Posts Tagged ‘advice’

Short and Sweet: Tips for Writing “Mini” MBA Essays

By - Aug 5, 14:11 PM   Comments [0]

What is an admission committee’s message, intent, behind limiting an “essay” answer to 100, 200, or 300 characters? Just the facts, please. In fact, just the key facts. No adornment, no backstory, no extended rationale. Columbia Business School has had such a goals question for a few...

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First Drafts of Personal Statements: Let Yourself Go

By - Aug 4, 12:39 PM   Comments [0]

First drafts. These are probably the hardest part of the whole process for would-be applicants. There’s a sense of overwhelmedness, of trying to capture so much of your experience onto a single page. I’ve read hundreds of first drafts over the years. To be honest, most...

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How Not to Fail the Failure Question

By - Jul 31, 10:34 AM   Comments [0]

Ross asks you to write about a time when you were “frustrated or disappointed.” IMD asks you to “comment on a situation where your leadership skills proved to be inadequate and what you learned.” Haas asks, “Describe a time in the last three years when...

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Stacy Blackman Admissions Webinar Coming Soon!

By - Jul 4, 06:38 AM   Comments [0]

Thinking about pursuing an MBA? Join us for an insightful conversation led by an ex-admissions officer on our team. We'll share how applicant profiles are reviewed, and we'll answer your questions during this interactive webinar on July 10, 2013, at 5 p.m. Pacific. Attendees will receive...

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Get the Directions to Destination MBA: Webinar TOMORROW!

By - Jun 26, 10:10 AM   Comments [0]

If you are applying to b-school and are seeking specific, detailed instructions to guide you to your b-school goal, then you won’t want to miss our FREE webinar, Destination MBA: Get Directions!, TOMORROW, Thursday, June 27th at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Register now...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler 2014 MBA Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Jun 17, 09:20 AM   Comments [0]

Are you a team leader? Are you committed to sustainable enterprise? Are you seeking resources and intellectual capital needed to shape both business and government? Are you a motivated, goal-oriented, innovative individual? UNC Kenan-Flagler adcoms are interested in seeing your multidimensional personality traits and capabilities....

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Ask Yourself 4 Questions Before Applying to B-School

By - May 20, 05:40 AM   Comments [0]

As a prospective MBA, you'll benefit enormously from taking time at the beginning of your application process to contemplate the path you're about to take. This is a great time to ask yourself critical questions, as self-evaluation and reflection are crucial to any MBA application journey....

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Chicago Booth Offers 4 Ways to While Away the Wait

By - Apr 29, 05:06 AM   Comments [0]

The waiting game at the end of round 3 is a nail-biter for MBA applicants, whether you're hoping for an interview invitation or enduring a stretch on a waitlist. Joanna Zisis from the admissions team at Chicago Booth School of Business recently shared her tips...

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Forbes’ 10 Most Under-Rated Reasons to Get an MBA

By - Nov 19, 14:18 PM   Comments [0]

Some people are dubious about the value of an MBA degree---see the link I mentioned recently, where UV Darden's Dean Robert Bruner sets straight the naysayers who argue, "But Steve Jobs didn't go to b-school..."--- so I'm always heartened to read a thoughtful, reasoned analysis...

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How to Stand Out When You Have The Same ‘Ol Story As Everyone Else

By - Nov 19, 14:08 PM   Comments [0]

Hi There! Could the leaves changing color be any prettier?   Even though it’s not that cool yet in Los Angeles, my sweaters and fireplace are beckoning me. At this time of year, I always find that I want to hunker down and really focus on my work....

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