encourage you to...

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Kellogg has changed things up for 2017-2018 Applicants

By - Jul 7, 10:22 AM   Comments [0]

Kellogg once again has two required essays for the class of 2020, though some changes were made this year. Essay 1 has been altered slightly from last year while essay 2 remains the same. These two fairly broad essays give you a good opportunity to...

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Highlights from the 2017 AIGAC Conference with Admissions Directors

By - Jun 28, 10:46 AM   Comments [0] Personal MBA Coach just came back from a great week at the annual Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) conference in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Los Angeles. Thank you to Berkeley Haas, Wharton San Francisco, Stanford Graduate School of Business and UCLA Anderson...

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