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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 11, 2016

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Admissions Tip: School-Hosted Blogs

As the summer progresses and applicants begin researching their target schools in more depth, we would like to highlight a valuable research tool: school-hosted blogs. The last few years have seen a significant increase in the number of MBA student blogs hosted by schools’ admissions offices, as well as in... Read more »

Jun 27, 2016

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Admissions Tip: Visiting the Campus

As many applicants are finding out at this time of year, conducting thorough research on MBA programs is an essential step in formulating a list of target schools and crafting convincing essays. Surfing the web and speaking with friends and mentors are great starting points in identifying programs of interest.... Read more »

Jun 23, 2016

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2016-2017 MBA Deadlines

Many of the top business schools have already announced their MBA deadlines for the upcoming application cycle. So, to help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the earliest deadlines all in one place. For schools that have announced their essay topic(s), we’ve provided a corresponding link to our Essay Topic Analysis. We... Read more »

Jun 13, 2016

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Admissions Tip: Selecting and Preparing Recommenders

As we continue our focus on those of you who are applying for next year’s admissions cycle, we wanted to offer some basic tips on a critical variable in the MBA admissions equation: recommender selection. When choosing your recommenders, remember that it can be seen as a test of judgment... Read more »

Jun 1, 2016

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MBA Admissions Mashup: The Case for B-School & Career Advice

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week, we’re featuring advice from Berkeley / Haas and UPenn / Wharton and an alumni spotlight from Chicago Booth. If you’re new here, you may be weighing the benefits of... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Preparing To Apply

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. With summer fast approaching, we’re slowly turning our attention to summer internships and the 2016-2017 application season. At Dartmouth / Tuck, the adcom advises that it’s never too early to start planning... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Digging Deep with Your Target B-Schools: Anecdotes & Advocates

Today we want to offer some tips for those of you who are just embarking on the admissions cycle for the 2016-17 season. In this post, we turn our attention to engaging the community of one’s target b-schools. Communicating with business school insiders can be beneficial for a number of reasons:... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Facing Final Round Rejection: Why You Should Feel More Hopeful Than Helpless

With the release of many final round decisions, the 2015-2016 admissions season is coming to a close for the vast majority of MBA aspirants. Last week saw R3 admissions decisions from Wharton, and HBS and Stanford GSB will follow suit with their results this Wednesday. We’d like to offer our... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Admissions Tip: Volunteer Experience

It’s the time of year when MBA applicants aiming for Fall 2017 intake are beginning to think about the admissions process, which is why we wanted to focus this week’s admissions tip on one element of the application that candidates often underestimate: volunteer experience. In order to understand why this category... Read more »

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