Posts Tagged ‘application advice’

MBA Applicants: How to Get Accepted in 2019-20

By - Jan 13, 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...

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Your 5-Item Checklist for Submitting Your Applications

By - Dec 27, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Whether you’re applying to b-school, law school, med school, grad school, or college, this checklist will be the same. Don’t hit that “Submit” button until you’ve checked off the following 5 to-do’s: You’ve made sure that your application presents a holistic, multi-dimensional picture of you. Each section...

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How to Project Professionalism & Positivity in Your Statement of Purpose

By - Nov 15, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

In my previous post, I discussed the importance of maintaining an appropriate tone in your admissions essay, and provided tips for checking your tone, specifically for finding a confident tone and avoiding arrogance. Once again, “tone” refers to a writer’s attitude toward their subject (and their...

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9 Tips For Acing The MBA Application Boxes

By - Sep 3, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

As you prepare your MBA applications, don’t let the focus on the longer essays take away your attention from the short answer application boxes. The application boxes aren’t merely the fields of your online application that ask you for your personal and professional information, reason...

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Yale Som: Integrated in Its Curriculum, with Its University, and to the World [Episode 273]

By - Aug 26, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Interview with Laurel Grodman, Director of Admissions for Analytics and Evaluation at Yale SOM [Show Summary] Laurel Grodman, Director of Admissions for Analytics and Evaluation at Yale SOM, shares her perspective on how Yale differentiates itself from its competition and what it takes to be a...

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Is 10 Days Per Business School Application Enough?

By - Jul 17, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

There are a number of steps involved in the MBA application essay writing process: contemplating the questions, choosing the topics, and crafting a collection of short stories that tell a tale and appeal to an admissions committee. Each of these steps takes time. But HOW...

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Optimize Your Graduate School Application: Grades, Scores, Essays, Resume, Activity History, and More [Episode 247]

By - Feb 25, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

This show was triggered by a question asked on a recent webinar that I gave when a member of the audience, Glenn, asked “Are there any podcasts or resources that focus specifically on rounding out the application - recommendations, extra-curriculars, etc.” There aren’t. I decided to...

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University of Washington Foster School of Business MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Oct 30, 06:45 AM   Comments [0]

Are you seeking an MBA program with a strong record of job placement in the technology industry or consulting? Then the University of Washington Foster School of Business may make an excellent choice for you. A full 52% of the class of 2016 joined the...

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Taking MBA Admissions Feedback With a Grain of Salt – Amerasia Consulting Group

By - May 11, 18:44 PM   Comments [0]

I have been getting a lot of emails lately that center on the same basic idea: "I got feedback directly from the admissions office and they told me X about my application." Sometimes the feedback is ultra specific ("you should seriously consider retaking your GMAT") and...

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Monday MBA Resource: “Happy Ambition” by Ben Casnocha

By - Apr 3, 02:03 AM   Comments [0]

Time for another edition of 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 both - but...

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