Posts Tagged ‘Admissions Tips’

Applying to B-School? There Are 7 Key Steps to Getting Accepted

By - Feb 19, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Pursuing an advanced degree is a major decision. It has the potential to alter the course of your life. Why then, do so many MBA applicants wait until the last minute to put together their applications?  An MBA is an investment in your future, and just...

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MBA Application Timeline: How to Get Accepted in 2020

By - Jan 5, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

It’s time for my annual harangue/plea/rant. If you are planning to apply Round 1 in the fall, but have not yet thought about why you want an MBA, taken the GMAT/GRE, researched schools, or evaluated your qualifications, please please please keep reading. And then get started! I would...

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The Fabric of a Top B-School Candidate: How to Think About Your Candidacy

By - Sep 20, 14:29 PM   Comments [0]

Photo by CoWomen on Unsplash This post first appeared on Sia Admissions' Access blog. Historically, higher education has been a resource for professional growth, frequently a means of opening doors to otherwise closed opportunities; in other words, academic institutions have been the gatekeepers for professional success. While...

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3 Essentials for Success in Your Business School Interview

By - Apr 2, 10:38 AM   Comments [0]

Photo by Johanna Buguet on Unsplash It is normal to boast about your accomplishments and your intellect in an MBA interview, and we wholeheartedly encourage that. However, a critical element of this kind of boast is how the message is conveyed to the MBA interviewer. Demonstrating understanding...

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English Language Skills & Your MBA Admissions Profile

By - Jun 19, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

In the previous articles of this series we explored the first four elements of your MBA Profile: your Academic Performance, your GMAT, your work experience, and your extracurricular activities. The topic of the last post of this series is probably the most under-rated in business...

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Extracurricular Activities in Your MBA Admissions Profile

By - Jun 14, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

While business schools deeply value your academic background, GMAT, and work experience, they also ascribe significant weight to your extracurricular and community service activities. Why? Because they want to see that you are an individual who is not just focused on work, that you have...

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From the Mouths of MBA Adcom Members

By - May 26, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Looking for the best possible admissions advice? How about admissions advice from the admission committee members themselves? Linda Abraham, founder of Accepted and host of the Admissions Straight Talk podcast has a collection of highly enlightening interviews with directors of admissions and adcom members of top business...

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One Hour to Your Best MBA Strategy

By - Mar 7, 08:30 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re thinking ahead to next year’s MBA application process, you already have some sense of the sheer volume of information out there – piles of research about individual schools, forests of career tips, and mountains of admissions advice. It’s a lot to navigate –...

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What Should I Write About? Making a Difference

By - Feb 20, 15:10 PM   Comments [0]

In my non-admissions life, I once went to a lecture given by a biographer whose work I admire. In the course of his talk he mentioned that while writing about genius has merit, writing about typical folks and their extraordinary achievements is more valuable. The...

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How to Write About Overcoming Challenges Without Sounding Like a Whiner

By - Feb 19, 14:56 PM   Comments [0]

It’s a classic MBA essay question: Write about a time when you overcame a challenge. How did you handle it? What did you learn from the experience? Let’s start by easing one worry you may have. Not everyone has faced a significant challenge at work by...

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