Articles by Jeremy Shinewald

  • MBA Admissions: Balancing Quality and Quantity

    MBA Admissions: Balancing Quality and Quantity

    by on June 23rd, 2015

    These days, as candidates consider their strategies for the coming MBA admissions cycle, many have a logical question in mind: How many business schools should I apply to? The answer, of course, varies considerably from … Read More

  • MBA Career Advice: Stop Talking About Work at Networking Events

    MBA Career Advice: Stop Talking About Work at Networking Events

    by on May 5th, 2015

    We have this silly idea that when we meet people at networking events we should be talking about work. We are there to forward our career after all, so it stands to reason that the conversation should focus on what … Read More

  • Will Your Letters of Recommendation Wow Admissions Committees?

    Will Your Letters of Recommendation Wow Admissions Committees?

    by on April 14th, 2015

    Letters of recommendation are an important part of your overall business school application package—they provide the only outside information the admissions committee receives about you. One of the most stressful parts … Read More

  • What to Expect from Your MBA Interview

    What to Expect from Your MBA Interview

    by on December 26th, 2014

    With MBA interview invitations continuing to arrive this time of year, we thought now would be an appropriate time to discuss some challenging interview situations. Most business school interviews are straightforward … Read More

  • 2016 MBA Class Profile Infographic

    2016 MBA Class Profile Infographic

    by on December 20th, 2014

    Choosing the right MBA program for your needs can be challenging. How do you identify the best one for your specific personal, educational, and professional goals? An important element of your business school experience … Read More

  • What Is Most Important When Choosing a B-School?

    What Is Most Important When Choosing a B-School?

    by on December 11th, 2014

    Although quantifying a school’s profile certainly does not tell you everything, it can sometimes be helpful in simplifying the many differences between the various MBA programs. We recently surveyed a number of … Read More

  • 2014-2015 Northwestern Kellogg Essay Analysis

    2014-2015 Northwestern Kellogg Essay Analysis

    by on October 29th, 2014

    The Kellogg School of Management is going positively retro with its rather robust application components this admissions season, requiring two written essays and two video essays. The school seems to actually want to get … Read More

  • 2014-2015 Cornell Johnson MBA Essay Analysis

    2014-2015 Cornell Johnson MBA Essay Analysis

    by on October 28th, 2014

    You can be forgiven for feeling a little annoyance with Johnson at Cornell University’s decision to unnecessarily complicate things this season by stipulating a character limit, rather than a word limit, for its MBA … Read More

  • 2014–2015 Wharton MBA Essay Analysis

    2014–2015 Wharton MBA Essay Analysis

    by on July 17th, 2014

    The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has decreased its number of application essays to just two this year and is giving candidates a whopping 900 words with which to distinguish themselves. We surmise … Read More

  • 2014–2015 MIT Sloan Essay Analysis

    2014–2015 MIT Sloan Essay Analysis

    by on July 15th, 2014

    The MIT Sloan School of Management bucks conventionality this admissions season and has added to the word count for its application essays—moving from a maximum of 1,000 words to 1,250. The school’s first essay … Read More

  • 2014–2015 Michigan Ross Essay Analysis

    2014–2015 Michigan Ross Essay Analysis

    by on July 10th, 2014

    The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan has refashioned its essay questions, going “smaller” with its requirements, as have several other schools this application season. Ross’s broadly worded … Read More

  • 2014–2015 UVA Darden Essay Analysis

    2014–2015 UVA Darden Essay Analysis

    by on July 9th, 2014

    The Darden School at the University of Virginia claims to have released its essay question for the year, but last year, it released a single essay question on its blog but then added more when the complete … Read More

  • 2014–2015 NYU Stern Essay Analysis

    2014–2015 NYU Stern Essay Analysis

    by on July 8th, 2014

    The admissions committee at New York University’s (NYU’s) Stern School of Business must be happy with the essay responses it received from applicants last admissions season, because the school has made no changes to … Read More

  • Ivy League Adcoms: Be Thoughtful & Yourself

    Ivy League Adcoms: Be Thoughtful & Yourself

    by on June 7th, 2014

    The message could not have been any clearer. When applying to business school, be thoughtful, and communicate your story in a way that is authentic to who you are. That’s the advice given by two admission directors for … Read More