Posts Tagged ‘diversity’

Applying for Your MBA Through The Consortium: Best Deal in Town

By - Jun 23, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Our consultants receive a lot of questions from clients about applying to MBA programs through The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. I’ve heard myths flying around that suggest that applying to one (or more) of the 20 Consortium schools through The Consortium’s application is disadvantageous....

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How Does Your GMAT Score Fit into the Holistic MBA Application Puzzle?

By - May 9, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

There’s a lot of talk about the holistic approach admission directors take to evaluate applications. How much weight is really put on different aspects of the application during evaluation? If the approach is so holistic, then why do so many applicants with low GMAT scores get...

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What Is the Diversity Essay Question & How Do You Answer It?

By - Nov 20, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

  What is the diversity question in a school application, and more importantly, why does it matter when applying to leading programs and universities? Many applications now include a question – sometimes optional – that encourages applicants with minority backgrounds, unusual education, distinctive experience, or unique family...

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The Applicants That Stand Out at Columbia Business School

By - Aug 3, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

My observation as a former insider at CBS is that Columbia is looking to build a diverse class of high-achieving world citizens who’ve got a bit of grit. World Citizen What do I mean by a world citizen? For a small fraction, it means applicants who are...

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Society of Women Engineers: The Community for Women in Engineering [Episode 262]

By - Jun 10, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Summary The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is 40,000+ members strong worldwide, and provides a sense of community to women who may feel isolated in their engineering studies or career due to a lack of gender diversity. Karen Horting is the Executive Director & CEO of...

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Is Drop in Foreign Student Visas Due to Trump’s Immigration Policy?

By - Mar 27, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

According to State Department data, the number of visas given to foreign students was noticeably lower last year after stricter immigration policies were implemented. This has added to the financial challenges that some US colleges and universities are experiencing. Foreign schools have increased their competition with...

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Encore: Different Dimensions of Diversity [Episode 221]

By - Aug 28, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Tune in for an encore of one of our most popular 2017 podcast episodes, where Linda Abraham addresses one of the the most pressing topics on applicants' minds: how to properly approach the diversity question. [powerpress] Listen in as Linda answers your diversity-in-admissions questions, including: 1. Why...

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The Consortium Can Help You Get Your MBA [Episode 216]

By - Jul 26, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

It gives me great pleasure to have for the first time on AST, Danni Young, Director of Recruiting at The Consortium for the Graduate Study of Management. Danni earned her bachelors degree from Lincoln University in Missouri and her MBA from Washington University in St....

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Can You Get Into a Top Grad School if You Didn’t Attend a Top University?

By - Jul 23, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Abhishek from India recently asked on our blog what Indian applicants who graduated from undergraduate programs not among the elite Indian IIT’s can do to gain acceptance to the top global MBA programs. While Abhishek was particularly focused on Indian MBA aspirants, this question applies...

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Approaching The Diversity Essay Question

By - Apr 4, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

Many applications now have a question, sometimes optional, geared to encouraging people with minority backgrounds or unusual educational or family histories to write about their background. How Are YOU Diverse? First the easy answer: If you are an immigrant to the US, the child of immigrants or...

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