Posts Tagged ‘MBA goals’

The Reality of Unrealistic MBA Goals

By - Jun 17, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Business school candidates (depending on career stage) will often look to advanced graduate degrees for one of three reasons: (a) to accelerate in their current career, (b) to make a career switch, or (c) to start a business. Whatever the reason, it’s important that the adcom...

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Backup Plans, Research and Professional Support

By - Dec 9, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

I will wrap up this series with a few additional points. Creating a backup plan Think you’re done with MBA goals? Think again… In the current global economic volatility, having a backup plan for your immediate post-MBA goal can be not only good planning for you, but...

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

By - Nov 25, 06:00 AM   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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What Exactly Are Goals?

By - Nov 18, 06:00 AM   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 said to me, “I want to go into either finance or consulting.” Not goals. A goal isn’t something you want, it’s something you...

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Why Write a Series About MBA Goals?

By - Nov 11, 06:00 AM   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 was reapplying to Wharton. I asked him whether he’d obtained feedback on his application, and he said yes. Well? “Actually they...

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Getting Your MBA Goals in Shape

By - Sep 27, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

  Knowing they’ll have to write essays about their goals, most b-school applicants have identified their goals prior to starting the application process. But I’ve found that “identified” often has a misconstrued scope, either too narrow or too broad to effectively serve the purpose of the...

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How to Add Detail to Your Social Enterprise/Community Service Goals

By - Apr 19, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Whether you’re applying for an MBA, a PhD in Public Policy (or many other doctoral fields), or a Masters in Social Work, you’re likely to talk about social enterprise or community service goals in your application. For some, this will be your primary objective –...

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3 Ways to Prepare for Your 2018 MBA Application

By - Mar 22, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

You can feel it in the air: the excitement of the just-published U.S. News and other business-school rankings, the proud chatter of accepted candidates on MBA forums worldwide, the articles speculating on just how many more people will apply to business school this year and how acceptance...

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Three MBA Application Poisons and Their Antidotes [Video]

By - Jan 9, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

You need to write impressive MBA application essays if you want to grab the attention of the admissions readers and snag a coveted interview invite (and then actually score a seat in the next class). But what should you write about? What shouldn’t you write...

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How to Clarify Your Goals for Your MBA – And Beyond

By - Dec 11, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

“How to Clarify Your Goals for Your MBA – And Beyond” is excerpted from MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools, by Linda Abraham and Judy Gruen. Some applicants may be very clear about either the industry in which they want...

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