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What Questions Do You Have? [MBA Interview Questions Series]

By - Jan 23, 14:01 PM   Comments [0]

This blog post is the first in a series of articles analyzing some of the most popular MBA interview questions and how to best respond to them. In this post, we’ll address "What Questions Do You Have?" Reason for asking the question: To make sure the candidate...

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INSEAD MBA Criterion #1: Ability To Contribute

By - Jan 23, 07:15 AM   Comments [0]

This is the first post in a 4-part series that examines INSEAD MBA’s 4 admission criteria. The adcom gives, as its first admission criterion, “ability to contribute.” I take the liberty to add: ability to contribute as a person of quality and substance. All the criteria...

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Connecting Duke Fuqua’s Education and Israel’s High Tech Industry

By - Jan 23, 06:45 AM   Comments [0]

This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. And now for a chat with Amir Zur... Accepted: We'd like to get to know you! Where are you from? Where and...

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4 Things To Do If You Can’t Define Your MBA Goals

By - Jan 19, 01:01 AM   Comments [0]

Top MBA programs are looking for candidates who’ve got their heads on straight and have a clear idea of how a business degree will help shape their futures. It’s for this reason that the MBA goals essay is such an important element in the b-school...

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What is an Accomplishment?

By - Jan 16, 11:46 AM   Comments [0]

Accomplishments constitute the bread and butter of personal statements and application essays. That may sound straightforward, however, a fascinating brainstorming session of Accepted admissions consultants reveals that applicants don’t always know what an accomplishment is. What goes into this application staple? And how can you analyze your own...

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4 Tips for Writing about Last Minute Extracurricular Activities

By - Jan 15, 10:06 AM   Comments [0]

You want to write about all your fantastic non-school and non-work endeavors so that you really stand out from your competition, but when you start to think about it…you draw a blank. There must be SOMETHING you can show for how you use your free time,...

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5-Step Checklist Before Submitting Your Applications

By - Jan 12, 11:36 AM   Comments [0]

Whether you're applying to b-school, law school, med school, grad school, or college, this checklist will be the same. Don't hit that "submit" button until you've completed the following 5 steps: 1.  You’ve made sure that your application presents a holistic, multi-dimensional picture of you. Each section of your application should not just present you as a strong candidate on its own,...

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Top Graduate School Admissions Directors Share the Inside Scoop

By - Jan 12, 10:55 AM   Comments [0]

Applying to graduate school and overwhelmed by your options? Don't know how to find the right program for you? Or have you already found your dream program, and need guidance for applying successfully? For the past few years, Linda Abraham has been interviewing the director of admissions at top graduate...

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Walk Me Through Your Resume [MBA Interview Questions Series]

By - Jan 11, 11:51 AM   Comments [0]

This blog post is the first in a series of articles analyzing some of the most popular MBA interview questions and how to best respond to them. In this post, we'll address "Walk Me Through Your Resume": Reason for asking the question: 1. This question (or some version...

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Why HBS Is Not for Everyone

By - Jan 9, 14:22 PM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School (HBS) offers an excellent MBA program—this is largely a given, and we are not questioning that. However, what we will call into question is whether HBS (or any other school, for that matter) is right for you. Every year, we at mbaMission get a few calls...

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