Articles by Admissionado

  • What Does the GMAT Really Measure?

    What Does the GMAT Really Measure?

    by on February 21st, 2017

    Today’s article was written by Mark Skoskiewicz. The GMAT, as you probably know, is a standardized exam used by business schools to help them assess the qualifications of candidates for advanced study in business … Read More

  • Choosing the Best B-School: Where to Start

    Choosing the Best B-School: Where to Start

    by on February 20th, 2017

    So you’ve decided to get an MBA … now comes the hard part! There are hundreds of schools out there, each one bombarding candidates with huge quantities of surprisingly similar marketing material. The decision can … Read More

  • 3 Things to Consider When Choosing a B-School

    3 Things to Consider When Choosing a B-School

    by on January 30th, 2017

    So, you got accepted into more than one b-school and now you don’t know what to do. It’s a good problem to have—probably the best one you can have—but a problem nonetheless. Which do you choose? And how do you … Read More

  • Applying to B-School: When to Start

    Applying to B-School: When to Start

    by on January 18th, 2017

    As 2016 drew to (what many folks would deem as) a much anticipated close, we saw a fair amount of messages from prospective b-school applicants that sounded a lot like this one: “Hi. I’m interested in applying to MBA … Read More

  • 3 Common MBA Application Mistakes

    3 Common MBA Application Mistakes

    by on December 14th, 2016

    In the past 9 years, we’ve worked on a lot of applications. Over 26,000 to be exact. And through that experience we’ve … made a lot of middle-of-the-night pots of coffee and seen some big trends across … Read More

  • Hey America, Here’s a Quick Intro to Canadian MBA Programs

    Hey America, Here’s a Quick Intro to Canadian MBA Programs

    by on December 8th, 2016

    Hey America … sorry to bother you; it’s me … Canada, remember … your fun-loving friend up north. Heard you just wrote your GMAT, checked the news and are looking for a place to chill. Well, we just made it … Read More

  • How to Connect with Your B-School Interviewer (During the Interview)

    How to Connect with Your B-School Interviewer (During the Interview)

    by on November 22nd, 2016

    In anticipation for your upcoming business school interview(s) you did your due diligence and found out a little bit about your interviewer’s background. Fantastic! So, should you mention your findings during the … Read More

  • Working an MBA into Your Work-Life Balance

    Working an MBA into Your Work-Life Balance

    by on November 10th, 2016

    When it comes to pursuing an MBA degree, there are substantial time and financial commitments involved that can make it difficult to achieve a suitable work-life balance. One source notes that it can cost between $30,000 … Read More

  • Should You Repeat a Story from Your Essay in Your MBA Interview?

    Should You Repeat a Story from Your Essay in Your MBA Interview?

    by on November 9th, 2016

    If you’re here, congrats on the interview invitation! For whatever awesome MBA program(s) you applied to, this is the admissions committee’s chance to really get to know you as a living, breathing person, instead of … Read More

  • How Thought Bubbles Conquer Clichés in Your Essays

    How Thought Bubbles Conquer Clichés in Your Essays

    by on November 4th, 2016

    This may very well be the single most common concern of hopeful MBA applicants … “Is talking about (x) in my application essays going to come across as too cliché?” And we usually have a very simple answer for … Read More

  • Managerial Experience and Your MBA Application

    Managerial Experience and Your MBA Application

    by on October 30th, 2016

    It’s no secret that management experience looks great on your MBA applications. A lot of aspiring b-school applicants ask us questions regarding the size of the teams they’ve managed. Is the actual number of … Read More

  • I Applied to Chicago Booth … And Got Accepted! Here’s How

    I Applied to Chicago Booth … And Got Accepted! Here’s How

    by on October 27th, 2016

    Meet Lawrence everyone. He’s currently attending The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. When Lawrence decided to apply to Booth he was 32 years old, with a GPA of 3.2 (B.A.) and 3.5 (M.A.) and a 760 GMAT. … Read More

  • I Applied to Haas and Wharton … And Got Accepted to Both! Here’s How

    I Applied to Haas and Wharton … And Got Accepted to Both! Here’s How

    by on October 25th, 2016

    Meet Azalea. She’s currently attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. When Azalea decided to apply to Wharton she was 27 years old, with a GPA of 3.78 and a 740 GMAT. Now that … Read More

  • I Applied to MIT Sloan … And Got Accepted! Here’s How

    I Applied to MIT Sloan … And Got Accepted! Here’s How

    by on October 24th, 2016

    Meet Chuck everyone. He’s currently attending MIT’s Sloan School of Management. When Chuck decided to apply to Sloan he was 27 years old, with a GPA of 4.8 (5.0 scale) and a 730 GMAT. Now that he’s all settled … Read More