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Advice on how to select the best recommenders to support your MBA application, and tips on how they can lend the biggest boost to your application.

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Last Updated Aug 20, 2019 by

2019-2020 MBA Recommendation Resources Updated!

As you prepare your MBA applications, we wanted to share a quick note that some key Clear Admit resources are ready for you and your recommenders! Visit our listing of top MBA programs’ recommendation questions to see what aspects of your candidacy your recommenders will be expected to cover. Next,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 10, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: Selecting & 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 »

Last Updated Sep 3, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Business School 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 ways that... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 16, 2018 by

HBS Adcom Director Shares More Application Tips in Blog Series

HBS Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Chad Losee Earlier this summer, Harvard Business School (HBS) Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Chad Losee let us know that he would be starting a summer blog series filled with application tips. He planned to share from his personal experience... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 25, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Selecting & 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 »

Last Updated Apr 2, 2018 by

Thanking Your MBA Recommenders—Our Guide to Gift Giving

The process of applying to business school is a complicated beast with numerous steps to consider along the path from application to acceptance. As Round 2 decisions roll in, many applicants may find themselves approaching one of the final steps in the process: Finding an appropriate gift for thanking your... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 4, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: Business School 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 ways... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 31, 2017 by

A Recommendation Revolution Is Underway in MBA Admissions: What You Need to Know

I’m busy, you’re busy, your boss is most definitely busy. Indeed, publications ranging from Men’s Health to the Atlantic, the Washington Post to Forbes are all reporting that “busyness“ has become the new status symbol for our times. Which is part of what makes asking someone to write you a... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 12, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: Selecting & 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 »

Last Updated Apr 5, 2017 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: International Experience & Recap

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. Round 2 is coming to a close and so with that we’re turning our attention to both Round 3 application tips, a look at the international experience at business school, as... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 8, 2017 by

Application Tip from ASU’s W. P. Carey School: How to Choose the Right Recommenders

Sponsored Content The b-school application process has several components. And while you can complete the majority of the application on your own, the letters of recommendation require a bit more time and consideration. These letters are a key opportunity to distinguish yourself from other candidates, so make sure to get... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 8, 2017 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: Career Insights and Recommendations

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we bring you career insights from the Kelley School of Business and the Tuck School of Business, a look at next steps from The Wharton School, and a couple... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 18, 2017 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: Welcome Weekend & Recommendations

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. Now that most of the Round 2 deadlines for the schools that we cover have passed, the blogosphere is admittedly a bit quiet. However, we were able to find some timely... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 16, 2017 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 Dec 16, 2016 by

Plan Ahead: MBA Recommendation Questions Gathered in One Place

We know it’s a bit unnerving to solicit recommendations without knowing what your recommenders are being asked. Luckily, we’ve done all the legwork for you and have gathered all of this admissions cycle’s MBA recommendation questions from the top business schools in one easy-to-manage spot. Good luck with Round 2!... Read more »

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