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Tuesday Tips: Tuck MBA Essays and Tips for 2020-2021  [#permalink]

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FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: Tuesday Tips: Tuck MBA Essays and Tips for 2020-2021
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The Tuck MBA essays are out, and we have the latest tips for you! The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has a small student body and a rural location, combined with world-class faculty and academic focus.

The admissions committee has spent considerable time developing a clear set of criteria for admissions. This year the criteria have been tweaked slightly, and Tuck replaced “Nice” with “Encouraging.” Through their Tuck MBA essays, successful applicants will show they are: smart, accomplished, aware, and encouraging.

These criteria can be a big part of your Tuck MBA essays. Luke Anthony Peña, executive director of admissions and financial aid at the Tuck School, has a new blog post where he describes the criteria in more depth.

Overall, Tuck is looking for applicants who show a pattern of behavior that demonstrates these qualities. For example, you would describe a pattern of accomplishments in your essays and resume. And then, you would show awareness when you describe how you view the world in your essays and interviews. Finally, you could show you are encouraging by describing a time when you have challenged and developed others.

Stacy Blackman Consulting can help you put together successful Tuck MBA essays. Contact us to learn more about the customized assistance we can provide for you. To learn more about the Tuck MBA application, visit the Tuck MBA admissions website.

Tuck MBA Essays
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Essay One: Tuck students can articulate how the distinctive Tuck MBA will advance their aspirations. Why are you pursuing an MBA and why Tuck? (300 words)
Being aware is one of the four criteria for successful Tuck MBA essays. To show awareness in this essay, spend some time considering your goals. Also, think about why you think an MBA is the right choice. Finally, consider why Tuck is the right place for you.

Once you have crystallized your goals, you must articulate them in this essay. Make sure you have done research on Tuck. Use that research to show why Tuck is the right place for your next step. Being aware also means seeing the opportunities available at Tuck. To make goals that are appropriate for you, considering your background and MBA, also shows you are aware.

Essay Two: Tuck students recognize how their individuality adds to the fabric of Tuck. Tell us who you are. (300 words)
Make sure you have spent time learning about Tuck and why you think you are a fit with the community. This essay is the perfect place to talk about how you are encouraging. How have you spent time developing people in your life? And, what will you do to bring that quality to Tuck?

Finally, by reaching out to current students and alumni, you will learn more about the Tuck experience. That will help you better understand how you fit in at Tuck, and write better Tuck MBA  essays.

Once you understand Tuck, think about the experiences that have shaped you. This essay is an ideal place to talk about some of your past accomplishments that involved others. For example, what you have experienced in various communities and what you have contributed or learned. You can show that you are aware, of yourself and others, through describing your experiences.

If you are struggling to come up with a topic to discuss, talk to your friends and family about any stories that remind them of your unique personality and how you interact with others. Sometimes talking with the people who know you the best can aid your self-awareness.

Essay Three: Tuck students invest generously in one another’s success even when it is not convenient or easy. Share an example of how you helped someone else succeed. (300 words)
Tuck is a team-oriented culture. It’s important to be an encouraging person who wants to develop others, and this essay is another place to show that quality. This essay can show your personality and teamwork skills.

Think about times that you invested in another person’s success even when inconvenient. Maybe you helped a competitor at work. Or, helped someone who was not in a position to reciprocate. It’s easy to help others in a low-stakes environment. It is hard to be encouraging when it doesn’t personally benefit you.

Think about your behavior in a team. Do you help your teammates understand issues, or hold up team progress? How do you resolve conflict? When have you helped someone when it was not noticed or required? Choose a time when you have truly been an encouraging and helpful teammate. Explain the situation, what you did, and the result.

If there were any lessons learned that you have applied since then, describe those lessons.

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Optional Essay: Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not addressed elsewhere (e.g., atypical choice of evaluators, factors affecting academic performance, unexplained job gaps or changes). Complete this question only if you feel your candidacy is not fully represented by this application. (300 words)
This optional essay is designed only for you to use if needed. If you feel that the rest of the application has fully described your personal qualities and accomplishments, no need to write this one. However, do use this essay if you do need to explain anything to the admissions committee.

Examples of necessary explanations include a low GPA or academic probation. Or, gaps in your work experience or a non-professional recommender. If there is anything in your application that may raise questions, clear up those doubts in this essay.

Ideally, an optional essay is brief, to the point, and focuses on the future. Succinctly explain what happened. Then, focus on how you improved and will continue to improve. Remain forward-looking and optimistic.

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B-Schooled Episode #10: Candidacy “Question Marks,” Part 2 of 2  [#permalink]

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FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: B-Schooled Episode #10: Candidacy “Question Marks,” Part 2 of 2
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We’re back to bring you a preview of episode 10 of SBC’s new B-Schooled podcast, which covers all aspects of the MBA application and admissions process.  In a continuation of last week’s episode on “candidacy question marks” – or red flags on an MBA candidate’s record – this week’s episode covers what to do if you:

  • have employment gaps in your career,
  • are unemployed when you apply,
  • get laid off or fired after you submit your materials, or
  • have something like a DUI or honor code violation from college on your record.
Part 1 covered what to do if you have:

  • A low GPA
  • A low test score
  • A few low grades within an overall decent GPA
  • A lack of extracurriculars
  • A lack of work experience, and
  • “Too much” work experience (or when an applicant is older than the rest of the candidate pool)
Listen to B-Schooled episode #10 here, or on any of the podcast apps listed below.

B-Schooled is available on most major podcast apps, including:

Apple Podcasts

Spotify

Stitcher

TuneIn

Please be sure to subscribe to B-Schooled so that you don’t miss a thing. If there’s something you’d like for us to cover in a future episode, please email podcast@stacyblackman.com. We’d love to hear from you!

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Top Ten Blog Posts-July 2020 Edition  [#permalink]

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FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: Top Ten Blog Posts-July 2020 Edition
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Wondering which blog posts this year’s crop of MBA applicants visits the most on the Stacy Blackman Consulting site? We were, too! Thanks to modern technology—AKA Google analytics—you now have the news you need right at your fingertips. Without further ado… SBC’s top ten most-visited blog posts for the second quarter of 2020.

The COVID Round
Coronavirus Admissions Update for Round 3

There is a lot of uncertainty worldwide as we grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak. For business schools, that has meant adapting to meet the circumstances of MBA applicants. Many MBA programs chose to extend Round 3 deadlines, some as far as mid-summer, to accommodate last-minute submissions.

Application Strategies Worth Noting
Character Prevails: Stanford & HarvardBusiness School MBA Applications

Have you heard of the term “double admits”? That’s what we call those singular applicants who receive admissions offers from both Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

We’ve worked with many top applicants this MBA admissions season who achieved this impressive feat—some with scholarships to boot. Here we analyze eight cases—and we have eight specific takeaways to share.

Successful Reapplicant to Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB

When we first met Ed Redden, he had submitted six failed applications. But the rejections from Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business, in particular, made him question whether he should even try to apply again.

What Makes a Great MBA Recommendation Letter

The recommendation letter forms an integral part of your MBA application package and can make—or break—your chances of admission. Ideally, the MBA recommendation letter provides the admissions committee with a fresh perspective on your skill sets. Above all, your recommenders should enhance your application by offering new and valuable insights into you as a person.

Don’t Fear Those MBA Admissions Background Checks

The vast majority of people shouldn’t stress over this verification process. Business schools aren’t on a mission to grill candidates about every last detail of their applications. They simply want to ensure that applicants have honestly represented themselves, their experience, and their accomplishments.

Face-Off: Oxford vs. Cambridge 

In SBC’s blog series Face-Off, we tease out the strengths and differences between two similarly ranked, or located, b-schools. Plus, we’ll highlight unique elements of their admissions processes. Let’s kick things off by looking at the differences between the Oxford MBA application versus that of the University of Cambridge Judge School of Business.

Blog Posts with Program-Specific Intel
Harvard MBA Essay Tips for 2020-2021

Harvard Business School will again use the same essay question as last year. According to MBA Admissions Director Chad Losee, “Amidst all the uncertainty globally, we plan to minimize changes in our application process this year.”  The admissions committee understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted plans, employment, and personal lives.

Stanford MBA Essay Tips for 2020-2021

The admissions committee at Stanford has gained significant insight into applicants by asking, “What matters most, and why?” along with “Why Stanford?” These questions are simple, yet the answers are revealing.

One of SBC’s former GSB Admissions Officers shared, “GSB is looking for people who will make a big difference AND have a better shot than most in being able to execute. Stanford GSB students also seem to have this ‘X’ factor associated with them. Almost like an ‘unexpected’ trait, talent, or experience.”

Columbia MBA Essay Tips for 2020-2021

These Columbia MBA essay questions include a new question about leadership and your fit with the School.  As one of SBC’s former CBS Admissions Officers shared, “With CBS, it really is a holistic approach, but the fit is VERY important.  They want to know why CBS- that is a big part of their culture. They want to know you’re going to fit in.”

Wharton MBA Essay Tips for 2020-2021

The Wharton School seeks to understand who you are and what motivates you in this set of essays. Admissions Director Blair Mannix comments that “the Admissions Committee is looking for candidates who will contribute to all aspects of Wharton life.” Beyond your credentials and experience, fit is important.

Above all, Wharton values diversity and teamwork. Wharton seeks a class that will work well with each other and wants to admit passionate learners.

Looking ahead…
We hope this roundup of blog posts serves as a helpful jumping-off point as you begin to prepare for your application journey in 2020 and beyond.

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SBC Principal Esther Magna on the Value of an MBA Dual Degree  [#permalink]

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FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: SBC Principal Esther Magna on the Value of an MBA Dual Degree
Many business school aspirants are interested in exploring the value of having an MBA dual degree. That’s when students complete two degrees in two disciplines at the same time. A dual program takes longer compared to a single degree. But, it is shorter and less expensive than pursuing two degrees consecutively.

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The MBA degree, when partnered with a second degree such as law, engineering, healthcare, etc., can lead to even greater career outcomes. Today, we’re highlighting the MBA dual degree experience of SBC Principal Consultant Esther Magna, who received a joint MBA and MPH from UCLA’s Anderson School.

In her role as Principal Consultant, Esther provides an initial assessment for more than 900 applicants each year. Many of these MBA aspirants are targeting joint degree programs at the world’s most elite business schools.

What were your initial impressions of dual degrees? What made you interested in one?
Truthfully, I loved the idea of having two degrees on my bio more than just one degree. Also,  I was very excited for a three-year commitment to education and all the fun experiences of being a student.

I decided to apply to both MBA and MPH programs about four years into my career. At the time, I was working in healthcare project management at Kaiser Permanente. I selected the joint degree program because it was an extension of what I loved most about my work. My role was to spearhead patient safety initiatives across the organization of hospitals and physicians.

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My work had a double-bottom-line mission. I was advocating for the company’s business priorities, and also for impact, which was the improved quality of care for patients of the healthcare enterprise.

I knew the MBA degree would afford a rigorous tool kit around business principles. Meanwhile, the MPH degree had an entirely different paradigm focus on community health and societal priorities.

I remember meeting with a dean at UCLA’s public health school in the application process, and his message to me was that the ethos of the MPH education would be complementary to that of the MBA. I enjoyed understanding how the two ideologies, MBA and MPH, meshed within the joint degree experience.

Why did you decide to pursue this particular dual degree?
I was working professionally, just based on intuition, and often felt I was “winging it.” I knew I needed to professionalize my skills through higher education. I wanted to get the knowledge, tools, frameworks, and networks to advance my career short and long term.

The MBA and MPH were an ideal extension of my desire to do work that reflects the priorities of both business and societal good. I also valued the higher education degrees for the credibility that they afford within professional settings. It is like a stamp of approval or legitimacy, and that has ignited my career ever since.

What was the deciding factor in selecting your specific school?
I applied to the joint degree programs at both UCLA and USC, which entailed four separate applications and essay sets. I received admissions offers from both, and a full scholarship offer from USC. Ultimately, I went with UCLA Anderson because I valued its brand, student class, and location on the Westside of LA, where I knew I wanted to raise my family.

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Did the dual degree coursework seem to differ from a “regular” program? How?
Most dual-degree programs offer the coursework separately. In other words, there aren’t “dual degree” courses. Instead, there are courses in the MBA program and then classes in the MPH program, including required and optional courses. I was one of three MPH/MBA joint degree students, so I didn’t see my joint degree peers in my classes. Similarly, the MBA/MD or MBA/JD students were so few.

The MPH courses were very different from the MBA courses in many ways. For example, the typical MPH student is much younger and has less work experience than those in the MBA program. Business school aspirants usually have 3-5 years of work experience before the program.

The MBA courses were usually larger, likely due to the higher demand for the program, and often case study-based. MPH program courses often went into clinical or societal aspects of healthcare, such as population health or community organizing.

The MPH program courses took place inside the UCLA hospital network facilities and often taught by clinical research-based faculty. Thus, my education was influenced heavily by the medical system that surrounded it.

How did your degree program prepare you for your current career?
I had my first child during the second year of my joint degree program. Then,  I had my second child one week after receiving my diploma at my graduation ceremony! I was the odd duck in grad school, as I was the only one who was pregnant for most of my higher education experience. As a result, I didn’t take part in on-campus recruiting during my third year, as I elected to be a stay-at-home mom in the years immediately after receiving my two degrees.

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The value of the MBA/MPH became most clear only after I returned to my career seven years later, just after the 2008 economic downturn. Through a lucky encounter with Stacy Blackman via social circles, I began this work full-time in MBA admissions consulting. The role actively relies on my graduate degrees. I could not have this career without those degrees and feel grateful that I had taken the time to get both degrees when I was younger.

As a consultant guiding higher education applicants, I regularly draw upon my knowledge from the joint degree experience. The MPH has become more relevant for MBA applicant inquiries because so many are applying from healthcare industries or social impact domains. Many clients are aspiring toward post-graduate career paths in social impact. I can relate to a wide array of higher education applicants because of my joint degree.

Did you feel your dual degree gave you a leg up over just pursuing an MPH or MBA by itself? How?
The MBA is essential to my current career, no question. The MPH is an incremental value-add because of the rising demand for healthcare careers and the need for healthcare leaders trained in both business and healthcare disciplines. I could do my work without an MPH degree. But it’s undoubtedly valuable, and the MPH also has parallels to other joint degree programs such as public policy.

While I don’t work in public health, I call on the learnings from the MPH degree when relating to grad school applicants who are nontraditional in career paths or aspirations.

ETS, the company that administers the GRE, recently chose me to act as an industry influencer. In that role, I participated in a social media campaign that included a YouTube video produced by an ad agency in New York. I asked the producers why they selected me. It was because of my joint degree. I loved the experience, and it was a reminder that the MPH degree is continuing to benefit me.

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Are there any areas where you feel you didn’t get as in-depth an education as you would’ve liked?
Years after the MBA, the most valuable tools aren’t the equations, calculations, or models from the lectures. The real value is the critical thinking that I learned from the joint degree — the level of higher and broader thinking that stands the test of time.

I remember several powerful moments in my education.

  • For example, I remember the complexity of a “how to create a healthcare research study,” from an MPH course. Since then, I am more critical around analyzing reports in business and healthcare, as I learned extensively about bias, sample size, research methods, etc. I don’t take things at face value because of that course.
  • I remember feeling mesmerized by a healthcare utilization class in the MPH program because the costs of screenings (e.g., MRIs) for cancer patients were hotly debated against the compassionate need to offer those screenings to patients who asked for them. Tradeoffs around choices and appreciation for disparate points of view have since then been a hallmark of my approach professionally.
  • I remember a family business class at my MBA program taught by a psychologist, who skillfully taught us about how senior executives, despite robust pay packages, often fall prey to burnout and experience deep unhappiness. He shared the secrets to career paths that are sustainable and fulfilling.
  • I remember the negotiation class at my MBA program, where I learned how to identify and invoke leverage in successful negotiations and how to optimize negotiation scenarios. I use these skills often.
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What was the job search like after graduating with your dual degree? How did prospective employers react to it?
My peers from both programs found awesome jobs through on-campus recruiting. If I worked in a traditional corporate setting, I’m sure the joint degree would be a value-add for recruiters in any healthcare or social impact domain. For all industries, two grad degrees shows intellectual horsepower, range, and relatability.

Like anything, a higher education degree is not the secret sauce on its own. It’s work ethic, character, ambition, diligence, networking finesse, and other traits that are the dealmakers and are essential to optimize recruiting potential, even with the higher education degree.

What advice would you give to students considering pursuing a dual MBA degree?
Keep in mind a joint degree isn’t ever a requirement for a given job. One higher degree often is required, depending on the role. Two grad degrees can open more recruiting doors due to the breadth and range of training. It’s an investment in yourself toward long-term opportunities.

Evaluate and embrace what the second degree will offer that the first grad degree alone will not afford. Many higher education programs, such as the MBA, have become well-balanced across courses and allow for electives at adjacent programs, such as MPP (master of public policy) or MPH schools. A deep-dive education into the second degree should be welcome and exciting for you, given the extra year required.

The joint degree would take a third year, inclusive of costs, and place you into a different cohort (a later year of MBA graduates) for recruiting, networking, etc. You will want to leverage the connections you will make within your MBA program. A joint degree may take you away from the MBA student group to some extent. So, stay engaged in the student groups of both programs to maximize relationship-building and networking. You can catch up on sleep later in life!

This professional spotlight originally appeared on OnlineMBA.com.

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Chicago Booth MBA Deadlines for 2020-2021  [#permalink]

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FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: Chicago Booth MBA Deadlines for 2020-2021
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Are you already planning your application strategy for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business? Then get out your calendar, because the Chicago Booth MBA deadlines for the 2020-2021 admissions season have been announced!

Chicago Booth MBA Deadlines for 2020-2021
Round 1
Application due: September 24, 2020

Decision released: December 3, 2020

Round 2
Application due: January 12, 2021

Decision released: March 18, 2021

Round 3
Application due: April 1, 2021

Decision released: May 20, 2021

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Applications submitted after a deadline will automatically be considered in the next round, provided that all required materials are included with the application.

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If you need guidance on your Booth MBA applications or wish to discuss your MBA plans, reach out for a complimentary analysis of your candidacy. We’re here to help! For more information about applying to Chicago Booth, please visit the Booth admissions website.

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Kellogg MBA Deadlines for 2020-2021  [#permalink]

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FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: Kellogg MBA Deadlines for 2020-2021
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Are you interested in Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management? Then get ready to mark your calendar. The Kellogg MBA deadlines for the 2020-2021 admissions season have been announced! They are as follows:

Kellogg MBA deadlines for 2020-2021
Round 1
Application due: September 16, 2020

Decision released: December 9, 2020

Round 2
Application due: January 6, 2021

Decision released: March 24, 2021

Round 3
Application due: April 7, 2021

Decision released: May 12, 2021

Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. CT on the application deadline date.

If you’re an international applicant, Kellogg encourages you to apply in Round 1 or 2 to allow time for your visa application.

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If you need guidance on your Kellogg application or wish to discuss your MBA plans, reach out for a complimentary analysis of your candidacy. We’re here to help! For more information about applying to the Kellogg School of Management, please visit the Kellogg admissions website.

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NYU Stern MBA Deadlines for 2020-2021  [#permalink]

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FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: NYU Stern MBA Deadlines for 2020-2021
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Is the New York University Stern School of Business on your shortlist of target MBA programs? Then get ready to mark your calendar. The NYU Stern MBA deadlines for the 2020-2021 admissions season have been announced!

NYU Stern MBA Deadlines
Round 1
Application due: October 15, 2020

Initial notification: January 1, 2021

Round 2
Application due: November 15, 2020

Initial notification: February 1, 2021

Round 3
Application due: January 15, 2021

Initial notification: April 1, 2021

Round 4
Application due: March 15, 2021

Initial notification: June 1, 2021

Your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the day of the deadline. NYU Stern encourages international applicants to the Full-time MBA program to apply earlier in the application cycle to facilitate visa arrangements and to have priority consideration for off-site interviews.

The 2020-2021 application is now open. For more information on applying, please visit the NYU Stern MBA admissions website. If you need guidance on your Stern MBA application, or wish to discuss your MBA plans, reach out for a complimentary analysis of your candidacy. We’re here to help!

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Is New York University’s Stern School of Business on your list of target MBA programs? Then get ready to hit the ground running. The NYU Stern essays for the 2020-2021 admissions season have been announced, and they remain unchanged from last year.

But first, a note about these NYU Stern essays from the Stern AdComm:

Our Stern essay questions give you the opportunity to more fully present yourself to the Admissions Committee and to provide insight into your experiences, goals, and thought processes.

Your essays must be written entirely by you. An offer of admission will be rescinded if you did not write your essays.

NYU Stern Essays for 2020-2021
Essay 1: Professional Aspirations
(500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

  • What are your short and long-term career goals?
  • How will the MBA help you achieve them?
Essay 2: Personal Experience (aka “Pick Six”)
Describe yourself to the Admissions Committee and to your future classmates using six images and corresponding captions. Your uploaded PDF should contain all of the following elements:

  • A brief introduction or overview of your “Pick Six” (no more than 3 sentences).
  • Six images that help illustrate who you are.
  • A one-sentence caption for each of the six images that helps explain why they were selected and are significant to you.
Note: Your visuals may include photos, infographics, drawings, or any other images that best describe you. Your document must be uploaded as a single PDF. The essay cannot be sent in physical form or be linked to a website.

Essay 3: Additional Information (Optional) 
(250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE, IELTS or TOEFL, or any other relevant information.

If you are planning to attend the Langone Part-time MBA program and do not currently live in the NYC Metro Area or the Westchester area, please indicate your plans to pursue the program. If you are planning to relocate to the NYC area, please indicate your plans for employment.

The EQ Endorsement
NYU Stern calls IQ+EQ a core value of the school, and it seeks exceptional individuals who possess both intellectual and interpersonal strengths. Emotional intelligence (EQ) skills such as self-awareness, empathy, communication and self-management are at the core of our community of leaders.

  • One EQ Endorsement must come from your current supervisor. If you cannot include an endorsement from your current supervisor, you must provide an explanation in the online application.
  • The second EQ Endorsement may come from someone who knows you professionally and/or personally.
  • The endorsement must be from someone who knows you personally and/or professionally and can act as a persuasive advocate of your EQ strengths.
  • Immediate family members should not write your EQ Endorsement.
EQ Endorsement Questions:
1. Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant’s role in your organization.

2. How does the applicant’s performance compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles (if applicable)? Please provide specific examples. (E.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?)

3. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response.

4. IQ+EQ is a core value of NYU Stern, and we seek exceptional individuals who possess both intellectual and interpersonal strengths. Emotional intelligence (EQ) skills such as self-awareness, empathy, communication and self-management are at the core of our community of leaders. Please provide one specific and compelling example to demonstrate the applicant’s emotional intelligence.

5. (Optional) Is there anything else we should know?

As Associate Dean of MBA Admissions Isser Gallogly has said in the past, “We believe these changes will help applicants more effectively communicate to the committee who they are as a person, which programs best suit their goals and how they demonstrate EQ.  Additionally, these changes are much more in keeping with the ‘social media’ style of communication of today’s applicant.”

Gallogly added, “Applicants communicate with much more than words these days and visual elements now play a dominant role.”

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For more information on applying, please visit the NYU Stern MBA admissions website. If you need guidance on your NYU Stern essays and MBA application, or wish to discuss your MBA plans, reach out for a complimentary analysis of your candidacy. We’re here to help!

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Kellogg MBA Essays for 2020-2021  [#permalink]

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Are you targeting Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management? Then it’s time to shift into gear. The Kellogg MBA essays for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle have just been confirmed.

The essays let you explain, in your own words, why you think Kellogg is right for you. Take some time to think through the experiences that led you here and how they have shaped where you want to go.

The following two Kellogg MBA essays are required of all applicants:
  • Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip and inspire brave leaders who create lasting value. Provide a recent example where you have demonstrated leadership and created value. What challenges did you face and what did you learn? (450 words)
  • Values are what guide you in your life and work. What values are important to you and how have they influenced you? (450 words)
Certain applicants will respond to additional questions:
1Y applicants: Please discuss your post-MBA career goal, the current experience you will leverage to support the transition, and the Kellogg 1Y opportunities that will help you reach this goal. (250 words)

JD-MBA applicants: Please discuss your post-JD-MBA career goals and why the JD-MBA Program is the right program to help you reach those goals. (250 words)

MMM applicants: The five core values of the MMM Program are curiosity, creativity, empathy, open-mindedness and a learning mindset. Describe a situation in which you demonstrated one of these values. Why is this value an important part of the MMM experience for you? (250 words)

Reapplicants: Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (250 words)

All applicants have the opportunity to provide explanations or clarification in Additional Information. Use this section if you think the person reviewing your application might have a few questions about one or more of your responses. This could include:

  • Unexplained gaps in work experience
  • Academic, GMAT or GRE performance
  • Extenuating circumstances that we should be aware of when reviewing your application
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Video Essays
The Kellogg admissions team advises the following in regards to the video essay:

The video essay provides you with an additional opportunity to demonstrate what you will bring to our vibrant Kellogg community — in an interactive way. You will respond to several short video essay questions. The questions are designed to bring to life the person we have learned about on paper.

    • Video essay 1: Please introduce yourself to the admissions committee.Consider this your opportunity to share what you would want your future Kellogg classmates and our admissions committee to know about you. What makes you, you?
    • Video essay 2: What path are you interested in pursuing, how will you get there, and why is this program right for you?This is an intentionally broad question so you can answer honestly and meaningfully. We want to know why you’re pursuing an MBA and why you’re choosing a particular Kellogg Full-Time Program.
    • Video essay 3: The third question will ask about a challenge you’ve faced.
Read more specific advice for how best to prepare for the video essay here.

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Yale MBA Deadlines for 2020-2021  [#permalink]

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Are you interested in applying to the Yale School of Management? Then get out your calendar, because the Yale MBA deadlines for the 2020-2021 admissions season have just been announced!

Yale MBA Deadlines
Round 1
Application due: September 15, 2020

Decision released: December 8, 2020

Round 2
Application due: January 7, 2021

Decision released: March 26, 2021

Round 3
Application due: April 13, 2021

Decision released: May 18, 2021

For more information on applying, please visit the Yale SOM admissions site.  If you need guidance on your MBA applications or wish to discuss your MBA plans, reach out for a complimentary analysis of your candidacy. We’re here to help!

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B-Schooled Episode #11: COVID-19 Impacts  [#permalink]

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The coronavirus has upended the MBA journey for those starting programs in the fall, for those who requested but were denied deferrals, and for those who will be applying this year.

In this episode of the B-Schooled podcast, we’ll be sharing our thoughts on 5 questions related to how COVID has impacted the MBA process, including:

  • If you’re admitted to a top school but already know in-person classes won’t be the norm for a while, does it still make sense to go?
  • If you were admitted to a top school, requested a deferral, and were denied, how should you think about the choice you face now?
  • If you’re applying for the first time this coming cycle, is the competition going to be worse because there will be fewer spots next year due to COVID deferrals?
  • If you apply, is it better to apply in Round 1 or Round 2?
  • Are some schools safer bets to apply to now than others?
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FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: COVID-19 and the MBA Job Market
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New graduates everywhere have had to adapt to a shockingly changed employment landscape in 2020. Almost immediately after the coronavirus pandemic hit, we started to see its negative impact on both the MBA job market and recruiting.

The fallout of this crisis is unprecedented. Yet, we do have experience navigating past economic crises that have affected MBA applicants and graduates. We can apply some of those lessons learned as we weather this adversity.

As in previous recessions, the job market right now is tight and competitive. Although this may feel like a disappointment, getting a job offer in the current economy is a huge win.  Even if salaries are down and offers are not first-choice. So far, jobs remain stable in healthcare, consulting, banking, many tech companies, and online companies. But, networking is going to become more critical than ever for anyone entering the post MBA job market.

To prepare for these changes, MBA graduates should remain adaptable, flexible, and resilient. Right now, simply being employed is a luxury. Graduating MBAs need to make that significant mental shift.

Make the Best of This Unique MBA Job Market
Today’s graduates need to start thinking about the career story they hope to tell in the future. Also, they should focus on the experiences and skills they can get out of whatever job/internship/unpaid project they find themselves in that will add to that career story.

Employers continue to prize skills such as adaptability, resilience, and relationship-building.  As we shared with Find MBA, this is an opportunity for grads to showcase these skills and prove they can thrive in the face of adversity.

MBAs should always focus on developing their soft skills in tandem with their hard analytical skills. After all, soft skills are vital to a capable leader. That said, now is the ideal time to hone skills that will make you particularly successful in your desired function, industry, or role.

Finally, in these uncertain times, grads need to be prepared to make career pivots.  Besides developing industry-specific skills, they must continue relationship-building in our increasingly digital world. Take comfort in the knowledge that your ability to come out of the crisis on top will impress recruiters in the future.

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FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: Why You Need a Better Evening Routine
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What does your typical evening routine look like? If you’re like many people, the hours between dinner and bedtime usually get filled up binge-watching shows on Netflix, checking work emails, and scrolling through various social media feeds.

But here’s the problem. None of that will help you wind down for healthy sleep or prepare you to slay the day tomorrow. To lay the foundation for a happier, more efficient workday, rethink the habits that make up your evening routine.

Get productive
We can hear the protests over this tip already. And we get it. At the end of the day, all you want to do is collapse on the sofa and figure out what you’re going to Postmate for dinner. But here’s something the most successful people among us have already realized. Namely, that spending time on a purposeful activity in the evening has a positive effect on our mood and behavior while at work.

“A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.” — Phyllis McGinley

study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that when employees spent their evenings doing activities that require mastery, like playing sports, learning a new language, practicing an instrument, etc., they felt more motivated and capable at work the next day.

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Set aside time each night to focus on personal development that’s unrelated to work. Those extracurricular outlets improve your overall wellbeing and can make you more productive on the job.

Plan Your Tomorrow
Countless executives consider this basic evening routine essential for success. Every night, entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis makes a quick list of the things he knows he must deal with the next day. Then, he tries to get those To-Do list items knocked out before noon. “Because from noon on, it’s kind of like the Wild, Wild West,” Lemonis says. You never know what’s going to crop up.

“If you fail to plan, plan to fail.”

Likewise, author Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame swears by the power of the nightly list. First, because it provides a clear road map of what you need to accomplish the next day. Otherwise, you can get waylaid responding to other people’s needs and demands.

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Also, that nightly list forces you to schedule what you’re going to do at what time and for how long, Canfield says. Incidentally, many consider this technique, also known as timeboxing, the number-one productivity tool.

Reflect on Today
Benjamin Franklin, a model of productivity if there ever was one, incorporated this question into his evening routine: What good have I done today? You don’t need to think in terms of virtuous acts. Just write down what went well, or not so well, during the day.

This is a way of processing what you learn, recognizing moments that deserve your gratitude and acknowledging any challenges you encountered. Taking time to reflect on your day allows you to focus on areas where you can improve.

Finally, consider keeping a gratitude journal. Many studies show that feeling and expressing gratitude helps reduce stress and anxiety. As Zig Zigler said, “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”

If your evening routine includes taking a few minutes to write down what you’re grateful for, you go to bed with your brain trained on positive thoughts.  As a result, the mood you go to sleep in is often your mood when you wake up.

Try making these simple yet powerful tweaks to your evening routine, and see if you don’t enjoy more successful tomorrows.

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Tuesday Tips: NYU Stern Essays and Tips for 2020-2021  [#permalink]

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FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: Tuesday Tips: NYU Stern Essays and Tips for 2020-2021
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Are you getting ready to apply to The New York University Stern School of Business? Today, we’re sharing our tips for the NYU Stern essays. The goal is to help you create a positive impression through your application materials. Stern MBA admissions says it is seeking “students who best exemplifyStern’s core value: IQ+EQ. Our admissions committee takes care to select those who demonstrate strong intellectual ability, superior interpersonal skills, and a desire to create value for business and society.”

The parameters of IQ and EQ that are important to Stern MBA are academic, professional, and personal. The admissions team will evaluate your academic ability mainly through your GMAT and GPA. However, the NYU Stern essays play a crucial part in your application strategy. In particular, they give insight into your career goals and personality.

Again this year NYU Stern asks for two EQ Endorsements with your application.

• The endorsement must be from someone who knows you personally and/or professionally and can act as a persuasive advocate of your EQ strengths.

• More details can be found here and on the NYU admissions website.

We’ve helped countless aspiring NYU Stern MBA students to put together a great application to cut through the clutter. Contact us to learn more.

NYU Stern Essays for 2020-2021
Essay 1: Professional Aspirations

(500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

• What are your short and long-term career goals?

• How will the MBA help you achieve them?

While many people seek an MBA degree, NYU wants to invest in those who can use it most effectively. For example, maybe you’re seeking an MBA for networking or professional credibility. Or, perhaps you want an MBA to learn specific skills to change careers. Whatever your own personal reasons, make sure you can point to specific aspects of the MBA education both generally and at Stern that will help you achieve your goals.

Your post-MBA goal should be both achievable and demonstrate the need for an MBA. An MBA from NYU Stern will open professional doors for you. Therefore, you should use the NYU Stern essays to demonstrate that you are ready to take advantage of those opportunities.

To begin, think about a logical sequence that starts with your past work experience, then your MBA education, and ends with your immediate post-MBA goal. Ideally, your goal pulls from your current work experience and the skills you will gain in the NYU MBA program.

Currently, you can experience the campus through virtual events and by speaking to current students and alumni. This will help you understand why a Stern MBA is the next career step for you. Even if you are halfway around the world, you can show that you have learned about the NYU Stern experience.

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Essay 2: Personal Experience (aka “Pick Six”)

Describe yourself to the Admissions Committee and to your future classmates using six images and corresponding captions. Your uploaded PDF should contain all of the following elements:

• A brief introduction or overview of your “Pick Six” (no more than 3 sentences).

• Six images that help illustrate who you are.

• A one-sentence caption for each of the six images that helps explain why they were selected and are significant to you.

Note: Your visuals may include photos, infographics, drawings, or any other images that best describe you. Your document must be uploaded as a single PDF. The essay cannot be sent in physical form or be linked to a website.

A favorite American idiom says “a picture is worth a thousand words.” In this essay, you have six pictures to use. To get started, think about how you will choose the images to communicate with your future classmates and Stern MBA admissions. Think about the story you want to tell. Is it a collage of your life, or a progression? How do the pictures work together to tell the story?

While the medium can be anything, your content is the important part of this essay. The best first step is to brainstorm the information you want to convey. Think about your unique personal qualities and what your friends and family value most in you.  Next, ask yourself how would you want your classmates to see you. Finally, what information would you share with a new friend?

Building a narrative through images
Your six images may be all personal, all professional (not recommended!), demonstrate deeper meaning for you personally, or be aspirational and future-oriented. You might want to show a journey you have taken or a person who is important to you. Or you could show a vision of your future desires and plans.

Isser Gallogly, associate dean of MBA admissions, has said that this question is similar to the kind of post you might share on social media to tell your friends about your life. Images are more and more important in digital communication. This essay asks you to use images as the primary form (drawings, photos, infographics, or any other images you choose).

The one-sentence caption for each image will also be an opportunity to contextualize. If you show an image of a happy family, what does that say about your past or future? Who are the people to you? If you have an image of a place, you can use the words to explain its importance to you.

Essay 3: Additional Information (Optional)

(250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE, IELTS or TOEFL, or any other relevant information.

This optional essay allows you to explain anything that is not clear in your application. Maybe your academic record shows any grades of C or below in a quantitative course, or your GMAT is low. If so, you will want to explain that you are academically prepared. Any explanation should include the reasons why you will perform strongly in your academic courses at NYU.

Additionally, if you have a gap in work experience this is the place to provide context. Describe what you were doing during the gap. Take the time to explain but not excuse. Finally, remember that you never need to use the optional essay if the information in your application is straightforward on its own.

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B-Schooled Episode #12: How to Pick the Right Recommenders  [#permalink]

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It’s time for Round 1 applicants to get their recommenders going! In this episode of the B-Schooled podcast, host Erika details:

• The most important recommender criteria

• What you should do if you can’t ask your direct manager for a letter

• What you should do if you don’t want anyone at your company to know of your MBA plans

• If it’s OK to use college professors or extracurricular contacts as recommenders

• Whether seniority or alumni status matters

• Whether “side letters” are effective

• What you should do if you’ve worked for more than one company since college

• What you should do if you haven’t worked with one of your recommenders for some time, and finally

• What you should do if you work for a family-owned business

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Are you planning on applying to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business this upcoming season? Then let the brainstorming begin! The Booth MBA essays for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle have arrived.

Chicago Booth MBA Essays
  • How will the Booth MBA help you achieve your immediate and long-term post-MBA career goals? (250 word minimum)
  • An MBA is as much about personal growth as it is about professional development. In addition to sharing your experience and goals in terms of career, we’d like to learn more about you outside of the office. Use this opportunity to tell us something about who you are. (250-word minimum)
Response Guidelines:
      • Length: There is no maximum length, only a 250 word minimum. We trust that you will use your best judgment in determining how long your submission should be, but we recommend that you think strategically about how best to allocate the space.
      • Acceptable Formats: Submissions must be entered into the text box provided in the application.
Optional Question:
      • Is there any unclear information in your application that needs further explanation? (300 word maximum)
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For more information on applying, please visit the Chicago Booth admissions site.  If you need guidance on your Booth MBA essays or wish to discuss your MBA plans, reach out for a complimentary analysis of your candidacy. We’re here to help!

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Are you interested in the Cambridge Judge Business School? Get ready to mark your calendar! Here are the Cambridge MBA deadlines for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle.

Cambridge MBA Deadlines and Interview Days
Round 1
Application due: September 7, 2020

Interview days: October 18-19, 2020

Round 2
Application due: October 19, 2020

Interview days: November 29-30, 2020

Round 3
Application due: January 11, 2021

Interview days: February 21-22, or February 28-March 1, 2021

Round 4
Application due: March 8, 2021

Interview days: April 18-19, 2021

Round 5
Application due: April 26, 2021

Interview days: June 6-7, 2021

The admissions process for the 2021/22 class is now open. For additional information on applying, please visit the Cambridge Judge admissions website.

If you need guidance on your Cambridge MBA application or wish to discuss your MBA plans, reach out for a complimentary analysis of your candidacy. We’re here to help!

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Are you interested in the MBA program at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School? Then get ready to start brainstorming! Here are the Cambridge MBA essays for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. Note that the application includes a new, fourth essay this season.

Cambridge MBA Essays
  • Please provide a personal statement. It should not exceed 500 words and must address the following questions:
    • What are your short and long term career objectives and what skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you achieve them?
    • What actions will you take before and during the MBA to contribute to your career outcome?
    • If you are unsure of your post-MBA career path, how will the MBA equip you for the future?
  • What did you learn from your most spectacular failure? (200 words)
  • Describe a situation where you had to work jointly with others to achieve a common goal. What did you learn from the experience? (up to 200 words)
  • If you could give one piece of advice to your 18-year-old self, what would it be? (up to 200 words)
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Admissions for the 2021/22 class are now open. For additional information on applying, please visit the Cambridge Judge admissions website. If you need guidance on your Cambridge MBA essays or wish to discuss your business school plans, reach out for a complimentary analysis of your candidacy. We’re here to help!

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FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: UCLA MBA Deadlines for 2020-2021
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Are you interested in earning an MBA at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management? Then get out your calendar, because the UCLA MBA deadlines for the 2020-2021 admissions season have been announced!

UCLA MBA Deadlines 2020-2021
Round 1
Application due: October 2, 2020

Decision released: December 18, 2020

Round 2
Application due: January 8, 2021

Decision released: March 26, 2021

Round 3
Application due: April 16, 2021

Decision released: May 21, 2021

The 2020-2021 application goes live on August 1. For more information on applying, please visit the UCLA Anderson MBA admissions website. If you need guidance on your UCLA MBA application, or wish to discuss your MBA plans, reach out for a complimentary analysis of your candidacy. We’re here to help!

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If the UCLA Anderson School of Management is on your shortlist of target MBA programs, the wait to apply is almost over. The application goes live on August 1st, but you can check out the UCLA MBA application essays for the 2020-2021 season right now.

For the 2020–2021 application year, first-time applicants must respond to the short answer questions (2) and one essay question. Reapplicants are required to respond to the reapplicant essay question.

UCLA MBA Application Essays for 2020-2021
Required Essay: How have events of the past year influenced the impact you would like to make in your community, career, or both? (250 words maximum)

We welcome reflection on any events that influenced you in your personal or professional lives, or in society in general, and look forward to learning about specific ways you want to leave your mark.

Optional Essay: No preference is given in the evaluation process to those who choose to respond to this optional essay, so please use your best judgment.

Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions committee should be aware? (250 words maximum)

Reapplicants
Reapplicants are those who applied to the MBA program within the last two application years, so those who applied three or more years ago are considered new applicants.

Reapplicants may answer one or both of the essay questions above as options, and they must provide additional updates within text boxes given in the application for any new test scores, career developments, or other changes since their last application.

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For more information on applying, please visit the UCLA Anderson MBA admissions website. If you need guidance on your UCLA MBA application, or wish to discuss your MBA plans, reach out for a complimentary analysis of your candidacy. We’re here to help!

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