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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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Monday MBA Resource: Knowledge@Wharton Podcast

By - Mar 20, 04:42 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group Time for another Monday MBA Resource, where we share the things we are reading, watching, and listening to that might be helpful to people in the MBA community. Some are more focused on applicants, others are better for students, some for...

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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 Application Advice: Paying for Business School — Amerasia Consulting Group

By - Mar 16, 02:06 AM   Comments [0]

Business school is one of the most lucrative of all graduate degrees in terms of its potential and proven history for embellishing salary.  It’s not just in dollars and cents, either, but manifests itself in sheer employment statistics as well. During the great recession which started...

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Advice for Applying to MBA Programs in Round 3

By - Mar 14, 04:13 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group The common myth surrounding Round 3 of the MBA application process is that you can't, or shouldn't, apply late in the admission cycle. "The class is pretty much full" is one refrain.  "You have to be a truly unique applicant" is...

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Do Alumni Connections Help You Gain Admission?

By - Mar 13, 13:41 PM   Comments [0]

From time to time, we at mbaMission visit admissions officers at top-ranked business schools, which gives us the opportunity to ask rather frank questions. On one such visit to a prestigious MBA program, we pushed an admissions officer on the extent of alumni influence in...

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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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A Tip for Applying to HBS – “don’t overthink, overcraft and overwrite”

By - Mar 12, 22:20 PM   Comments [0]

I wanted to get ahead of something - a potential problem - I see with my clients to HBS and Stanford GSB. Frankly, it's a problem that I consistently see with most applicants answering any essay question meant to evoke an author's deepest (or cursory!)...

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How to Answer the “What Other MBA Programs Are You Applying To?” Question

By - Mar 10, 04:05 AM   Comments [0]

Pay particular attention to the question that some b-schools ask during the interview and/or on your application: What Other MBA Programs Are You Applying To? Why would they ask this question? The reason is this: B-schools are keen to know who they are competing against.  They want to...

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