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Last Updated Sep 26, 2016 by

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Admissions Tip: Video Essays

It’s no secret that the use of video in the MBA application is becoming increasingly popular among top business schools. Schools that now use these so-called video essays include Northwestern / Kellogg, INSEAD and Yale SOM. Typically you will be provided with a question, then a short amount of time... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2016 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Interviews, Diversity, and the Flexible Curriculum

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we’re exploring diversity in b-school, revisiting Chicago Booth’s flexible curriculum as well as offering up a couple of admissions tips from Dartmouth / Tuck and Northwestern / Kellogg. It... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 19, 2016 by

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Declare Your Love (and Explain It)

With Round One already under way for a number of programs, it’s the time of year when many applicants are working hard 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.... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 14, 2016 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Alumni Networks, Goals, and Reapplicants

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 the alumni networks at Harvard Business School and UVA Darden as well as admissions insight from UT Austin McCombs and Northwestern / Kellogg. One of the benefits... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2016 by

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Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Submitting an Optional Essay

We realize that the questions of whether to answer an optional essay and, if so, what to say are ones that loom large for many MBA applicants at this time of year. While we’ve been offering a great deal of school-specific essay advice over the past few weeks, we wanted... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 7, 2016 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Women in Business School and Joint Degrees

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 joint degrees, as well as featuring women in business (and b-school) and how programs are making strides at increasing female enrollment. Exciting news for... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 5, 2016 by

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Admissions Tip: Data Forms

This week the admissions season really kicks off with the first round deadlines of Harvard, Cambridge / Judge and Oxford / Saïd. In the following weeks all the major programs will follow with their first deadlines. We wanted to offer some words of advice about an often overlooked element of... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 31, 2016 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Careers, Internships, and HBS’ Required Curriculum

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we’re taking a look at career switchers, alumni in tech, as well as the required curriculum at HBS. While a majority of the first year is wholly focused on the... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 29, 2016 by

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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 »

Last Updated Aug 22, 2016 by

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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 »

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