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University of London (London Business School) Essay Analysis, 2015 [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: University of London (London Business School) Essay Analysis, 2015
London Business School (LBS) jumps on the “less is more” trend with regard to its application essays this year, only at a lesser rate of decrease than many of its peers. LBS is still asking candidates to write three essays, but it has reduced the total maximum word count from 1,200 (enjoyed by its Class of 2016 applicants) to 1,100 for aspirants to its Class of 2017. This means you have 8% less space in which to market yourself this season, so you will need to use that space wisely. Our analysis of LBS’s essay questions for its Class of 2017 applicants follows…

What are your post-MBA plans and how will your past experience and the London Business School programme contribute? (500 words)

Because personal statements are similar from one application to the next, we have produced the mbaMission Personal Statement Guide, which helps applicants write this style of essay for any school. We offer this guide to candidates free of charge. Please feel free to download your copy today.

How will you add value to the London Business School community? (300 words)

What is the difference between answering this question well and flat-out bragging? Context! If you make claims about how you will add value without providing any context for your assertions, your statements will be perceived as boasting. However, by offering the appropriate context, you will effectively prove that you have something of merit to contribute. For example, if you were to simply say that you are a master trainer and that you would therefore facilitate others’ learning, your reader would likely be hesitant to believe you, because he/she would not have any information as to how you would do this or evidence that you are truly equipped to do so. However, if you were to detail instances when you have—for instance—developed training programs, led new hire training, and/or successfully taught and lead others, then the reader would be able to “buy” that you possess this skill and could accomplish what you claim.

In addition to proving yourself by offering relevant detail, you must also explain how and where you will add value to the LBS community. So, beyond showing the skills you have and declaring how you would apply them, you need to send a clear message to the reader that you understand what LBS is about and show that what you can contribute is appropriate for the LBS experience specifically. In effect, you need to communicate to the reader, “Here is proof that I have done my homework on LBS, know that I am a good fit with the program, and am ready to immerse myself in the community from day one.”

Is there any other information you believe the Admissions Committee should know about you and your application to London Business School? (300 words)



This “additional information” prompt is different from that of most schools, in that typically, this is where applicants would discuss any blemishes in their profiles (e.g., low GMAT scores, poor grades, employment gaps).  However, LBS offers candidates other opportunities to address such issues in its application. So, we will refer you to our mbaMission Optional Statement Guide (available through our online store), which includes detailed advice on when and how to take advantage of the optional essay (with multiple sample essays as illustrations). Let us clarify, though, that we do not feel that this essay is the right place to explain any shortfalls in your candidacy, unless they truly fall outside the parameters of the other spaces the school gives you, and you feel that they absolutely must be more thoroughly explained!

Instead, you should use this essay to offer a more rounded, positive representation of yourself. So, be thoughtful about how you can use this space to do so. Do not just copy and paste an existing essay you wrote for a different school here and hope for the best. Take a step back and carefully consider what the admissions committee already knows about you from the other parts of your application, including, of course, your other essays. Then, do your utmost to develop and convey a narrative that is truly crucial to understanding your character. Because this question is so open-ended, your options are somewhat limitless. You will need to honestly check your instincts and ask yourself whether you are simply tacking something extra onto your application with this essay or whether you are presenting an authentic representation of who you are as an individual.
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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: Well, I Had My Chance on the GMAT… [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: Well, I Had My Chance on the GMAT…
You finally took the GMAT, and though your score was not bad, it was not what you had expected or hoped—so, not your best score, but certainly not so low that you need to take the test again. With a score just below where you think you should be, should you risk it all and take the test again? The truth is that there is actually no risk in taking the GMAT a second (or even a third) time in pursuit of a better outcome.

If you do your best on the GMAT on your first try, you can rest easy and move on. However, if you do poorly or simply do not live up to your potential, go ahead and take the test again. Simply put, you do not need to worry that if you do worse on your second try, your target school will average your score down or worse, consider only your later, lower score. In fact, whether your score improves or gets worse, your target school will consider only your highest score, thereby eliminating any risk to you or your candidacy. So, if you score a 700 on your first test and a 670 on your second, you are better off than if you had scored a 690 on both.

We should note that Dartmouth Tuck tacitly encourages multiple attempts at the GMAT by allowing applicants to create a synthetic score on the GMAT. Tuck will take an applicant’s best performance on each section of the GMAT (Verbal or Quantitative), even if the individual scores are from different tests, and will count them toward a single score that the school calculates on its own.

So, relax and take the test again if you have time and, more importantly, can do better. However, unless you feel that you can improve, taking the test over and over is pointless. You would be surprised how many people take the GMAT repeatedly without considering improvement at all.
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Monday Morning Essay Tip: Contextualize Your Educational Objectives [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Monday Morning Essay Tip: Contextualize Your Educational Objectives
When tailoring their essays to specific schools, many business school candidates do not go far enough to show a clear and understandable connection between themselves and their target MBA programs. Offering school-specific information is good, but you must go beyond merely mentioning the particular resource(s) that appeal to you—you must add context for your claims.

What is the difference between a mere mention and providing context?

Mention:

“With a focus on entrepreneurship, I will participate in Columbia’s Entrepreneurial Sounding Board process. Further, I am attracted to classes such as ‘Small Business Finance,’ ‘Real Estate Marketing,’ and “Introduction to Mergers.’ I also plan to join the …”

Context:

“With clear plans to launch my start-up immediately after graduating from Columbia Business School, I look forward to testing my ideas through the Entrepreneurial Sounding Board; I find this opportunity to meet with faculty and gain critical feedback and mentoring invaluable as I strive to refine my business plan and learn more about how to source investments…”

In the first example, the candidate shows an awareness of the Entrepreneurial Sounding Board but does not provide the context necessary for the reader to fully understand how he/she will use this resource; therefore, the mention is entirely superficial. As a result, it is easily forgettable, unconvincing, and impersonal (i.e., it could be made by pretty much any candidate with any background and any goals). The applicant has seemingly not taken the time to reflect on this resource and how he/she would use it to progress toward his/her stated goals. The candidate then goes on to list the classes he/she plans to take and essentially succeeds in little more than cataloging resources rather than offering a reasoned consideration of how the school’s offerings are necessary.

The second example better explains exactly how the candidate will use the resource mentioned; the applicant has clearly done the necessary homework on the school and truly grasps how Columbia Business School will satisfy his/her academic and professional needs. Because the latter example is more informed and serious minded, the reader can be certain that the candidate has a set path and a clear plan to achieve specific goals.
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Mission Admission: Start Advancing Your Personal Goals Now [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Mission Admission: Start Advancing Your Personal Goals Now
Mission Admission is a series of MBA admission tips; a new one is posted each Tuesday.

We have noted before in our Mission Admission series that it is never too late to improve your business school candidacy by engaging in community activities. Today, we send a similar message with regard to personal leadership—you always have time to take steps to bolster your chances of admission.

Many candidates completely ignore the personal side of their candidacy. But if you have completed a triathlon, learned a language, published an article, or simply been an inordinately dedicated neighbor/sibling/mentor in an unofficial capacity (for example), these kinds of stories can provide interesting points of differentiation. So, if you have an activity or adventure in mind that you would otherwise complete later anyway, go ahead and pursue it now. We are not suggesting that you start writing poetry tomorrow in hopes of getting something published, but if you are a dedicated poet and have poems that you have long intended to submit, do so now. If you can run 20 miles and have always planned to run a marathon, do it now. These kinds of personal stories can help set you apart from your fellow applicants.
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MBA Career Advice: Dig Deeper Into Your Experiences [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: MBA Career Advice: Dig Deeper Into Your Experiences
In this weekly series, our friends at MBA Career Coaches will be dispensing invaluable advice to help you actively manage your career. Topics include building your network, learning from mistakes and setbacks, perfecting your written communication, and mastering even the toughest interviews. For more information or to sign up for a free career consultation, visit www.mbacareercoaches.com.

Last week, we talked about the importance of vivid details in answering interview questions. Perhaps the example of last week’s Korean barbecue taco was an easy detail to conjure. But what about the subtler aspects of a team experience from six months ago? Or that project you finished three years ago? Those details might not be top of mind. What to do?

One of the best things you can do to help yourself prepare for interviews is reminisce. We’ve said it before, but let’s look a little closer at what we mean. Take for example this bullet on your resume:

  • Met unrealistic demands and deadlines, kept team morale high, and mastered client software quickly on tax compliance project; received a Firm Award for my work
Hopefully you are beginning with similarly powerful and impactful bullets. Check out this post if you want to read more about awesome resume bullets. But let’s look at how you might examine this experience more closely. Just sticking to the text of the bullet:

  • What specifically was unrealistic about the demands?
  • What would have been a more appropriate deadline and why was this one such a challenge?
  • In what specific ways was team morale challenged?
  • Specifically how did you keep morale high, considering that your approach may have been different for each person?
  • How did you manage to master the software faster than normal?
  • When you realized you were confronting each challenge (expectations, deadlines, morale, software) how did you feel?
  • Then how did you strategize and think about each challenge before taking action?
  • What else was challenging about this particular project?
  • What is the basis of selection for the firm award? What did people say in your review or as part of the award about your above-and-beyond contribution?
  • What skills or strategies on your part enabled you to succeed in the face of so many challenges where others might have failed?
  • Did you leverage any resources in a creative way to help you succeed in the process?
  • Were there any other people who played a role in your success either as helpers or mentors or even as obstacles?
We could go on. But if you apply this same probing line of questioning to one of your own bullets, what you will find is that you actually need to think about them. The answers to all of them will likely not be top of mind, and the more you think and dig deeper, the more rich details will emerge.

You will remember that one lunch with Sarah when she finally opened up to you about her struggles with the project and allowed you to coach her on some new skills. You will remember that night you stayed late in the office to learn the software instead of going out to dinner with friends. You will remember the incredible recommendation from your officemate to try mapping out all project resources on a white board and how that exercise gave you new insight into effective management.

These are the details that will make your story come to life. Thinking through them now will give you the confidence to share your experiences powerfully and respond to any question the interviewer can throw at you, not to mention, make a real connection with the person on the other side of the table.
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Professor Profiles: Rawi Abdelal, Harvard Business School [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Professor Profiles: Rawi Abdelal, Harvard Business School
Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when they choose a school to attend, but the educational experience is what is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor as identified by students. Today, we focus on Rawi Abdelal from Harvard Business School (HBS).

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Rawi Abdelal 
(“Business Government and the International Economy”) is the Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration and chair of HBS’s first-year required curriculum (known as the RC). In addition to teaching, he serves as a faculty associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, an international research center that facilitates individual academic research as well as intellectual dialogue among scholars and practicing experts. Abdelal also serves on the executive committee of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. His first book, National Purpose in the World Economy: Post-Soviet States in Comparative Perspective (Cornell University Press, 2001), won the 2002 Shulman Prize for outstanding monograph dealing with the international relations, foreign policy, or foreign-policy decision making of any former Soviet Union or Eastern European state. That same year—and again in 2013—he received the Robert F. Greenhill Award, given to outstanding members of the HBS community who are making significant contributions to the school. Moreover, in 2004, he was awarded the Student Association’s Faculty Award for outstanding teaching in the RC.

Abdelal is a student favorite, we were told by those we interviewed, because of his willingness to spend time with students outside the classroom (even those who are not in his section), explaining macroeconomic concepts that can be difficult to grasp. He is also known for incorporating unusual references from literature and popular culture into his class discussions. He has made allusions to Shakespeare, the movie Fight Club, and even rapper Jay-Z’s song “Blue Magic” to help explain complex topics.

For more information about HBS and 15 other top-ranked business schools, check out the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.
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B-School Chart of the Week: Is Gender a Roadblock to Equal MBA Pay? [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: B-School Chart of the Week: Is Gender a Roadblock to Equal MBA Pay?
Although quantifying a school’s profile certainly does not tell you everything, it can sometimes be helpful in simplifying the many differences between the various MBA programs. Each week, we bring you a chart to help you decide which of the schools’ strengths speak to you.

If you are a woman aiming to advance your career—and improve your salary—in a landscape of hidden biases and persistent wage inequality, simply checking the average graduate compensations the various business schools report may not give you the full picture.

Earning an MBA from an elite program can be a smart way to gain an edge, but that MBA salary bump the schools’ career reports suggest often disproportionately benefits men, a fact that warrants greater attention, especially from female prospective students weighing their expected investment against potential payouts.

For example, graduates of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)—one of the country’s top business schools, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2014 survey of MBA programs—reported the most dismal figures in terms of equal pay, with women earning a full $52,000 less per year than their male counterparts. Given the cost of attendance (which, at $126,750 per year, is one of the highest), men in the GSB’s Class of 2014 seemed to fare far better with respect to their MBA investment. The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, despite boasting one of the best female-to-male student ratios in the country among the top-ranked programs (the Class of 2016 is 40% women, down from 42% for the previous class), similarly reported a broad wage gap in its post-MBA compensation. Wharton’s female graduates earned, on average, $20,000 less than the school’s male graduates in 2014.

Of course, many variables could account for differences in pay from school to school in any given year, ranging from the prevalence of more male-dominated career paths to the quality of career services and the types of companies that recruit students. Wharton may have a more evenly divided student body, but its output of high-grossing professionals in the area of finance—an industry noted for its gender problems—likely remains skewed in favor of men. The data nonetheless clearly show that for the equal rigor and merit of their education, women generally earn less than their male classmates coming directly out of business school.

The disparity is deeply frustrating, but not all hope is lost. In this week’s chart, we highlight ten elite programs at which female members of the Class of 2014 reported the most equitable (if not better) compensation relative to their male classmates.

At UVA Darden and Cornell Johnson, men and women earned roughly equal compensation. Harvard Business School (HBS), a school that has taken pains to promote gender equality and, like Wharton, that boasts a high female-to-male ratio among its students (41% in the Class of 2016), actually saw its female graduates earn slightly more than its male MBAs.

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MBA News: Harvard Leads Financial Times 2015 Global MBA Rankings [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: MBA News: Harvard Leads Financial Times 2015 Global MBA Rankings
For the third time in as many years, Harvard Business School has claimed the number one position in the Financial Times global MBA rankings, the 2015 edition of which was released this week. According to the publication, the school’s strengths in graduate salary, alumni networking, employment prospects, and research are just some of the factors contributing to the program’s longevity at the top.

Both the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and London Business School moved up one spot, to second and third, respectively, as the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) shifted down from second to fourth internationally. Of the top 20 programs in the FT rankings, ten are in the United States, three in Spain, two in the United Kingdom, two in China, two in France (including INSEAD, which also has a campus in Singapore), and one in Switzerland. The two American schools to fall from the survey’s top 20 in 2015 were Duke Fuqua and Dartmouth Tuck, though they did not slip far; Duke Fuqua is now at 21st overall (formerly 17th), while Dartmouth Tuck is at 23rd (formerly 20th). International schools that moved into the top 20 are HEC Paris (now 16th, up from 21st) and ESADE Business School (now 19th, up from 22nd).

Viewing the rankings  with an eye on U.S. schools only, UPenn Wharton now stands in the number two spot, after several years at number three, switching places with the Stanford GSB. Mirroring Harvard’s consistency, Columbia Business School, MIT Sloan, and Chicago Booth all held steady at fourth, fifth, and sixth domestically, respectively, for the third year in a row. In general—at least within the upper ranges—movement among U.S. schools was minimal compared with the previous year’s survey.

The world’s top 20 MBA programs according to the Financial Times’ 2015 rankings are as follows:

  • Harvard Business School (United States)
  • London Business School (United Kingdom)
  • UPenn Wharton (United States)
  • Stanford GSB (United States) [tie]
  • INSEAD (France/Singapore) [tie]
  • Columbia Business School (United States)
  • IESE Business School (Spain)
  • MIT Sloan (United States)
  • Chicago Booth (United States)
  • UC-Berkeley Haas (United States)
  • Ceibs (China)
  • IE Business School (Spain)
  • Cambridge Judge (United Kingdom)
  • HKUST Business School (China) [tie]
  • Northwestern Kellogg (United States) [tie]
  • HEC Paris (France)
  • Yale SOM (United States)
  • NYU Stern (United States)
  • ESADE Business School (Spain)
  • IMD (Switzerland)
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Beyond the MBA Classroom: Tailgating at Haas [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Beyond the MBA Classroom: Tailgating at Haas
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.

Students at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, take advantage of life as part of a large public university not just academically, but athletically as well. On Saturdays when the UC-Berkeley football team has a home game, Haas’s courtyard becomes the site of a large tailgate party, complete with cookouts, music and cheer competitions. A second-year student told mbaMission, “The business school is the best place to tailgate on campus.”

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MBA News: Dartmouth Tuck’s New Dean Looks to Transform MBA Program [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: MBA News: Dartmouth Tuck’s New Dean Looks to Transform MBA Program
On July 1, Matthew Slaughter—currently the associate dean for faculty at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business—will become the first new dean the school has had in 20 years, succeeding Paul Danos. And judging from an article on the Wall Street Journal’s At Work blog, Slaughter has some big plans in mind for the program, including offering more adaptable study options for aspiring MBAs who want an alternative to the traditional full-time framework.

Another key area of focus for Slaughter—and an issue that has received some media in the past year—is appealing to female MBA candidates. On this point, Slaughter cited a soon-to-launch (May 2015) initiative with all-female Smith College that is designed to help equip the college’s graduates for later entry to business school. In addition, he is contemplating changes to Tuck’s degree offerings beyond the MBA. With plans like these in the works at Tuck, we will certainly be keeping an eye on what the school does next.
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FROM mbaMission Blog: Friday Factoid: Columbia’s Program for Financial Studies
Already well known as a finance powerhouse, Columbia Business School (CBS) stepped up its finance game in 2010 with the establishment of the Program for Financial Studies. The umbrella initiative connects faculty who approach financial studies from a variety of disciplines with students, alumni, and external organizations. The program’s main goals are to support research, enhance the Columbia finance curriculum and related resources for students, and create opportunities for the exchange of ideas between Columbia students and faculty and members of the external finance community. Finance wonks will enjoy the program’s finance case studies, including “Sunrise Inc.: A Tale of Two Term Sheets,” written by Professor Morten Sorensen, and “AB InBev: Dreaming Big,” written by Professor Alonso Martinez.

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FROM mbaMission Blog: MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: I Must Get a 750!
We all know that the GMAT is a difficult test and a significant factor in establishing your academic competencies in the eyes of the admissions committees. However, this exam is not the only factor used to evaluate your candidacy and is in fact just one of several. Although a high GMAT score can enhance your overall competitiveness at top-tier schools, it alone cannot secure your admission. Meanwhile, a low or average score on the GMAT by no means precludes your admission. Remember, the average scores listed on admissions Web sites, are, after all, averages! The nature of an average is such that some people are above and others are below— meaning that roughly half the class at your target school will be below the stated average and will, lo and behold, still get in!

You may have read our previous entry in this series, Well, I Had My Chance on the GMAT, which stresses that retaking the GMAT is a good idea if you are unhappy with your initial score. However, if you have already taken the test a few times and have scored similarly each time, you should consider whether continuing to retake the test is truly worth the effort. Rather than taking the test again (and again), you should probably focus your energies on bolstering the other components of your application: your essays, short answers, resume, recommendations, etc. A strong application is not a guarantee of success, but it is your best shot at overcoming a low GMAT score.
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Monday Morning Essay Tip: Be Honest, but Avoid Negativity [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Monday Morning Essay Tip: Be Honest, but Avoid Negativity
Sincerity. Honesty. Candor. We encourage business school candidates to incorporate these attributes into their MBA application, and when they do, successful essays inevitably follow. Yet, can an applicant express too much of these attributes? The answer is actually “yes,” especially when candor turns to negativity. Sometimes, when MBA candidates believe they are being candid, they are in fact revealing themselves to be predisposed to pessimism; as a result, the admissions committee has difficulty identifying with their file. Such situations are unfortunate, but luckily, they are often also avoidable, because an ostensibly “negative” idea can almost always be expressed in a positive and optimistic manner.

Example:

“In my current position, I am no longer learning and am afraid I will continue to stagnate without my MBA. I cannot achieve my objective of becoming a leader in the marketing department at my firm unless…”

Common sense would say that the admissions committee would likely not be very excited about accepting an applicant who has stopped learning or who believes that his/her career progress can be thwarted by basic obstacles.

Revised Example:

“As I look to the future, I recognize that with MBA training, I could dramatically increase my impact on my firm. With an eye toward a leadership position in our marketing department, I am….”

In this revised example, the candidate is expressing the exact same need for an MBA in positive terms and is thus making him-/herself a more warm and engaging prospect (while still candidly stating a need for further education).

Before submitting your file, check for unnecessarily negative statements. Although we would never suggest that every line in your essays needs to be full of sunshine, you should certainly take steps to avoid portraying yourself as a pessimist.
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MBA Career Advice: Fun with Behavioral Questions, Part 1 [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: MBA Career Advice: Fun with Behavioral Questions, Part 1
In this weekly series, our friends at MBA Career Coaches will be dispensing invaluable advice to help you actively manage your career. Topics include building your network, learning from mistakes and setbacks, perfecting your written communication, and mastering even the toughest interviews. For more information or to sign up for a free career consultation, visit www.mbacareercoaches.com.

If you have ever been in an interview, you know that there is absolutely no way to prepare for every possible question an interviewer might ask. That does not mean that preparation isn’t important. It does mean that you should start thinking creatively about your life and experiences and how you might therefore answer some of the less conventional questions.

So we submit for your enjoyment the following list. Rather than lock yourself in your bathroom and rehearse your answers to these in front of a mirror, we encourage you to have fun with it. Treat it like a game of Balderdash. Get together with some friends over dinner and practice throwing out creative answers. Enjoy!!

Ten interesting behavioral questions

  • Tell us about a time when you had to describe a difficult concept to someone.
  • When did you disagree with your boss, and how did you handle it?
  • Tell me about a time that you were disappointed by your own work.
  • Describe a time in your career when you faced stresses that tested your coping skills. What did you do?
  • Tell us about a time when your idea was challenged by someone junior to you. What did you do?
  • Have you ever been pleasantly surprised by a work situation? Describe it.
  • Tell us about a time you realized your life was on the wrong course, either personally or professionally, and took steps to change your path.
  • Please describe a creative solution that you have come up with for an everyday problem.
  • Describe a time you turned a very challenging situation to your advantage.
  • Tell me a time when you could not finish a task because of a lack of information. How did you handle it?
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Mission Admission: I Did Well on the GMAT, but My AWA Score Is Low! [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Mission Admission: I Did Well on the GMAT, but My AWA Score Is Low!
Mission Admission is a series of MBA admission tips; a new one is posted each Tuesday.

You completed a GMAT prep course, studied hard and finally “nailed” the exam. However, you then learn that your score on the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), the essay portion of the GMAT, is low. Should you panic?

In short, the answer is … no! Although we have always encouraged business school candidates to do the best they can on the AWA, the truth of the matter is that we have never been told by an admissions officer—nor, as far as we know, has a candidate ever been told in a feedback session—that the AWA score is a factor in a school’s admit/reject decisions. Generally, the AWA is not used to evaluate candidates but to detect fraud.

If, hypothetically, you had tremendous difficulty expressing yourself via the AWA essays but wrote like a Pulitzer Prize–winner in your application essays, the school would get suspicious and begin to compare the two. Not to worry, the schools are not punitive and are not acting as fraud squads. Your AWA essays are expected to be unpolished, so no one will seek out your file if you did your best in both areas. However, if an enormous discrepancy arises between the two, the AWA serves a purpose.

So, if you did well on the GMAT and have a low AWA score, that is unfortunate, but it will not be the difference in a school’s decision about your candidacy. Rest easy—as long as you truly did write both!
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mbaMission Announces the Launch of M7 Financial [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: mbaMission Announces the Launch of M7 Financial
For years, MBA candidates and professionals have been requesting more information from mbaMission about student financing alternatives. When we surveyed the market in search of such information for our clients, we were disappointed to find no satisfactory solutions addressing this crucial need.

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After months of research and preparation, we proudly announce that we have created a solution of our own: M7 Financial.  At www.m7financial.com, you can access competitively priced student loans and refinancing loans that may save you thousands, and enjoy a highly customized experience that addresses the interests and aspirations of MBAs and other professionals.

Beyond access to student loan and refinancing options, M7 Financial provides access to the following resources:

  • Complimentary career primers and educational guides. Career topics include investment banking, private equity, and venture capital, and we also offer a student loans (reduction) primer that gives you the tools you need to lower your education costs. More primers are being added regularly.
  • Free graduate program credit ratings that will be released over the coming days and weeks. We are ranking the top MBA and law programs according to interesting financial metrics, turning the traditional rankings on their heads.
  • Complimentary career coaching with our partner MBA Career Coaches.
mbaMission—working in conjunction with jdMission, MBA Career Coaches, and now M7 Financial—is always looking for ways to raise the level of service we provide, and we hope our new brand can help you reach your personal and professional goals!

If you have any questions or would like more information about M7 Financial, please email us at info@m7financial.com.
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Professor Profiles: Louis Thomas, Indian School of Business [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Professor Profiles: Louis Thomas, Indian School of Business
Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when choosing a business school, but the educational experience is what is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor as identified by students. Today, we focus on Louis Thomas from the Indian School of Business (ISB).

Also a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Louis Thomas (“Economics of Strategy”) received the ISB’s Professor of the Year Award from the school’s Mohali campus Class of 2013 for his excellence in teaching and mentorship. With a focus on competitive strategy, game theory, and organization economics, Thomas’s “Economics of Strategy” course is reportedly one of the most popular at the school. Students quoted on the ISB Web site have said of his teaching and class, “Economics was never so much fun!” and “Professor Thomas has been able to provide rationality to many decisions that companies over the world have taken. He took the entire ‘It Depends’ approach to something more concrete by looking from an economics perspective. He is a professor who is truly dedicated towards learning for students.”

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FROM mbaMission Blog: B-School Chart of the Week: January 2015 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.

One month deep into the new year, and Columbia Business School (CBS) has climbed its way to the top of our ongoing Social Currency Ranking, boasting the highest sum of business school mentions in the New York Times society pages for January 2015. Of the 49 wedding announcements in our new year-to-date tally, more than one-fifth (11) mentioned one or more MBAs. Compared with the January kickoffs of our two previous annual rankings, this year was exceptional in that it did not include any students or graduates of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a program that produces a large volume of MBAs each year. By contrast, Wharton had tied with CBS in January 2014 for having the most mentions and led the rankings at the start of 2013.

This year, CBS accounted for six of the newlyweds mentioned, including first year Lauren Gentry, who met her husband Alidad Damooei when they were both undergraduates at Columbia; Christopher Valentine, an associate director with Standard & Poor’s, who married NYU Stern alumna and La Guardia Airport ground transportation services supervisor Kelly West; and Jacqueline Korenthal, a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, who married Cornell Johnson alumnus and investment banking associate Brian Swanson.

Other notable MBA weddings mentioned in the past month include that of Harvard Business School second-year student Grier Tumas to Jonathan Dienstag and that of Northwestern Kellogg alumni Lindsay Potanka and Matthew Fitzgerald.

The totals for each school may seem somewhat unimpressive this early in the game, but we will continue to track wedding announcements throughout the year, watching for emerging trends among the MBA world’s most upwardly mobile alumni.

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Beyond the MBA Classroom: Significant Others at Chicago Booth [#permalink]

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Beyond the MBA Classroom: Significant Others at Chicago Booth
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.

Booth Partners is an official school club with more than 175 members that is designed to “provide support throughout the Chicago Booth experience by hosting social events, offering advice about moving to and living in Chicago, and providing a networking resource for members who plan to work and volunteer while in Chicago,” declares the school’s Web site. During the school’s admit weekend, sessions are run by current partners to inform admitted Chicago Booth students and their significant others about life at the school, showing, said a partner with whom we spoke, “that the partner is recognized as an important part of the decision-making process.” She added, “Upon acceptance to Booth, not only does the student receive a letter, the partner does as well!”

Partners—with or without children—who move with their students to Chicago Booth can take advantage of what the group has to offer by paying a $100 lifetime membership fee or a $65 one-year membership fee. Membership benefits include invitations to partner parties, a weekly email newsletter called The Voice and inclusion in sub-groups, such as the Explore Chicago subcommittee, the Book subcommittee, the Wine and Dine subcommittee, the Community Service committee, etc. Events take place one to two times a week, on average. The Booth Partners Web site offers information on moving to Chicago, with links to descriptions of area neighborhoods and apartment buildings as well as specific resources for international students and their significant others. In addition, the club has created a guidebook to life in Chicago that includes additional housing information as well as grocery shopping tips and other pointers.

Within the Booth Partners club is Partners of Little Ones (POLO), a resource targeted for students/partners with children. Information on weekly POLO play dates and other child-friendly activities are announced in The Voice. Said the partner with whom we spoke, “There are lots of resources available to make everyone that is special to a Booth student feel welcomed and cared for! As a Chicago Booth Partner, I have found the Booth Partners club to be an excellent organization in which to meet new people and participate in fun, interesting activities.”

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FROM mbaMission Blog: Diamonds in the Rough: Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business
MBA applicants can get carried away with rankings. In this series, we profile amazing programs at business schools which are typically ranked outside the top 15.

As home to six of the world’s “supermajor” energy companies, Houston, Texas, is perhaps an obvious choice for prospective MBA students looking to break into the energy sector, and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University is arguably the leader in energy curriculum and recruiting. Offering 11 courses, including “Managing in a Carbon Constrained World,” “Geopolitics of Energy,” and “International Energy Development,” the school’s energy concentration “develops a student’s perspective and understanding of management issues in the energy industry,” explains the school. As a result of strong recruiting ties to such companies as ExxonMobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips, well over one-third of Rice’s MBAs have found jobs in the petroleum/energy sector in recent years. The school also has an active Energy Club that hosts various opportunities to connect with recruiters and alumni, including an Energy Speaker series, networking events, and Energy Treks that give students firsthand exposure to trading floors, drilling rigs, and manufacturing facilities.
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