Articles by Admissionado

  • How to Write the Personal MBA Essay

    How to Write the Personal MBA Essay

    by on July 21st, 2015

    Here we are in a new application season, and, like Popeye, you got your sleeves rolled up, your spinach (or maybe energy drink) in hand, and you are ready to burn lines through the proverbial paper (okay, so you are all … Read More

  • Choosing the Best B-School for You: A Guide

    Choosing the Best B-School for You: A Guide

    by on June 18th, 2015

    In the MBA admissions consulting game, the first question people ask us is, “what’s the ‘right’ school for me to apply for?” They want to know where they will fit best, which is the best school … Read More

  • The 2014-2015 Columbia MBA Essay Analysis

    The 2014-2015 Columbia MBA Essay Analysis

    by on June 16th, 2015

    Are you ready to dig into your essays? Application essays are specifically and cleverly designed to get into your head. We like to turn the tables on the admissions committees and get inside their heads. Why are they … Read More

  • The 2014-2015 MIT Sloan MBA Essay Analysis

    The 2014-2015 MIT Sloan MBA Essay Analysis

    by on June 14th, 2015

    Are you ready to dig into your essays? Application essays are specifically and cleverly designed to get into your head. We like to turn the tables on the admissions committees and get inside their heads. Why are they … Read More

  • The 2014-2015 Stanford GSB MBA Essay Analysis

    The 2014-2015 Stanford GSB MBA Essay Analysis

    by on June 13th, 2015

    Sometimes, you just gotta stick with a formula that works. For the Stanford GSB MBA essays, their formula appears to be working—swimmingly. Meaning, they’ve been asking more or less the same questions for years … Read More

  • MBA Application Essays: Avoid Too Many Cooks

    MBA Application Essays: Avoid Too Many Cooks

    by on June 10th, 2015

    Let’s set the scene: You’re home for Thanksgiving. You’ve just finished draft one of your MBA application essay. “Hey, everyone,” you say, “I just finished my essay. I sure could use some notes.” … Read More

  • Tuesday Q&A: Can Getting an MBA Help Your Networking Opportunities?

    Tuesday Q&A: Can Getting an MBA Help Your Networking Opportunities?

    by on May 26th, 2015

    Question: Can getting an MBA help your networking opportunities? Answer: Yes, of course, this is one of the main keys to going to a great MBA program. Again it is critical to go to a program with smart kids, good … Read More

  • How to Get into MIT from Someone That Did

    How to Get into MIT from Someone That Did

    by on May 7th, 2015

    Congratulations to Doug (not his real name), a re-applicant who turned his story around to get into MIT and INSEAD! He took some time out from his blog TopDogMBA and being a general badass to answer a few of our … Read More

  • Tuesday Q&A: Do You Need an MBA for a Career in Management?

    Tuesday Q&A: Do You Need an MBA for a Career in Management?

    by on April 21st, 2015

    Question: Are MBAs pretty much a requirement if you’re thinking about a career in management? Answer: No, they’re not. It is a dirty little secret, that the best talents, the most impressive young men and women do … Read More

  • How to Get into HBS and Stanford GSB from Someone That Did

    How to Get into HBS and Stanford GSB from Someone That Did

    by on April 4th, 2015

    Our girl Sarah (not her real name) achieved something amazing; she leveraged her specific career goals and infectious energy to get into HBS AND Stanford GSB! That’s right, folks, she got into two of the top MBA … Read More

  • How to Get into LBS from Someone That Did

    How to Get into LBS from Someone That Did

    by on March 19th, 2015

    Congratulations to Carrie (not her real name), who used her strong sense of passion and purpose to get into LBS! We find that one of the best ways to learn how to be a successful MBA applicant is to learn from someone … Read More

  • MBA Applicant Profiles: Building the Best Version of Yourself

    MBA Applicant Profiles: Building the Best Version of Yourself

    by on March 5th, 2015

    When MBA candidates come to us with their test scores and numbers asking for a assessment of their MBA applicant profile, we say that numbers are only half the story. Top MBA programs are looking for people, not … Read More

  • Best MBA Interview Advice: Prep Once and You’re Done

    Best MBA Interview Advice: Prep Once and You’re Done

    by on February 19th, 2015

    Our MBA interview advice is simple. If you prepare for your MBA interview properly, you’ll be prepared for every interview you could get. Prep once, and you’re done! There’s a myth out there that says that every … Read More

  • Tuesday Q&A: How Does Getting an MBA Benefit your Career?

    Tuesday Q&A: How Does Getting an MBA Benefit your Career?

    by on February 10th, 2015

    Question: What do you think is the number one advantage of an MBA? How does getting an MBA benefit your career? Answer: The number one advantage? Well that’s hard. A ton come to mind: contacts, access to professors, … Read More