Encore: Focus on Fit in Admissions [Episode 334]

By - Oct 20, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

I am taking time off for family this week, and as a result I decided to air an encore of one of our most popular shows ever, Focus on Fit. I chose it not only because of its popularity, but because the topic is relevant to...

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How Personal is Too Personal?

By - Oct 18, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

The personal statement serves as a terrific opportunity to share with admissions committees an interesting and unique aspect of your life. How much should you tell, and how much is too much? When I applied to college, I wrote a personal statement describing some challenging family...

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What is the Chicago Booth Adcom Looking For?

By - Oct 18, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Chicago Booth’s adcom wants to understand your goals, and they want to see that you’re a great fit for their program. If “fit” sounds like a vague concept to you, you’re not alone. That perplexing word is one reason why we’ve created our webinar, Get Accepted to...

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Chicago Booth Class of 2021 Profile

By - Oct 18, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Here’s a look at the Chicago Booth Class of 2021, taken from the Chicago Booth website: Length of program: 21 monthsReceived job offers within 3 months of graduation: 98.4%Student-led groups: 70+Leadership effectiveness & development (LEAD): 1 required courseNumber of courses per quarter: 3-4Class size: 593Average GPA: 3.6GPA range: 2.7-4.0Average student age: 28Countries represented: 49U.S. minority students: 27% (Includes...

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How to Use Powerful Details to Create Strong Essays

By - Oct 17, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

To really draw your readers into your goal-focused essay, you’re going to want to lay the scene for your future accomplishments. After all, what better way to convince the adcom of your ambitions than to illustrate them in your essay? First, identify your goal. When you begin...

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Life at Yale SOM, Google Internship & the Importance of Diversity

By - Oct 16, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Learn how real students navigate their way through the business school admissions process and b-school itself with our What is Business School Really Like? series. Meet Dan, a Yale SOM student with a background in engineering. Dan, thank you for sharing your story with us! I understand your undergraduate degree...

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London Business School Master’s in Management (MiM) Essay Questions, Tips & Deadlines [2019 – 2020]

By - Oct 11, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

The London Business School Master’s in Management application essay questions indicate that the adcom values applicants who, at an early stage in their careers, already have self-understanding and the ability to reflect and self-critique. Why? For people who are just starting their careers and don’t yet have...

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Emory Goizueta Business School MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines [2019 – 2020]

By - Oct 11, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Taken together, these essay questions cover a lot of ground: your professional path and plans, your alignment with the program’s core values, and your interpersonal and communication responsiveness. Moreover, this vast ground is covered in few words – the written essays are short, requiring tough decisions...

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Harvard Kennedy School MPP & MPA2 Application Essay Tips [2019 – 2020]

By - Oct 10, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

The essays discussed below are for the MPP and the two-year MPA applications. HKS seeks well-rounded master’s students – people with proven academic success, strong leadership and career potential, and “commitment to advancing the public interest” (quoting the dean). The school also wants the student body to be...

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Are You Ready to Apply to Chicago Booth?

By - Oct 10, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

It’s time to get serious about your MBA application plans. Will you be at your top-choice school next fall? Or will you be wishing you’d worked harder on your applications…and preparing for another attempt? Applying to an elite program like Chicago Booth — which is one...

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