The Applicants That Stand Out at Columbia Business School

By - Aug 27, 18:00 PM   Comments [0]

My observation as a former insider at CBS is that Columbia is looking to build a diverse class of high-achieving world citizens who’ve got a bit of grit. World Citizen What do I mean by a world citizen? For a small fraction, it means applicants who are internationally famous...

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A Day (and a Year) in the Life of a Ross MBA Student

By - Aug 26, 18:30 PM   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 James, a Ross MBA student with a background in education. James, thank you for sharing your story with us! What made you decide to...

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Review Your Essays Like an Admissions Consultant and Use the Editing Funnel

By - Aug 26, 18:00 PM   Comments [0]

Most of you are now — or will be soon — editing your critical application essays and personal statements. When Accepted consultants review and edit your essays, they go through a process I call the editing funnel. When you edit your own essays, you should follow...

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A Non-Traditional Applicant Accepted to the Columbia EMBA Program [Episode 326]

By - Aug 25, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Interview with Beta Ealy, creative director and Columbia EMBA student [Show Summary] Think that if you aren’t a consultant, IT professional, or finance manager that you don’t have a shot in an EMBA program? Think again. Our guest this week is a creative director with little...

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NYU Stern Langone MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines [2019 – 2020]

By - Aug 23, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Stern Langone part-time MBA essays, together, cover “the whole you” – your professional side and your non-work side. And they require you to address both a highly structured, specific question (essay 1) in conventional written format and a relatively open, “free form” question (essay 2), employing...

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All Your Questions about Columbia Business School – Answered!

By - Aug 23, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

When you’re applying for b-school, there are a lot of sources of information about the process – some of which are extremely helpful, and some of which may stress you out. What if you could immediately know that your time would not only be well...

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MIT Sloan Fellows Essay Tips & Deadlines [2019 – 2020]

By - Aug 22, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

In my decade-plus of assisting MIT Sloan Fellows applicants (successes every year!), I have seen that the adcom values applicants who, among other things, demonstrate consistent, outstanding impact and are on track to become leaders in their company and even in their industry (“Exhibit exceptional leadership performance,...

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One Size Does NOT Fit All – Resume Writing Tips

By - Aug 20, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

“I don’t understand… I already have a perfect resume… I have used it in all of my job searches… I don’t need to make any changes… I really don’t need help with this.” This was from Carina, a prospective Master in Environmental Engineering student. I...

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How an Admissions Committee Views MBA Work Experience

By - Aug 19, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

You have made the decision to apply to an MBA program (or two, or 10). Now you need to think about your past work experience and how it all fits into your story. What follows are some thoughts on how admissions committees think about certain types...

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Toronto Rotman MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines [2019 – 2020]

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The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is one of the leading business schools in Canada. Known for its design approach to MBA education and strong emphasis on problem solving, Rotman’s program continues to grow in renown. This year’s essay question reflects Rotman’s “creative methodology.”...

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