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Aug 29, 2016

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Admissions Tip: 10 Basic Essay Writing Rules

Before you complete your MBA application essays, it is worth noting the context within which they will be read. The adcom will be reading many essays in a short period of time. They may not have as much time as they’d like to reflect deeply on your content and ‘connect the... Read more »

Aug 25, 2016

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Yale SOM Class of 2018 Shows Increasing Diversity, GMAT Scores

Up, up, up might be the best way to describe the incoming class at Yale School of Management (SOM) this year. The median GMAT score jumped to 730, up from last year’s 720, and the average GMAT rose from 722 last year to 725 this year. Women make up 43... Read more »

Aug 24, 2016

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Recommendation Letters, Campus Visits, and FOMO

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we’re taking a look at some admissions tips from Dartmouth / Tuck and INSEAD as well as some advice on how to manage all of the opportunities that are... Read more »

Aug 22, 2016

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Savvy MBA Application Strategy: How Many Apps, Which Schools, When to Apply

You’ve decided the MBA is the next stop on your career path. What now? The smartest applicants are those who take the time to create an informed MBA application strategy—a well thought-out game plan that can help you obtain your goals as efficiently and effectively as possible. One of the... Read more »

Aug 17, 2016

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Brexit, Veterans, and Relocating With Your Partner

And, we’re  back for the 2016-2017 admissions season! Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we’re shining a spotlight on veteran MBAs, sharing advice on remaining close to your partner during b-school, and getting some reassuring news... Read more »

Aug 15, 2016

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The MBA Application: Know Your Audience

As Round 1 deadlines approach, applicants are coming to understand that applying to business school is an incredibly demanding process. In addition to taking the GMAT, assembling academic transcripts and providing recommendation letters, candidates are required to draft multiple essays, job descriptions, lists of activities and more. With the obvious... Read more »

Aug 8, 2016

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Admissions Tip: Off-Campus Information Sessions

For all those applicants who have recently opened a calendar to plot out the next few months only to realize they can’t possibly fit in campus visits on top of full-time jobs and essay writing, never fear! It’s true that traveling to a school’s campus is the ideal way to... Read more »

Aug 1, 2016

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Admissions Tip: MBA Deadlines

Anyone who’s familiar with the MBA application process knows that August moves forward at an accelerated pace, and come September, entire weeks seem to disappear.  To help this year’s Round One applicants avoid the classic time crunch, today’s blog post offers some basic advice on how to approach the Round... Read more »

Jul 25, 2016

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3 Ways To Convince The MBA Admissions Committee That You Only Have Eyes For Them

  With August soon approaching, it’s the time of year when many applicants are beginning to work on their application essays and learning more about their target programs in the process of rounding out their “why are you pursuing an MBA/why [insert school name here]?” discussions. Keeping this important component... Read more »

Jul 18, 2016

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Admissions Tip: Applying to Business School as a Younger Applicant

As many of our readers know, it has become increasingly common for younger individuals to apply to MBA programs. Whereas the average age and years of work experience at the leading business schools has traditionally hovered at around 28 and five respectively, many programs are now carefully considering the more... Read more »

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