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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 »

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 4, 2016

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MBA Admissions Mashup: GMAT Tips, Clubs, Recruiting, and Startups

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we offer up a look at clubs at Harvard Business School, Startups started at Stern (too alliterated for you?), recruiting advice for international students as well as a case... Read more »

Apr 27, 2016

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Successful Applicants, HBS 2+2 Program, Wharton Pre-term

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we take a look at the 2+2 program at Harvard Business School, UPenn / Wharton‘s Pre-term, as well as some insight from Dartmouth / Tuck and Michigan / Ross... Read more »

Apr 13, 2016

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Recruiting, Waitlist, Cuba, and Fit

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week, we have a whole slew of topics for you from recruiting at Harvard Business School to an amazing trip to Cuba. First let’s talk Cuba. The US Government is... Read more »

Mar 23, 2016

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Admissions Tips & Career Services

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. The past couple of weeks on MBA LiveWire and MBA DecisionWire revealed admissions decisions, interview notifications, and enrollment decisions, in addition to a focus on R3 applications. As such, we’re featuring a... Read more »

Mar 14, 2016

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MBA Rankings And How To Use Them

U.S. News is scheduled to release its rankings on Wednesday; late last week it teased out the top ten for that ranking (in alphabetical order). We decided to run a contest to allow candidates to predict the order of that top 10, the winner will be announced on Thursday. That... Read more »

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