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Last Updated Jan 6, 2016 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: R2 Deadlines and Admissions Tips

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be in the midst of Round 2 deadlines and so this week’s MBA Admissions Mashup focuses on the latest admissions tips from the various adcoms... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 4, 2016 by

Admissions Tip: Data Forms

With MBA programs’ Round 2 deadlines coming thick and fast over the next two weeks, we wanted to offer some words of advice about an often overlooked element of one’s file: the application data forms. All too often, candidates leave these online application forms for the last minute, even rushing... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 2, 2015 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: Thanksgiving & Admissions Tips

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week’s MBA Admissions Mashup features many reasons for why admissions teams are thankful this season as well as some handy admissions tips to help you prep for Round 2. But first,... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 16, 2015 by

Admissions Tip: Letters of Support

While business schools require candidates to submit anywhere from 1-3 recommendations as part of the regular admissions process, we’re devoting this admissions tip to a lesser known relative of the formal recommendation: the letter of support. The letter of support is very different from a typical letter of recommendation, in... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 11, 2015 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: Veterans Day Edition

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. As today (in the United States) is Veterans Day, several business school blogs are paying homage to our veterans. This week’s MBA Admissions Mashup highlights those posts, in addition to a look... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 9, 2015 by

Admissions Tip: The Résumé

Your résumé serves three purposes in the application process. First, for those in the early stages of the application process, it’s a great place to start when crafting your overall positioning strategy – to distill the essentials of your candidacy into a concise summary. Second, the résumé is a great tool... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 4, 2015 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: It’s Interview Season

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. If you’ve already checked out MBA LiveWire, you may have noticed that over the past couple of weeks it’s been lighting up with interview invites from Wharton, Michigan / Ross, London Business... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 2, 2015 by

Admissions Tip: Submitting Additional Materials

For those of you who applied in Round 1, your applications are now submitted and you are ideally hearing from some of your target schools regarding interview invites. You should be feeling good about all the work you put in and are perhaps even a bit excited about any upcoming... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 28, 2015 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: Breaking News from HBS, Value of Alumni Networks, and the Importance Balance

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. In this week’s edition of MBA Admissions Mashup, we take a look at some breaking news from HBS, the value of a vast alumni network, careers and internships, work-life balance, on-campus conferences... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 26, 2015 by

Admissions Tip: Planning For Round 2

In recent weeks, we have offered a wealth of tips and advice for those Round 1 candidates who are planning and preparing for MBA admissions interviews. Of course, now that we’ve thoroughly tackled that domain we wanted to take some time this week to provide a look ahead to Round... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 7, 2015 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: Fine-tuning Your Application & The Road Ahead

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. In this week’s edition of MBA Admissions Mashup, we take a look at some last minute tips coming from the top business schools and some instructions on what’s next in the process for some... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 6, 2015 by

The MBA Interview: Think You’re An Expert? Take Our Quiz.

Are you ready for your MBA interview? Test your knowledge of the interview process at the leading business schools by taking our short quiz! We promise you’ll learn a thing or two along the way. Plus, there’s a surprise bonus for anyone who completes the quiz… [qzzr quiz=”109287″ width=”100%” height=”auto”... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 14, 2015 by

Admissions Tip: Avoid The Comparison Trap

We wanted to take some time today to discuss a frequently made mistake in the application process. In their desire to make their case to their target MBA programs, many applicants devote sentences and even paragraphs to explaining why the school in question is their “first choice” and arguing its... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 11, 2015 by

Does Working For The Family Business Hurt Your MBA Potential?

This post has been republished in entirety from its original source, metromba.com. Working for the family business can be an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience. Building a family legacy that will last for generations is the main goal of many family businesses. And often, to achieve that goal, additional education,... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 9, 2015 by

Should I Apply in Round 1 or Round 2 to My Top Choice School?

This is the second in a two-part series on MBA application strategy. In case you missed the first, check it out here. In terms of application strategy, one of the biggest questions prospective MBA applicants wrestle with is whether to apply in Round 1 or Round 2 to the school they most... Read more »

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