Posts Tagged ‘application process’

A Few Tips to Beat MBA Essays Word Limits

By - May 10, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

Business schools admissions committees review thousands of applications every year. It would be practically impossible to read each essay with required attention if all applicants had been answering the questions with an intention to write the 4th volume of “Atlas Shrugged.” Schools want you to...

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Getting an MBA While the World Falls Apart

By - Mar 23, 10:11 AM   Comments [0]

There are times when things feel so crazy, out of control, and even hopeless that our own individual pursuits start to feel trivial, selfish, and even misguided. I can remember vivid moments over the past 10 years where I had a distinct feeling of living the...

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5 Reasons Elite MBA Applicants Fail the Failure Essay

By - Mar 9, 05:53 AM   Comments [0]

Today, we are going to be breaking down the failure essay and the biggest reasons why everyone blows it.   This is particularly relevant to the season, as we begin to take on our usual batch of 2+2 candidates, which means we are about to do...

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5 Tips for Negotiating Your MBA Admissions Offer

By - Mar 8, 21:52 PM   Comments [0]

  Today's blog post is about negotiating your offer of admission ... except that it's not.  Because "negotiation" is not what you do when it comes to securing more financial aid from a business school.  The term of art for what you are going to be...

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What Are My Chances? Adopted Vietnamese-American Teach for America Alum

By - Dec 10, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

This blog post is one in a series of MBA applicant profile evaluations called “What are My Chances?” authored by Michelle Stockman. Michelle, who started consulting for Accepted in 2007 and worked previously in the Columbia Business School admissions office, will provide selected applicants with...

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What are My Chances? Multicultural LDS Goldman Sachs Operations Analyst

By - Nov 14, 14:26 PM   Comments [0]

This blog post is part of a series of MBA profile evaluations called "What are My Chances?" by Michelle Stockman. Michelle, who started started consulting for Accepted in 2007 and worked previously in the Columbia Business School admissions office, will provide selected applicants with school...

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The B-School Profile Drill Down: New Blog Series!

By - Nov 5, 13:26 PM   Comments [1]

We’re launching a new blog post series called “Profile Drill Down.” It'll give you a glimpse at how we might advise an MBA prospect to start strategizing his or her application. To start, we’ve put together some fictional, composite profiles based on the profiles of applicants...

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A Recipe for Career Goals that Admissions Officers Will Eat Up

By - Jul 8, 17:17 PM   Comments [0]

Dunkin’ Donuts made headlines this month with its latest menu item: the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich. The sandwich consists of fried eggs and bacon tucked into a glazed doughnut, and it has generated cries that Dunkin’ is trying to scare off its customers. Yet the...

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5 Ways to Create, Clean Up, and Optimize Your Online Presence before Submitting Applications

By - Jul 2, 08:17 AM   Comments [0]

You’ve filled out your entire application, perfected your essays, secured killer recommendations, and written a CV that truly shows off your skills and experiences. You’re ready to send, right? WRONG! There’s one more thing you need to do, and you should do it NOW, before the...

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Video Essay, the Future of MBA Admissions?

By - Jan 11, 14:58 PM   Comments [0]

In an effort to better get to know applicants beyond their stats and meticulously crafted essay answers, elite MBA programs have rolled out a number of innovative changes to their evaluation process during this application season. University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School launched a new team-based discussion...

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