Applications

The Importance of Obstacles in Your Application Essays

By - Dec 27, 03:02 AM   Comments [0]

When applicants write about their accomplishments, whether in personal statements for graduate school or in b-school essays that ask for greatest accomplishments, challenges, and the like, they almost always come up with real accomplishments: driving innovations that led to revenue boosts for their firms, conducting...

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Accepted’s Holiday Hours

By - Dec 22, 11:39 AM   Comments [0]

We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, enjoying time with family and friends. That’s how most members of Accepted’s staff will spend December 24, 25, 26, 31, and Jan 1 and 2. However, we also know that deadlines are looming for many of you....

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How to Give Your Application as Much Weight as Possible

By - Dec 21, 01:19 AM   Comments [0]

Although you may think that your grades, test scores, resume and application essay carry the most weight, the actual application form is important too. The boxes should contain valuable information that helps convince the admissions readers you will thrive at their school and add to their...

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Four Ways to Enhance Your Brand Name Work Experience for MBA Admission

By - Dec 21, 01:11 AM   Comments [0]

In my last blog post I wrote that brand name company experience matters less than having substantive experience. I am not changing my tune on that in this post, but will let you know how brand name experience might be viewed by members of an...

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Detailed Instructions for Getting into Chicago Booth

By - Dec 13, 00:52 AM   Comments [0]

  Are you looking for an experienced mentor to guide you through the Chicago Booth application process? Do you need advice on how to approach Booth’s questions efficiently and intelligently? Do you need help taking on the Chicago Booth challenge? Check out the video recording of our most recent...

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USC Marshall MBA Application Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Dec 12, 00:05 AM   Comments [0]

Along with academic excellence, the USC Marshall MBA program is characterized by a powerful global network with special emphasis on the Pacific Rim, a close-knit and passionate community, and a strong regional presence. Together, your essays should address these qualities directly or indirectly, and the...

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Application Essay Tip: The Devil is in the Details

By - Dec 8, 11:40 AM   Comments [0]

You can argue about the devil, but certainly the substance, distinctiveness, and success of your essays depends on the details. Bringing Out Your Uniqueness in the Details Many applicants tend to bury their uniqueness and success under vague assertions. You don’t want to hide your achievements; you want to trumpet...

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Are You Ready to Learn How to Make the Adcom Fall in Love with Your Application?

By - Dec 6, 01:18 AM   Comments [0]

Have you signed up yet? Because you’re running out of time to join our 5 Ways to Make Top B-Schools Love You webinar. This is MUST-KNOW information if you want your MBA application to stay on the top of the pile. See you at 10 AM PT/1...

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Bring Your Personal Statement to Life With Vivid, Active Verbs

By - Dec 4, 11:59 AM   Comments [0]

I watched a candle burn a few nights ago. It happened to have a particularly nice flame that conjured up many different images: • The flame stood erect. • The flame danced. • The flame cavorted. • The flame pranced. • The flame swayed. • The flame flickered. • The flame fluttered •...

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Kellogg Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 19, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

Kellogg’s EMBA application essay questions may seem deceptively simple. They’re short – but complex, and together they draw out a holistic view of you as a person and as a professional, including both what you’ve done and how you think and perceive. To the extent...

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