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Friday Factoid: The MIT Sloan Application Review Process [#permalink]
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GMAT Impact: Help! The Deadline Is Approaching and I Do Not Have My Sc [#permalink]
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Hear How Casper’s Co-Founder/CEO, Philip Krim, Became an Entrepreneur [#permalink]
 FROM mbaMission Blog: Hear How Casper’s Co-Founder/CEO, Philip Krim, Became an Entrepreneur in His Dorm Room Philip Krim, Co-Founder of CasperToday, many aspiring MBAs and MBA graduates want to join start-ups or launch such companies themselves. Is entrepreneurship as exciting as it seems? Is it really for you? mbaMission Founder Jeremy Shinewald has teamed up with Venture for America and CBS Interactive to launch Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast. Each week, Shinewald interviews another entrepreneur so you can hear the gritty stories of their ups and downs on the road to success.Philip Krim has been an entrepreneur for more than a decade. His first company was born during a summer break at the University of Texas, when he decided to avoid working a traditional summer job and instead founded e-commerce company The Merrick Group. By the time Krim graduated, the firm was listed among the 500 fastest growing in the country. Tune in to the podcast to hear what led Krim to co-found mattress company Casper, as he shares these stories and more:How not one but three close family members ended up working at The Merrick GroupWhat it took to transform the company he built from his dorm room into a \$9.7M success in only five yearsWhy Krim had “sworn off the mattress industry”—and how he ended up co-founding one of the most notable mattress companies todaySubscribe to the podcast series to hear more exciting entrepreneurial stories like Krim’s!The post Hear How Casper’s Co-Founder/CEO, Philip Krim, Became an Entrepreneur in His Dorm Room appeared first on mbaMission - MBA Admissions Consulting.
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Monday Morning Essay Tip: Use Past and Present Tense Judiciously [#permalink]
 FROM mbaMission Blog: Monday Morning Essay Tip: Use Past and Present Tense Judiciously Virtually all MBA application essays are written in the past tense, which makes sense since candidates are most often discussing past experiences. Although the past tense is quite easy to work with, another option is to use the present tense to heighten the immediacy of the experience being presented and to draw the reader into the story. Consider the following examples:Past tense: “I arrived at my supervisor’s office at 11 a.m.; we tabled the deal no less than 15 minutes later. Then, the two of us sat by the phone, casually chatting about baseball, and waited. When our CEO finally called two hours later, we discovered that we had indeed submitted the winning bid….”Present tense: “I arrive at my supervisor’s office at 11 a.m. Fifteen minutes later, we table our deal. For the next two hours, as we casually chat about baseball, we wait by the phone. When it finally rings, our CEO is on the line, informing us that our offer has been accepted….”These examples do not represent “right” and “wrong” options but instead illustrate two different styles a candidate might use, both of which can be equally effective; choosing which is the better fit for a particular essay depends entirely on the skill of the writer. Executing well in the present tense can sometimes be difficult, and we recommend that candidates undertake the task with caution. Further, this choice also depends significantly on the story’s content and context—the present tense is a good option when the experience recounted involves “high drama” but is not necessarily appropriate for every essay.The post Monday Morning Essay Tip: Use Past and Present Tense Judiciously appeared first on mbaMission - MBA Admissions Consulting.
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Mastering Your MBA Finances – The Real Cost of an MBA (Part 3) [#permalink]
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Mastering Your MBA Finances – The Real Cost of an MBA (Part 3) [#permalink]
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Mission Admission: I Am a Freelancer—My Resume Looks Like I Cannot Hol [#permalink]
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Professor Profiles: Dan Ariely, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Busi [#permalink]
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UC Berkeley Haas Essay Analysis, 2016–2017 [#permalink]
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UC Berkeley Haas Essay Analysis, 2016–2017 [#permalink]
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Beyond the MBA Classroom: Perform at a UCLA Anderson Lit Club [#permalink]
 FROM mbaMission Blog: Beyond the MBA Classroom: Perform at a UCLA Anderson Lit Club When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.Each week, students from the UCLA Anderson School of Management get together at a different bar near campus for drinks and student performances as part of “Lit Club,” short for “Literary Club.” The name is ironic, because the student performances are not actually literary but rather are short, tongue-in-cheek readings. According to an Anderson alumnus, the readings—written and delivered by students known as “librarians”—usually cover funny events that took place at Anderson during the week and are sometimes accompanied by a slide show.For in-depth descriptions of social and community activities at UCLA Anderson and 15 other top MBA programs, check out the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.The post Beyond the MBA Classroom: Perform at a UCLA Anderson Lit Club appeared first on mbaMission - MBA Admissions Consulting.
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Diamonds in the Rough: Entrepreneurship at Wake Forest [#permalink]
 FROM mbaMission Blog: Diamonds in the Rough: Entrepreneurship at Wake Forest MBA applicants can get carried away with rankings. In this series, we profile amazing programs at business schools that are typically ranked outside the top 15.prides itself on offering an integrated, leadership-focused curriculum. All students complete required first-year core course work, which establishes a foundation for Wake Forest’s entrepreneurial approach to business problem solving. During the second year, students choose a narrower career concentration, but entrepreneurship remains at the forefront. For students planning to start their own business, Wake Forest provides resources through its Angell Center for Entrepreneurship. Included among these are entrepreneurial internships, for which students receive credit for creating unique teaching cases with the knowledge they gathered via their internship.The post Diamonds in the Rough: Entrepreneurship at Wake Forest appeared first on mbaMission - MBA Admissions Consulting.
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Friday Factoid: Faculty Mentoring and Development at HBS [#permalink]
 FROM mbaMission Blog: Friday Factoid: Faculty Mentoring and Development at HBS Inside a Harvard Business School classroom; Image via wikipedia.orgHarvard Business School (HBS) is well known for using the case method, through which virtually all the school’s classes are taught. Rather than resting on their laurels with regard to teaching the case method, however, HBS faculty members work hard to stay at the top of their game. Complementing the school’s tradition of faculty-to-faculty mentoring, HBS established the C. Roland Christensen Center for Teaching and Learning (named for the late HBS professor) in 2004 to promote and support teaching excellence and innovation. The center conducts research on pedagogical innovation and teaching effectiveness related to gender and diversity issues and helps faculty members refine their teaching styles and techniques. The center also offers professors classroom observations and the opportunity to do pre-class planning, receive within-term troubleshooting/post-term feedback, and conduct case and course development.For more information on HBS or 15 other leading MBA programs, check out the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.The post Friday Factoid: Faculty Mentoring and Development at HBS appeared first on mbaMission - MBA Admissions Consulting.
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B-School Chart of the Week: May 2016 Social Currency Rankings [#permalink]
 FROM mbaMission Blog: B-School Chart of the Week: May 2016 Social Currency Rankings Rankings come in all shapes and sizes, but can any ranking truly capture social cachet? For a different perspective on the value of an MBA, we turn to the New York Times society pages, where the editors select and profile promising couples. Each month, we dedicate one B-School Chart of the Week to tallying how alumni from top-ranked business schools are advancing their social currency ranking. The prime wedding season is beginning to pick up steam, and business school graduates are certainly taking part in the flood of nuptials! In May, the New York Times (NYT) profiled 25 weddings involving one or two MBAs. Graduates of Columbia Business School’sMBA program were especially eager to walk down the aisle, with seven such weddings profiled in the NYT. Two brides—Komal Patel and Jessica Levine—just graduated from the school in May, while bride Melissa Danilow completed her first year in the school’s MBA program last month. Business school served as a matchmaker for one couple, Wesley Royce and Patrick Conlisk, who met at the Yale School of Management while both were pursuing their MBAs. We offer our congratulations to all, and we eagerly wait to see how many MBA weddings June brings!The post B-School Chart of the Week: May 2016 Social Currency Rankings appeared first on mbaMission - MBA Admissions Consulting.
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