Posts Tagged ‘MBA goals’

London Business School 2020-2021 MBA Application Essay Analysis

By - Nov 4, 08:32 AM   Comments [0]

Get Personal MBA Coach's advice on how to approach the 2020-2021 London Business School MBA application essays.

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Case Study: Indian Chartered Accountant’s Journey to Tuck

By - Feb 18, 11:52 AM   Comments [0]

Prospective MBA applicants are always curious to know what it takes to get an admit offer from a top school. We have seen that, initially, all applicants, even those with stellar profiles, have no idea how to present themselves to the admission committee. However, with proper planning, brainstorming, and...

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How to Clarify Your Goals for Your MBA – And Beyond

By - Jan 14, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Some applicants may be very clear about either the industry in which they want to work or the function or job title they’d like to have, but not always both. For example, you may be certain that you want to grow into a marketing executive...

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

By - Aug 6, 06:30 AM   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. What should you be doing now? Thinking about why you want to go to...

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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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