Articles by Paul Bodine

    CEIBS MBA Class: More Managerial

    CEIBS MBA Class: More Managerial

    by on May 29th, 2012

    Though the average age of CEIBS’s entering full-time MBA is, at 29, not far from the average at U.S. business schools, according to Roy Chason, CEIBS’ Senior Manager for Admissions and Marketing, the Shanghai-based … Read More

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    MBA Application Volume: A Mixed Picture

    MBA Application Volume: A Mixed Picture

    by on May 23rd, 2012

    The Wall Street Journal’s Melissa Korn reported today that, following three years of declining application volume, some business schools are returning to pre-Great Recession levels. But then again, many others are not. … Read More

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    América Economía 2012 Best B-Schools

    América Economía 2012 Best B-Schools

    by on May 21st, 2012

    The Latin American business magazine América Economía has released its latest ranking of business schools outside of Latin America. Given that the criteria for inclusion included their effectiveness and relevance for … Read More

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    Goals Essays: Career Progress Section

    Goals Essays: Career Progress Section

    by on May 17th, 2012

    The ‘career progress’ section is the section in longer (750+-word) goals essays where you provide the context for your goals statement (the why behind the what) by talking about how you have gotten to your current … Read More

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    Goals Essays: Content & Structure

    Goals Essays: Content & Structure

    by on May 13th, 2012

    Goals essays typically involve three key sections (not necessarily in this order): •   Your professional experience or career progress: the broad trajectory (including any evidence of ‘fast-track’ career pace), … Read More

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    Reversing the Flow

    Reversing the Flow

    by on May 12th, 2012

    “We have to move our people [global professional talent] from the west to the east and we have to make it easier. We have to pressure China and India to be as open to western people as westerners have been to Indian … Read More

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    ‘Egyptian Spring’ Benefits LBS

    ‘Egyptian Spring’ Benefits LBS

    by on May 10th, 2012

    London Business School is feeling the positive effects of the Arab Spring, at least in terms of Egyptian applicants heading to LBS’s Dubai campus (opened in 2007).  A total of 113 students enrolled at LBS Dubai in … Read More

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    Seeking Structure

    Seeking Structure

    by on May 9th, 2012

    “Schools provide ‘reliability and an effort-reward-feedback structure,’ [Andrew Simmons, director of Brown University’s CareerLAB] said. Therefore, paths that are structured — professional schools, finance and … Read More

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    MIT Sloan Sees Jump in Health Care Applicants

    MIT Sloan Sees Jump in Health Care Applicants

    by on May 8th, 2012

    The EMBA program at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has experienced a 33% increase in applicants from the health care industry over last year, according to Politico.com. The … Read More

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    Job One: Your Goals

    Job One: Your Goals

    by on May 7th, 2012

    The specific focus of your post-MBA goals colors almost every aspect of your application—from school selection (based on goals-relevant study tracks and courses, clubs and extracurricular events geared to your … Read More

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    Alums Give Haas Feedback

    Alums Give Haas Feedback

    by on May 2nd, 2012

    Last September, the University of California Berkeley’s Haas Alumni Relations department conducted an online survey to determine asked how alums “feel about the school” and the alumni network itself. According to … Read More

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    The MBA Conundrum

    The MBA Conundrum

    by on April 28th, 2012

    “The most important inputs to answer this question are a self-assessment of your risk profile and an evaluation if that profile is in alignment with your professional goals. The irony is despite the fact that MBA … Read More

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    ETS’s LikeLive: The Future?

    ETS’s LikeLive: The Future?

    by on April 26th, 2012

    The future of admissions interviewing may be upon us. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has rolled out a new application, LikeLive (formerly MyCollegeI), that promises to de-complicate the admissions interview … Read More

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    My Interview with MBA Crystal Ball

    My Interview with MBA Crystal Ball

    by on April 23rd, 2012

    In an interview with MBA Crystal Ball, MBA admissions consultant Paul Bodine shares some tips on how to tackle MBA applications and get into the top business schools. Paul is also the author of several popular books: The … Read More

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