Posts Tagged ‘goals’

MBA Candidate Differentiation: Do NOT Try This at Home | Amerasia Consulting Group

By - Apr 10, 03:28 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff | Amerasia Consulting Group Time to go full PSA here.  I'm talking all alarms ringing, sirens, whatever it takes to get your attention.  By "you" I mean: anyone applying or thinking of applying to business school.  You need to stop doing something immediately....

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Your MBA Goals Essay: Get Ready, Get Set, THINK!

By - Mar 26, 13:31 PM   Comments [0]

You’ll be applying to b-school this fall, aiming for the Round 1 deadlines. You may also be working full-time, juggling a few other responsibilities, and perhaps trying to hike up that GMAT score. You really don’t have time to spare. So let’s get down to business and...

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One Easy Way to Personalize your MBA Essay Content

By - Mar 21, 02:36 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group This is a post I write basically every year because it comes from what I'm seeing each round, every day, on basically every application.  That drum beat is really rigid, hard-to-read Why School X sections on essays.  I give the...

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Write an MBA Goals Essays that Turns the Adcom into Your Cheerleaders!

By - Sep 27, 15:06 PM   Comments [0]

By following the advice in the previous post you can create goals that are clear, credible, and convincing, but they won’t necessarily be exciting. They won’t make the adcom reader think as she reads, “Wow, it would be great if he could do that!” And...

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Exactly What Are Goals?

By - Sep 20, 14:32 PM   Comments [0]

“I want to move from the buy side to the sell side.” “I want to shift from technology consulting to investment banking.” Not goals. An engineer once really said to me, “I want to go into either finance or consulting.” Not goals. A goal isn’t something you want, it’s something...

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Why Write a Series About MBA Goals?

By - Sep 13, 16:24 PM   Comments [0]

A few years ago, in the good old days when Wharton still offered feedback to rejected applicants, I talked with a potential client who happened to be reapplying to Wharton. I asked him whether he’d obtained feedback on his application, and he said yes. Well? “Actually...

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Linking Your Chicago Booth Presentation Essay to the School’s Introduction Content

By - Nov 16, 00:03 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group I have received the following question a lot lately: "Should my presentation reflect the ideas that Booth espouses when introducing the presentation question?"  The short answer is "yes," but the long answer is more complicated than that and is worthy...

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What is a Goal? (And What is Not)

By - Mar 8, 12:48 PM   Comments [0]

Let’s start by talking about what ISN’T a goal. When an applicant says something along the lines of: “I’m interested in investment banking or consulting or marketing,” then I know there’s significant work to be done, because THIS is NOT a goal. A strong, clear MBA goal should...

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Final Miscellany – Plan B, Research, Professional Support

By - Jul 30, 09:34 AM   Comments [0]

"Final Miscellany – Plan B, Research, Professional Support” is excerpted from the Accepted.com special report, Why MBA? To download the entire free special report, click here. I will wrap up this series with a few miscellaneous points. Plan B Think you’re done with MBA goals? Think again… In...

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The Goals Essay: Writing Nitty-Gritty

By - Jul 23, 08:14 AM   Comments [0]

"Goals Essay - Writing Nitty-Gritty” is excerpted from the Accepted.com special report, Why MBA? To download the entire free special report, click here. Short- and long-term goals Before you start drafting your goals essays, work out three levels of goals: short-term, intermediate, and long-term. It helps to...

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