Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

4 Qualities Top MBA Programs Seek

By - May 15, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Business schools aren’t looking for intelligent robots! There are four main qualities that top b-schools look for when reviewing MBA applications. If you’re aiming for the top 10, then you’ll want to make sure not only that you possess these 4 qualities, but that you’ve highlighted...

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Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Application Essay Tips

By - May 8, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Indian students considering applying to the Stanford MBA program should check out the Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship. The scholarship covers approximately 80% of the Stanford MBA’s tuition and fees for up to five Indian students to attend Stanford GSB, and the top 50 finalists for the...

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MBA Admissions: Does Extracurricular Equal Extra Credit?

By - Apr 30, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

YES! Don’t underestimate the value of non-academic, non-work activities! These activities that you participate in – hobbies, sports, volunteering, etc. – do tons to liven up your otherwise one-dimensional application. Here are some reasons why you should bulk up your extracurricular quotient: 1. Extracurricular activities add...

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What Eagles Quarterback Nick Foles Knows About MBA Applications

By - Feb 13, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

I often talk about the fact that MBA programs are essentially sifting through the applicant pool to find people whom post-MBA employers will want to hire. Employers love leaders who take risks, learn from and then brush off failures, and persevere with team spirit and...

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You Can Get Accepted Off the Waitlist! Here’s How

By - Feb 12, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

The application process is not over for waitlisted applicants. You’ve still got a chance of getting into your dream school, so now’s not the time to slack off, and it’s certainly not the time to give up. Continue fighting for that acceptance! Your waitlist updates (you...

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INSEAD MBA Criterion #4: Leadership Potential

By - Feb 5, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

This is the last post in a 4-part series that examines INSEAD MBA’s admission criteria.  INSEAD is not unique among MBA programs in desiring leadership potential in applicants. All do. It is unique in how it characterizes leadership and leadership potential. The adcom has a two-pronged view of leadership: • factual...

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MBA Admissions: Why is Community Service So Important?

By - Aug 17, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re applying to b-school NEXT year, then you probably haven’t started thinking about MBA applications yet. But now is actually an excellent time to get started – not just on test prep and boosting GPAs, but on taking time to examine your community service....

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How to Demonstrate Leadership When You Don’t Have Leadership Experience [Short Video]

By - May 17, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Most admissions committees are looking for applicants who can demonstrate leadership. If you don't have any formal leadership positions to discuss in your application essays, that doesn't mean that all is lost. Watch this short video for Linda Abraham's definition of "informal leadership" and how to...

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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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4 Ways to Display Teamwork in Application Essays

By - Oct 9, 10:48 AM   Comments [0]

Teamwork, and its close cousin, leadership, are highly prized by graduate programs and universities. Haven’t worked in teams on any regular basis? Don’t worry! There are more ways than you may realize to prove your chops in this area. Consider the following 4 options: 1. Remember: No...

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