How Not to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

By - Nov 30, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

  Your recommenders are doing you a favor, so the least you can do is make their job easier by following proper letter of recommendation (LOR) etiquette. Breaking these important rules may result in your recommenders deciding not to dish out the most favorable review. Stay...

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4 “Seemingly Obvious” Application Mistakes

By - Nov 29, 09:33 AM   Comments [0]

Over the past 10 years, I have seen some mistakes time and time again. While they may seem obvious, they are also extremely common. Find out if you are one of the many applicants making these errors in their MBA essays. 1.Using over-the-top language: There is...

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The R2 Deadline Clock is Ticking…Should You Retake the GMAT?

By - Nov 29, 07:44 AM   Comments [0]

With about six weeks left before Round 2 deadlines, you may be wondering whether it’s a good idea to retake the GMAT. First off, if your undergraduate GPA was high and you also earn a great GMAT score, that’s probably enough to convince the AdCom...

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How to Get Really Great Recommendations Notes [Episode 235]

By - Nov 29, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Joe Pavlisko is the founder of Referrio, a start-up that makes getting and writing recommendations easy. Joe graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a concurrent master’s degree in finance. In addition to English, Joe speaks Spanish and German...

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From US Military to IE MBA Student

By - Nov 28, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

  This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with business students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top programs. And now, introducing Nick… Accepted: We'd like to get to know you! Where are you from? Where and what did you study as an undergrad? Nick: My...

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The Bigger Picture: Procrastination is Part of The Process

By - Nov 28, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

In the MBA admissions business, procrastination is a big deal. I have seen individuals procrastinate for months on end, eventually abandoning the application process altogether. Driven and well-intended applicants are plagued by indecision, anxiety and paralysis in the face of sitting down to write essays....

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What Really Happens During an MBA Admissions Committee File Review-Part 2

By - Nov 27, 07:06 AM   Comments [0]

We’re back with our second in a series of five blog posts to help answer frequently asked questions about what really happens during an MBA admissions committee file review, and today we’ll tackle applicants’ Career Path, Resume and Career Goals. Returning to our fictional applicants Jackie...

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Using Head, Heart and Gut for GMAT and GRE Success [Part 1]

By - Nov 26, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Here’s what I believe: Tests not only measure what you know, they also measure how well you take tests. It’s extremely rare that someone waltzes into a GRE or GMAT center without preparation and aces their test. Even a lot of test preparation won’t always help...

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5 Podcasts to Feed Your Mind This Thanksgiving Weekend

By - Nov 24, 06:23 AM   Comments [0]

When you finally emerge from your Tryptophan coma this Thanksgiving weekend and have a hankering for some food for thought, check out these illuminating podcasts from b-schools and beyond that cover entrepreneurship, creativity, leadership and one of the most important aspects in all of our...

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Applying To Business School With Gratitude

By - Nov 24, 06:20 AM   Comments [0]

EXPARTUS MBA Admissions Yesterday was Thanksgiving, an important American holiday that brings friends and families together. I want to remind applicants to stay positive and thankful as they go through the application process regardless of the outcome. Here are a few reminders of this. Rejected? Were you...

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