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MBA Candidate Differentiation: Do NOT Try This at Home | Amerasia Consulting Group

By - Apr 10, 03:28 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff | Amerasia Consulting Group Time to go full PSA here.  I'm talking all alarms ringing, sirens, whatever it takes to get your attention.  By "you" I mean: anyone applying or thinking of applying to business school.  You need to stop doing something immediately....

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One Easy Way to Personalize your MBA Essay Content

By - Mar 21, 02:36 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group This is a post I write basically every year because it comes from what I'm seeing each round, every day, on basically every application.  That drum beat is really rigid, hard-to-read Why School X sections on essays.  I give the...

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What Stanford Wants – A Moral Compass

By - Mar 20, 01:24 AM   Comments [0]

By Paul Lanzillotti, Amerasia Consulting Group If you read the latest editions of our “How to Apply to Harvard Business School” and "How to Apply to Stanford GSB" guides, you already know that cultivating a real reason for applying to an elite MBA goes week beyond the school's name, rank,...

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Why You Just Got Dinged (Probably)

By - Mar 16, 14:04 PM   Comments [0]

Why You Just Got Dinged (Probably) By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group These days, in addition to helping our clients get ready for interviews we also meet a lot of new folks who didn't use admissions consulting services to apply - but now are wondering if perhaps...

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MBA Applicants: Which Round to Apply

By - Mar 13, 04:26 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group As we move through the winter months and host calls with b-school candidates for the upcoming cycle, it's interesting to note that some admissions questions come up a lot more this time of year than they do later.  We are...

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Common interview questions asked after the Wharton Team Based Discussion

By - Mar 10, 22:14 PM   Comments [0]

In this video, Paul Lanzillotti of the Amerasia Consulting Group discusses his thoughts on the most common interview questions applicants asked immediately following the Wharton Team-based Discussion (during the one-on-one portion of the interview.) Did your behavior reflect how you normally are? Did the discussion reflect...

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5 Tips for Negotiating Your MBA Admissions Offer

By - Dec 12, 03:12 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group Today's blog post is about negotiating your offer of admission ... except that it's not.  Because "negotiation" is not what you do when it comes to securing more financial aid from a business school.  The term of art for what...

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MBA Candidates: Your Audience is not “the Adcom”

By - Dec 4, 01:48 AM   Comments [1]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group One question that we get a lot from clients is "what does the adcom want to hear?"  Not only is this the wrong way to approach the process in terms of being an authentic, introspective, and interesting candidate, but it...

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How to (Actually) Differentiate Yourself on your MBA Applications

By - Nov 24, 18:09 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group Time to break out an annual PSA here.  I'm talking all alarms ringing, sirens, whatever it takes to get your attention.  By "you" I mean: anyone applying to business school.  You need to stop doing something immediately.  Here it is: STOP...

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Linking Your Chicago Booth Presentation Essay to the School’s Introduction Content

By - Nov 16, 00:03 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group I have received the following question a lot lately: "Should my presentation reflect the ideas that Booth espouses when introducing the presentation question?"  The short answer is "yes," but the long answer is more complicated than that and is worthy...

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