Why Your MBA Friends Are Not Always the Best People to Review Your Essays

By - Sep 23, 11:50 AM   Comments [0]

Last year I had a client who called me panicking - “I showed my applications to several co-workers and they completely tore apart my essays!  What do I do??” This applicant had a really amazing story (he got into everywhere he applied, by the way)....

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Inside the Black Box: What Happens After You Hit “Submit”

By - Sep 23, 08:02 AM   Comments [0]

A month or so ago, we at Vantage Point Admissions shared information on the composition of the adcoms at some of the top schools.  Knowing your audience is absolutely critical and can make the difference between getting in, or getting dinged. So, it’s crucial that...

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To Properly Train for the GMAT, You Should be Using GMAT Materials

By - Sep 19, 12:29 PM   Comments [0]

by Rich Cohen  Rich.C@empowergmat.com  www.EMPOWERgmat.com Right now, we’re in the midst of GMAT ‘season’ - that period of time when most Test Takers are aiming at upcoming Round 1 or Round 2 application deadlines. As such, the larger number of people studying for the GMAT generates...

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Monday Mail-Bag: Advice on Big Picture Issues That Impact GMAT Test Takers…

By - Sep 12, 12:52 PM   Comments [0]

by Rich Cohen   Rich.C@empowergmat.com  www.EMPOWERgmat.com This series of emails and PMs focuses on situations that many Test Takers face during their studies. The names of the original posters have been changed to protect their identities. GMAT Apps are NOT Recommended During Your Studies Hi Rich, I am looking...

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From Chile to HBS: Interview with Maximiliano Grass

By - Sep 9, 16:01 PM   Comments [0]

This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. And now for a chat with Maximiliano Grass... Accepted: We'd like to get to know you! Where are you from? Where and what...

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Generic-itis Prevention [Warning: If Untreated, Can Cause Rejection]

By - Sep 8, 14:39 PM   Comments [0]

Each year, Accepted consultants are witnessing a recurring epidemic. And it’s worse than you can imagine: Generic-itis. The symptoms: • Mind-blowing, meaningless, and grand generic declarative statements, related to why an applicant wants to attend a certain program. • Irritation to admissions readers, causing them to believe that you...

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Sample Essay from Admitted HBS Student: The Mechanical Engineer

By - Sep 6, 15:59 PM   Comments [0]

This sample essay is from The Harbus MBA Essay Guide Summer 2016 Edition and is reprinted with permission from Harbus. Author’s Home Country: United States of America Author’s Previous Industry/Profession: Operations consulting, operations management Author Gender: Male Analysis: The author focuses his essay on two themes -...

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That ‘Book Heavy’ Study Plan is Likely NOT Going to Get You to Your Score Goal

By - Sep 5, 14:31 PM   Comments [0]

by Rich Cohen  Rich.C@empowergmat.com  www.EMPOWERgmat.com When it comes to studying for the GMAT, there are LOTS of different resources for you to choose from. As such, assembling the perfect combination of study materials can be a tricky task. What materials should you start with? What’s the...

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Editing Hacks to Transform Your MBA Application Essays & Get You Accepted

By - Sep 2, 12:40 PM   Comments [0]

Sure you need good content in your MBA application essays, but you also need your essays to look good, read well, and have a logical and coherent structure. Join us Wednesday, September 14, for 3 Hacks to Transform Your MBA Application, a webinar during which Linda Abraham, Accepted...

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When to Punt to Round 2

By - Sep 1, 03:43 AM   Comments [0]

HBS is due in less a week. Kellogg, Stanford, Booth and LBS - just two weeks later. This is the time of year when many applicants realize that the crazy project from work, your wedding planning, or whatever else has been a major time commitment has...

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