Posts Tagged ‘Weaknesses’

15 Reasons MBA Applicants are Rejected

By - Oct 22, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

If you are reading this, you are most likely considering applying or in the midst of applying to business school. Your goal is to be admitted, of course, and eliminate any obvious reasons to be rejected. What follows are several of the common reasons people...

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6 Tips for Talking About Your Weaknesses

By - Oct 9, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

How do you react when you read/hear the weakness question? With this question, schools are assessing how well you self evaluate. Like a business problem, they want to hear your plan of action, your implementation, and your success rate. Here are some tips to help you...

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6 Tips for MBA Applicants with a Criminal Record

By - Sep 14, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

It’s your job to demonstrate to the adcom that you stand out from the applicant pool and are exactly the person they want in their next MBA class. In this series, you’ll learn how to dig deep to unearth your unique character traits, experiences, skills,...

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Can You Get Accepted After Doing Something Stupid?

By - Aug 9, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

The point of this article is not to tell you that you shouldn’t engage in disorderly conduct, petty theft, or other minor (or major) infractions (though you really shouldn’t…); what we want to discuss here is how you should overcome the obstacle of a criminal...

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Flaws Make You Real

By - Aug 2, 12:21 PM   Comments [0]

A speaker recently told a story about traveling in Asia where he saw a stunning emerald. Enchanted by the stone’s beauty, he decided to buy it. On the spot. He returned home and took the emerald to a jeweler for appraisal. The jeweler began to examine...

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Resilience in the Face of Failure

By - Jul 1, 01:34 AM   Comments [0]

Essay questions dealing with failure, risk, mistakes, and difficult interactions or conflict often cause applicants to cringe, squirm, and bite their nails. After all, you want to show yourself succeeding and conquering the world in your essays and personal statements, not falling down. But there’s...

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6 Tips for Talking About Your Weaknesses

By - Feb 22, 02:15 AM   Comments [0]

What do you do when you read/hear the weakness question? Schools are assessing how well you self evaluate. Like a business problem, they want to hear your plan of action, your implementation, and your success rate. Here are some tips to help you a) think...

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Overcoming Average Work Experience in Your MBA Application

By - Oct 25, 08:42 AM   Comments [0]

It is no secret that getting into business school is a lot easier for MBA applicants with work experience in sexy fields or who have one-of-kind, extraordinary backgrounds. However, most applicants to top MBA programs have typical careers as an analyst, engineer, or salesperson. So the question becomes –...

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Application Tips for All You MBA Applicants with Non-Quant Backgrounds

By - Oct 25, 08:40 AM   Comments [0]

Terrified that the admissions committee is going to be underwhelmed with your lack of experience in analytical and quant skills? Well don’t worry. Lucky for you MBA programs aren’t interested in filling classrooms to the brim with quant jockeys that know the ins and outs...

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How Do You Deal With Criticism? MBA Admissions Committees Want to Know

By - Jul 1, 12:57 PM   Comments [0]

Many MBA essays ask you to write about a time you faced criticism. This may not be the kind of question you wished they had asked, but it is one that provides an excellent opportunity to show the highly prized quality of emotional intelligence, or...

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