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Jones: More than Energy! Tips for the Rice MBA Essay Prompts

By - Jul 31, 09:56 AM   Comments [0]

Jones Graduate School of Business (of Rice University) is no longer just for those interested in oil & gas. Though still energy focused, key areas that Rice also focuses on include health care and entrepreneurship. In fact, that entrepreneurial vibe is seen right from the...

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MBAnalysis: The Cat’s Out of the Bag…in Pittsburgh?

By - Jul 30, 20:21 PM   Comments [0]

Uber is testing self-driving cars there; Google has more than 500 employees there; Apple and Facebook have already come, while Amazon just landed. And, by the way, the food may just be the best in the country. And, there is art everywhere. San Francisco? Boston?...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler: 2 Essays, 6 Things to Keep in Mind

By - Jul 29, 07:31 AM   Comments [0]

UNC Kenan-Flagler is guided by a set of core values, which includes Excellence, Leadership, Integrity, Community and Teamwork. As you approach Kenan-Flagler’s essays, provide examples of how you live these values. Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how your professional experience...

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Tips for Responding to the Tuck MBA Essays

By - Jul 29, 07:19 AM   Comments [0]

With one of the smallest class sizes of top MBA programs and a culture of camaraderie, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is known a “tight-knit community” and students really are as close to each other as they say. Because of this, the Tuck...

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MBAnalysis: Meaningful Becoming Exceptional

By - Jul 27, 15:02 PM   Comments [0]

In the previous blog post, I tried to give some guidance on what “exceptional” looks like in business school. And it probably isn’t you. Sorry. Next, the question becomes, how does the average person – who didn’t play professional sports, found their own company, or...

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Five Tips for Oil & Gas Professionals Applying to MBA Programs

By - Jul 26, 07:42 AM   Comments [0]

Given the current state of the Oil & Gas industry, many professionals are looking to refocus their career into a less volatile field, others want to reform the industry from within. An MBA may be a good option either way. Why an MBA? The first...

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Five Tips to Nail Your INSEAD Essays

By - Jul 26, 07:21 AM   Comments [0]

With three motivational essays and four short answer questions, INSEAD has one of the longer business school applications. So give yourself plenty of time think about the story you want to tell and the message you want to convey. Here are 5 tips to prepare...

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MBAnalysis: Exceptional or Meaningful?

By - Jul 20, 13:59 PM   Comments [0]

My colleague Susan, will frequently point to Maya DiRado as the “perfect” MBA candidate. For those of you who don’t know Maya, she is a 3.6 Stanford grad, having studied both management science and engineering. Her father is from Argentina and she is now working...

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The Do-Over: 5 Tips for Business School Reapplicants

By - Jul 20, 11:36 AM   Comments [0]

If you did not get the news you wanted last year in the MBA Admissions process, you may be wondering how to approach the reapplication process. Once you have allowed yourself time to accept the disappointment, here are five tips for approaching this next application...

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MBAnalysis: Cornell Tech, The Best of All Worlds

By - Jul 17, 11:20 AM   Comments [0]

What do you get when you combine a blue chip business school with a Nobel Prize winning foreign university? A piece of start-up nation in the middle of Silicon Alley? Technical know-how with Ivy League business sensibilities? Plus a $2 billion glimmering new campus? You...

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