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Last Updated Mar 11, 2013 by

Admissions Tip: Extracurricular Activities

Because it’s the time of year when applicants aiming for Fall 2014 intake are just beginning to think about the admissions process, we wanted to focus today on one element of the application that candidates often underestimate: extracurricular activities. In order to understand why this category is important, candidates should... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 4, 2013 by

Admissions Tip: Planning for the GMAT

For all you “early birds” who are planning to apply to business school this fall, we wanted to offer a few tips on managing your time as it relates to the GMAT exam.  Because this is an important element for many applicants in determining at which schools they will be... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 25, 2013 by

Admissions Tip: Late Round Considerations

After a relatively sleepy February, March will soon be upon us with its extensive list of application deadlines and decision notification dates.  Let’s take a look at part of the long list of Round 3 (or 4 or 5) deadlines spread over the next two months: February 25 (today!): IESE... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 20, 2012 by

Education Blog Taps Clear Admit’s Graham Richmond as Its “Ask an MBA Admissions Expert”

Test preparation firm Varsity Tutors recently interviewed Clear Admit co-founder Graham Richmond for its “Ask an MBA Admissions Expert” blog series, and a transcript of that interview posted live to the company’s education blog yesterday. In the interview, Richmond shares insights he has gained advising prospective applicants to top MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 13, 2012 by

Admissions Tip: Applying to Business School as a Younger Applicant

As many of our readers know, it has become increasingly common for younger individuals to apply to MBA programs.  Whereas the average age and years of work experience at the leading business schools has traditionally hovered at around 28 and five respectively, many programs are now carefully considering the more... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 9, 2012 by

Admissions Tip: Addressing Academic Weaknesses

To follow up on last month’s advice about GMAT preparation and timing, we wanted to offer some general comments about the role of academics in the admissions process.  Many candidates considering business school focus on the credentials they will hold and the network that they will join upon graduation, but it... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 27, 2012 by

Admissions Tip: Late Round Considerations

After a relatively sleepy February, March will soon be upon us with its extensive list of application deadlines and decision notification dates. Let’s take a look at part of the long list of Round 3 (or 4 or 5) deadlines spread over the next two months: March 1: LBS R3,... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 26, 2011 by

Admissions Tip: Round Two Recap and Advice

As we prepare to bid goodbye to 2011 and greet the deadline-packed first month of 2012, we would like to take the opportunity to recap the upcoming Round Two deadlines and offer some advice for hardworking applicants.  Some schools have even reached their third rounds by January, and those are... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 19, 2011 by

Admissions Tip: Drafting a Resume

As candidates tackle interviews and preparation for Round 2 applications, we would like to revisit an important aspect of the application: the resume. Given the many roles that the resume plays in the business school application process, drafting a resume (or CV) is an excellent starting point for someone embarking... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 10, 2011 by

Admissions Tip: Common Recommendation Dilemmas

As many of our readers are aware, letters of recommendation are a central part of the application process.  We would like to take a look at how to handle the snags that often arise for applicants in unique employment situations. The applicant who is most likely to have trouble finding... Read more »