Yikes! My Essay is Too Long!!!

By - May 14, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

Whether you are a medical school applicant dealing with the rigid character limits of the AMCAS application or a law or business school applicant responding to the slightly more flexible word and page guidelines common for those applications, you must be succinct. How? Check your...

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By - May 8, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

Lots going on here: Best Practices for MBA Admissions Are you planning to apply in the fall? Wondering what you should be doing now to improve your chances? Curious about the importance of your GMAT, GPA, work experience in the application shuffle? Come to Accepted's free...

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Annual Bday Sale: 50% off Accepted Ebooks

By - May 7, 12:40 PM   Comments [0]

Just as my birthday rolls around once a year so does Accepted's annual birthday sale. I want to share my presents with you by offering you once-a-year savings on Accepted’s Ebooks and CD’s. All Accepted's ebooks are 50% off through this Monday May 11. To...

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Best of Blogging Awards

By - Apr 28, 12:30 PM   Comments [0]

Clear Admit announced its Best of Blogging awards for 2008-09 for those MBA applicant and student bloggers "who have made significant contributions to the online MBA community over the last year." The winners were chosen by a vote among the Clear Admit staff, nominated bloggers, and celebrity...

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MBA Reapplication Resources

By - Apr 27, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

MBA Reapplication Tips I am reprinting my tips for reapplicants along with a list of resources you can use as you ramp up for a successful MBA reapplication effort. Determine what you need to change. Your previous approach didn't work. Don't turn in the same essays. Analyze your...

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How Should You Use Rankings? (Part 3 of 5)

By - Apr 21, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

How should you use the rankings? For initial research and data mining. And maybe a little reputation checking if you are lucky enough to receive multiple acceptances. First for that initial research: Let’s say you are looking into the schools you will apply to. You recognize...

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The MBA is a Means to an End

By - Apr 15, 12:00 PM   Comments [1]

Ahembeea, author of the MBA Beckons blog, writes in"Lessons From My Journey," the lessons he has learned while applying to several top business schools and ultimately gaining acceptance to Emory's Goizueta Business School with a full tuition scholarship. Congratulations! Although the entire post is worthwhile, I...

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Extra-curriculars in MBA Admissions

By - Apr 14, 12:55 PM   Comments [0]

In "Extracurriculars: The Extras That Count" BusinessWeek's Francesca Di Meglio explores the role extracurriculars play in admissions decisions.  (I'm quoted) A few highlights: To add breadth and multiple dimensions to your profile, discuss your activities outside of work. These activities do not have to be altruistic or exotic. The...

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Admissions News: Duke’s New MM, WL Chat Transcript, Moms in Business

By - Mar 27, 12:32 PM   Comments [0]

A few admissions news items from this week: Duke's Fuqua School of Business will offer a master's program aimed at recent graduates with little or no work experience starting in August 2009. The program will provide a Masters in Management Studies ("MMS") and consist of 12...

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Lincoln’s Leadership Among Rivals

By - Mar 25, 16:14 PM   Comments [0]

The uber-attribute of admissions is leadership. Yes schools want to see intelligence and achievement, but when discussing personal qualities, leadership is at the top of every admissions professional's Most Wanted List. You can read volumes about leaders and leadership -- good and bad. I just finished...

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