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MBA Admissions Mashup: Application Tips, Recruiting, and Alumni Spotlight

MBA Admissions Mashup

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. While last week marked the start of Round 2 Decision releases at some of the top programs, we’re taking this opportunity to look ahead to Round 3, life on campus, and life after b-school.  

First, news and admissions advice from Harvard Business School and UCLA Anderson. HBS Managign Director of Admissions Chad Losee posted to his “Direct from the Director” blog encouraged Round 3 applicant hopefuls. No, it’s not to late, but know that your chances are slimmer than for those that applied in Rounds 1 or 2. “For those of you who want to be at HBS in the Fall of 2017, we’d love for you to apply! Yes, it’s true that many seats are filled in Rounds 1 and 2, but there are also fewer applicants in Round 3. We always admit some great candidates in Round 3.”

As part of their ongoing admissions tip series, the UCLA Anderson admissions team posted an application-specific tidbit of advice.

“Your application is a story. Make sure to connect the dots from what you’ve done to what you want to do next. #ThinkInTheNext.”

Surely now that you have a handful of admissions decisions in hand, you’re starting to weigh your options and career opportunities should be at the top of your list of criteria! The Dartmouth / Tuck 360 blog posted a drill down of what the CDO (Career Development Office) offers its students and what you should be looking for in terms of on/off-campus recruiting. “Some industries have been recruiting MBAs forever and have fairly structured processes, like consulting, financial services, and consumer goods/brand management. These companies are likely to recruit on campus. Other industries might not focus their hiring on the MBA pipeline, or are smaller and are looking to hire fewer people (i.e. start-ups). This category lends itself to off-campus recruiting.”

For a glimpse at post-MBA life, check out the Chicago Booth Insider blog. They’re continuing on with their Alumni Spotlight video series and, this week, they’re featuring Maddie Thies ‘16, Assistant Marketing Manager at Ecolab. Visit their blog to check out the video and learn about ‘how the unique balance of qualitative and quantitative elements she got at Chicago Booth sets her apart from other marketers today. She talks about not only having the data and analytics to back up her recommendations, but also using insights from her international business concentration at Booth to help her connect with her team globally every day.”

That’s all for now! Catch you next time on another MBA Admissions Mashup!

Posted in: Admissions Tips, Application Tips, Careers, MBA Admissions Mashup, MBA Career Strategy, MBA Recruiters, Weekly Columns

Schools: Dartmouth / Tuck, Harvard Business School, U. Chicago Booth, UCLA Anderson

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