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Good morning!

I have not updated my blog in a while. There really haven’t been much of an update. I already paid my deposit to go to MIT Sloan, and I am ready to attend in the Fall. I did an interview at Accepted.com (http://blog.accepted.com/2015/03/01/iv-overrepresented-minority-mit-sloan-admit/) if any prospective candidates want to view it.

I may or may not update this blog much in the near future. The key takeaway is don’t let rejections make you overthink your credentials and effort. There are more and less “qualified” people that got in. However, qualified is such a subjective term.

Another thing for candidates more than a year out from applying. This may sound disingenuous, but I do think if you are targeting the best schools and want to have a great story, quit your job and join a nonprofit. In your essay, talk about your convictions to be a social entrepreneur. Bam, you will get to most schools. It’s a big step to do it, because you won’t get paid. However, if you already come from a family of wealth, I do not see it as a big risk. I could not do that, since I was already supporting my parents.

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FROM The MBA Manual: How to approach the applications process
This post is going to be a short one but it contains some important information.  When you first sit down to start working on your applications (for most, this is the summer before they apply), you might not know where exactly you should start.  Before you know it you’ll have 6 or 7 schools that you’re interested in applying to opening their applications and releasing their essay prompts.  You’ll want to devote adequate time to each application and essay but you’ll also be eager to work on all of them.  You’ll finish an application or essay but then wonder if you should go back to it and take time away from others since its one of your dream schools.  In short, you’ll feel like you’re being pulled in 1,000 different directions.

So, what should you do?

Start early

If there’s anything you take away from my blog, let it be starting everything early.  I’ve mentioned the importance of starting early on research, studying, and extra-curriculars.  Applications are no different.  Harvard Business School is almost always the first b-school to release its essay prompts (early may), so you should think about starting to get down to business around then, especially if Harvard is a school you’re shooting for.  Side note: if you’re really gunning for HBS, you might want to take a look at this book of 65 successful business school essays.  I own the book and it actually helped me with my essays for all of my applications, not just Harvard.

Organize your time

If you start working in early May, that leaves you about 20 weeks until most of the applications will start to be due.  Split those 20 weeks up into segments based on how many schools you intend on applying to.  If you’ll apply to 6 schools, aim to spend a little over 3 weeks per application.  If you’re going with a more ambitious 8 schools, you’ll want to pick up your pace and aim to complete an application about every 2 and a half weeks.

Also, don’t be afraid to take your time and use the full amount of time you’ve delegated for yourself.  There’s no bonus to finishing your first 3 applications in the first week if they aren’t your best work.

Go in order!

This is probably the thing that helped me the most when I was in the center of the whirlwind that is the applications process.  Now, you can’t control when schools release their essays and applications, and at first you should probably just work on the applications when they come out (Harvard first, then ____, etc.).  However, at some point during the summer/fall you’ll be at a point where most or all of the schools will have released their essay prompts and opened their applications, and it is at this point that you should start ordering your efforts based on when those materials will be due.  For example, if it is mid-September, and you have finished Columbia (due Jan 7), and NYU (due October 15), but haven’t finished MIT (due September 23), you’ll be in trouble.  Get a gauge on when each set of materials is due, mark the dates in your calendar, and check back often (these dates come faster than you think!).  If you go in order and complete the applications in the order that they’re due, you’ll buy yourself the most time possible and be able to construct the best possible applications.  Here were the due dates for some major programs for the 2014-2015 application cycle so you can get a better handle on which apps you’ll be focusing on first:

Harvard Business School = September 9

Yale SOM = September 18

MIT = September  23

Stanford GSB  = October 1

Cornell (Johnson) = October 1

UPenn (Wharton)  = October 1

NYU (Stern) = October 15

Columbia = January 7

 

I realize that a lot of this is common sense but sometimes when you’re under some intense pressure, have several deadlines to meet, and are working on a handful of applications and a dozen essays, common sense starts to go out the window.  If you follow the above directions, you will almost certainly have a smoother, more productive application writing period that yields higher quality application materials than you would if you went at things more haphazardly.  Be diligent, work hard, and stick to your schedule, and you’ll have some well-polished applications to turn in come due date.

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This guide is designed to help Johnson MBA applicants to prepare for their interview, complete with a list of the most common Cornell MBA interview questions. The typical Johnson MBA interview is 30 to 50 minutes long. It can be given by either a second year student, alumni or an admissions committee member. It is even possible to get an interview with an adcom member with a second year student in training to learn how to interview. Interviews can take place on campus, off-campus or over skype. Expect the interview to be semi-blind, which means that they have seen your resume but probably nothing else. The Cornell MBA interview questions below are organized from most common question to least common, with the frequency it is asked in parenthesis.

Most Common Cornell MBA Interview Questions
1) Tell me about yourself or walk me through your resume. (80%)

2) Tell me about a challenging situation at work or a work conflict. (70%)

3) Why Johnson? (70%)

4) Why get an MBA? Why now? (60%)

5) How will you contribute to Johnson? (50%)

6) What are your post MBA plans or goals? (50%)

7) Describe a time when you managed or lead other people? (50%)

8) What is your biggest weakness? (40%)

9) Why did you make XYZ transition? (20%)

10) What is your leadership style? (20%)

11) Have you applied to any other schools? What do they have in common with Johnson? (20%)

12) Is there anything else you want me to know? (20%)

At the end you will have time to ask a few questions. For additional interview tips check out my MBA interview preparation guide. This guide was created using theJohnson interview reports from clear admit.

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Written by a Harvard MBA, Negotiating with Giants takes an interesting look at how to negotiate for what you want, even with the odds stacked against you. It doesn't matter if you are gunning for a promotion with your boss, raising money for your startup, or just trying to get your library late fees waived, this book will give you the strategies you need to face any person or organization with seemingly more power than you.

 

I had an interesting talk with the CEO of my company earlier this week. He has built several medical device companies, has been responsible for the creation of hundreds of millions of dollars of value in the medical device industry, and is directly responsible for increasing the quality of life of thousands of people, worldwide. All this, and you have probably never heard of him.

 

What started off as a minor discussion turned into a long talk about what my post-MBA plans were. I had never really talked to him about what my career goals were, but he dropped a wealth of entrepreneurship knowledge once I explained them to him. These were the four main points:

 

Find Solutions, Not Problems
 

Be a problem solver, and not a problem seeker. Have you ever worked at an organization where the only thing some of your coworkers do is point out flaws in other people’s work, provide baseless criticism, and never actually PRODUCE anything? Pointing out everything that’s wrong is easy. The only way to provide real value is to solve problems when you encounter them, not just point them out.

 

Make Decisions, Not Excuses
 

Sometimes, especially in a startup environment, it’s better to be wrong and move forward than to agonize over a decision and stay stagnant. Nothing is learned without moving forward, and having a stack of failures behind you certainly builds experience.

 

Hire for Heart, Train for Talent
 

Impassioned, driven, and hard-working people will outproduce the smartest or seemingly most competent people who lack these qualities.

 

Experience is the Best Teacher
 

He calls it “scar tissue.” Do you remember your first big project at work? I remember spending a whole week writing and editing a report that I can now write in the 15 minutes I have in between meetings. This is because the experience that you gain allows you to quickly identify what is important and what is unimportant. This was especially valuable coming from an accomplished entrepreneur who has experienced the same success that I hope to achieve in my career.

 

The qualities that the CEO of my company was talking about are not things that are “taught” in an MBA program – they’re built-in to a person’s character. Having MBA from a top program does not guarantee success, just like having a straight-A transcript doesn’t make you more likely to be a value-producing employee. And, just like the CEO of my company, these qualities are what business schools are looking for in applicants, not just GMAT, GPA, and other benchmarks.

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FROM The adventures of a (provisional) MBA student: FIELD 3 – The ‘capstone’ of the RC
FIELD 3 is the final and third part of the FIELD portion of the RC (Required Curriculum – 1st Year), a unique part of the HBS MBA experience. And as the first year reaches its final stretch, we’re fully in the swing of setting up our micro-businesses.

FIELD 3 asks you to form teams with 4 or 5 other MBA students. This is the first time this year we’ve been asked to form our own teams – giving you the opportunity to test your pitching skills and powers of persuasion with fellow classmates that your idea is viable and deserves attention.

Our team is focusing on the perennial battle that many feel around exercising, and needing that ‘extra little kick’ to get out and exercise or eat healthily. So we’ve started Badger. Badger is a new service that links personal trainers and nutritionists to users remotely on demand.

The idea is that people get much more motivation when they have some form of accountability to a real person, and people pay for a gym trainer just for that reason, but that’s just too unaffordable for most people. We hope that this can bridge the gap and give a real connection at a fraction of the cost, and help people to achieve what they want to achieve.

We’re feeling pretty pleased that we’ve managed to get our service up and running, and we’re accepting beta testers if lovely readers want to give it a try. Just go to joinbadger.com to sign up!

FIELD3 obviously isn’t exactly the same of starting a real business. The timings are pretty compressed, with due dates based around the academic calendar, and a pretty limited scope. However, it’s a great chance for many in the MBA program to try (and maybe like) something they have never tried before for whatever reason.

It’s been a great experience so far, I’ve tried and learnt some completely different things, and I’m really excited to see how we get on.

HBS is the only business school (to my slightly outdated knowledge) that has this sort of program required as part of the curriculum. I think this is a great feature as you get a completely diverse mix trying out starting a business, and I’ve already heard of some (FIELD has been running about 5 years now) that have gone through FIELD and completely changed their career direction because of it – an achievement in itself. I’ll keep you posted with how Badger does!

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I’m still trying to figure out all of the things I did differently this year that earned me a spot at HBS. Since I had practice writing essays from my previous attempt at applying, and I had really worked hard at defining my core reasons for applying – writing went a lot easier this year.

 

There was no more staring out the window watching cars go by instead of writing…

 

There was no more feeling guilty on a Saturday night after setting the whole day aside for essays…and getting nothing done.

 

Instead, I wrote crisp and clear essays that said what I wanted them to say in just a few hours – no pain, no agonizing over perfection, and no wasted time.

 

But looking back, I realized I used a process for writing my essays. Last year, I wrote whatever I was feeling like writing, with no plan, structure, or goal in mind. I had no idea what I was trying to communicate!

 

Here are the steps I took to write better essays this year.

 

As a bonus download, here is a free worksheet that will walk you through the entire process, step-by-step and in a little bit more detail than I go into in this post...

 

Step 1: Ideate – Come up with a whole bunch of ideas
Yep, that’s right. You’re not defining your “career vision”, making a dream catcher or connecting with your b-school spirit animal (mine is Charlie Munger). You’re starting this process by doing work. Good job!

 

The idea is to come up with 50-100 ideas from EVERY aspect of your life that you can tell. Pick ones that you would tell to people you don’t know that make you sound interesting (even if you aren’t). Good ideas, bad ideas, doesn’t matter. Write them all down on a piece of paper and when you hit 50-100, move to step 2.

 

Step 2: Eliminate – Get rid of all of the BAD ideas
Now your creative juices should be flowing. You’ll know by now which of your stories are stand-out options for b-school essays, and narrow them down to the top ten.

 

Wondering why you came up with 100 ideas just to throw 90 of them away? Well, it’s a lot easier to pick 10 GREAT ideas from 100 than is is to create 10 ideas from zero.

 

Step 3: Refine – Tell the story with a B-School point of view
Only now do you take a look at your essays and ask yourself, “Self, what does this story say about me to an admissions committee?”

 

Are you covering the holy trinity of b-schools characteristics that you need to demonstrate in your applications?

  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving/Innovation
  • Teamwork
 

Step 4: Outline – Build the structure of your essay
Outlining essays seemed so pointless – but it’s a smaller example of what this whole writing process accomplishes: Do the work up-front to save time, frustration, and disappointment in your final product. Your outline can by design fix transitional issues in your essays before you even start writing, and gives you the high level view of what you are trying to say with your essay. The outline also helps you plan how to communicate everything you want in the usually tight word limits of b-school essays. Do it, it’s worth it.

 

Step 5: Write
If you followed steps 1-4, writing is now the easy part! The best piece of advice I have for anyone writing application essays is this: write a fixed number of words every single day. Now that you have a plan, this will be a lot easier.

 

So there you have it. I had a much easier time writing essays by starting out with a lot of ideas rather than trying to come up with the perfect idea from the start. In case you missed it, here’s another link to the worksheet that details out this process:

 

 

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FROM Pro GMAT: An overview of my journey till now! from 540 to 720. Still Counting.
This an overview of my journey till now! I started bloging in August last year. I had a nice list before getting started for GMAT studies. I took my first GMAT prep on 26th Feb last year and scored 540. I took my second GMATPrep after studying for 2-3 months and scored 10 points lower! I was studying according […]Image
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I was checking my phone all day. I wasn’t sure when I would receive the admission decision from Tepper. I received an acceptance from Goizueta in the early morning of the decision release date and from Kenan-Flagler the day ahead of time. It felt like a bit of a waiting game for Tepper on the release date. I received an email later in the day from Tepper and received great news. I opened a video that welcomed me to Tepper’s class of 2017. In addition to the acceptance, I was offered a Forte Fellowship. I am so excited to have these opportunities. Now comes the tough part. I have to decide which program I am going to spend the next two years with.

In an effort to help with the decision, my boyfriend and I visited Pittsburgh to further explore the city a few days after the admission decision was released. Tepper’s Welcome Weekend is after the deposit deadline so we wanted to visit Pittsburgh once more before we have to make our decision. We lined up a couple of apartment viewings to see what is available in the area through Mozart Management. The staff was very helpful and even willing to show us apartments over the weekend. The apartments we viewed were pretty affordable but weren’t near a downtown area. We are hoping to find housing that is walkable to school or a downtown. Throughout the rest of the weekend we explored the various sections of the city. Pittsburgh is divided into numerous sections and they all have quite a different environment. Now it’s time to reflect and work through this decision.

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FROM Pro GMAT: Twitter is the new way of Collections.
This week went in reviewing all the topics that I have covered in my previous study session. I reviewed all the notes that I have made and started reviewing the Quant topics. I have started with triangles and made few flash cards and they are really helping me remember the formulas and tricks. Each time I get something […]Image
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FROM Pro GMAT: Back to the study table. Starting with 640!
Hey, Last week I started a few new things in my life. That includes shifting from daily targets to weekly targets, 45 minutes of exercise including 15 minutes of yoga, making flash cards instead of notes. I am experimenting with my lifestyle & studies, and these changes are really helping me out.  I have also made a few tweet […]Image
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FROM Naija MBA Gal: On your marks …
It’s been a while since I posted anything here. Very sorry for the silence but it was necessary. Here’s a rundown of what has happened since my last post: I’ve gone on a mini-vacation Gotten on an (read: several) apartment wait list (also actively searching on Zillow) had a minor surgery Freaked out over the […]Image
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FROM TopDogMBA - A Reapplicant's Tail: Birthday – TopDogMBA is 1 year old!
May 1st, 2015 – It’s one year since I started my TopDogMBA blog and what a year it’s been! I had no way of knowing when I started TopDogMBA – heavily inspired by the likes of MBAOver30 – if my re-application strategy was going to be a success, but I was determined to go all out […]Image
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FROM My Journey to Business School: Preparing for Kellogg
I haven’t done many blogs lately since I’ve been busy preparing for Kellogg. I thought I should give you guys a quick update on what’s been happening the last few weeks. There is just so much to do! But sometimes, like now, there’s a lull – I feel like I should be doing something productive, but instead I just laze around catching up on TV shows I love and spending time with family. :D

These are a few things I’ve checked off my list:

  • Financing my MBA (Apply for a loan & get personal finances in order)
  • i20 application
  • Visa Application
  • Visa Interview: Had my interview on 27-Apr-2015 and got a mail that my visa has been issued on 29-Apr-2015. Yaaayyy! I plan to do a post on Applying for a US Visa for international students.
  • Health Insurance & Health forms: Healthcare in the US is expensive. :(
What I still have to do:

  • Find an apartment: Since I’m moving to Evanston in the Summer quarter instead of fall, I’m having a hard time finding good deals. I’ll do a follow-up post on how to find housing just as soon as I sign a lease.
  • Tutorials in Microsoft Office, Photoshop and Basic Accounting Principles
  • Complete 2 mandatory pre-enrollment online courses set by Kellogg: I haven’t done this so far because the courses are not up on the website yet!
  • New technology: I’m thinking of buying a new phone/laptop but I might just do this once I get to Evanston.
It helps that Kellogg has a handy To Do list on the Welcome site for admitted students. I’ve just been checking things off one by one from that list.

But I’ve come across some incredibly helpful blogs online, these are some:

108 Tips for new MBA Students (by Matthew Kuo – UCLA Anderson)

A letter to an incoming MBA Student (by Rohan Rajiv – Kellogg Class of 2016)

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