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Crafting a Differentiated MBA Application: Live Chat with HBS Grad!

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Hello Everyone,

Do you belong to an over-represented applicant group such as Female-consulting, Caucasian-finance-male or Indian-IT-male? Join us on Oct 27th with HBS grad and founder of Ivy Groupe admission consulting, Shaifali Aggarwal, in which Shaifali will share the strategies for crafting an MBA application that stands out from the competition. In this 2 hour chat session, Shaifali will also answer your questions about various other parts of MBA applications..

Date and Time: Oct 27th, 9am Pacific / 9:30 pm Indian time
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We will start the session in 5 minutes. Join us in the chat to learn how to write a differentiated MBA application.. https://gmatclub.com/forum/mchat.php?fl=menu

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Hello Everyone,

Do you belong to an over-represented applicant group such as Female-consulting, Caucasian-finance-male or Indian-IT-male? Join us on Oct 27th with HBS grad and founder of Ivy Groupe admission consulting, Shaifali Aggarwal, in which Shaifali will share the strategies for crafting an MBA application that stands out from the competition. In this 2 hour chat session, Shaifali will also answer your questions about various other parts of MBA applications..

Date and Time: Oct 27th, 9am Pacific / 9:30 pm Indian time
Place: GMATClub Chat Room
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How to Craft an Authentic, compelling application....

The first thing to think about as you craft a differentiated application is to understand how you will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee. Admissions Committees are looking to create a diverse class of students, which means diversity of professional experiences, personal experiences, geographies, and perspectives. As a result, candidates are placed into different buckets, such as Indian IT male or Caucasian male in finance.

So, then, how do you differentiate yourself? The key is crafting an authentic, compelling application by drawing upon your unique experiences and perspectives. You need to talk about the why and provide your interpretation of the events that have shaped you as well as convey your voice. What differentiates each and every single one of you is the path that you have taken to get to where you are today. So even though you may be in an over-represented pool, your unique journey is what will make you stand out. This blog post expands on this idea: https://www.ivygroupe.com/single-post/2 ... pplication

As you approach your application and seek to differentiate it, there are a few things to keep in mind

1. Answer why you are applying to business school. This seems simple enough, but you’d be surprised that many candidates don’t articulate goals that are specific, achievable, and credible. Your goals need to connect clearly with what you have done in the past (and this can encompass your personal experiences) as well as what you’d like to do in the future. And being very specific about why certain programs are the right ones for you to attend is important to articulate clearly, so you can differentiate yourself in an over-represented pool by being specific around your goals and why you want to attend a particular MBA program.

2. The second way to differentiate yourself is to deliver results in both your professional and extracurricular activities. Too many candidates focus on what they have done generically, without going into the why and the how. It’s extremely important to focus on the quality of your experiences in the professional realm and the results that you have delivered. Similarly, business schools assess whether or not you will meaningfully contribute to campus life through your extracurricular activities and the impact that you have had.


3. The third way to differentiate yourself in an over-represented pool is by choosing recommenders who complement one another. Many times, candidates choose recommenders who focus on the exact same things, and that is a lost opportunity. Your two recommendation letters should provide the Admissions Committee with a holistic picture of you.

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Thank you to those of you who participated in the chat! As mentioned during the event, I am offering free 30-minute consultations for those applying in 2017-2018 - you can sign-up by visiting https://www.ivygroupe.com/contact or emailing info@ivygroupe.com.
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