Articles by Admissionado

  • Crafting Crisp, Focused Answers to Questions About Why You Want an MBA – Part 1

    Crafting Crisp, Focused Answers to Questions About Why You Want an MBA – Part 1

    by on May 21st, 2016

    This could easily make for a giant chapter in a book on tackling b-school application essays: How to navigate through the various permutations of: Why pursue an MBA at this point in your career? How will your education … Read More

  • What Does an MBA Admissions Consultant Actually Do?

    What Does an MBA Admissions Consultant Actually Do?

    by on May 16th, 2016

    A good admissions consultant does NOT write people’s essays for them. I figured we could just get that out of the way first. In fact, a good admissions consultant DOESN’T write people’s recommendations, or resumes … Read More

  • 7 MBA Admissions Consultants’ Advice on Campus Visits

    7 MBA Admissions Consultants’ Advice on Campus Visits

    by on May 2nd, 2016

    If you read our last post about MBA campus visits, then you already know how important it is to make an appearance at the programs you’re applying to. So make them happen already, will ya?! And while you’re tromping … Read More

  • What Makes for Compelling Personal ‘Stuff’ in an MBA Application Essay?

    What Makes for Compelling Personal ‘Stuff’ in an MBA Application Essay?

    by on April 19th, 2016

    Not gonna lie, this is a very challenging concept. Things may get a little heady, so stay with me … Schools often ask (in some form) what kind of person you are, getting to know who you are, personal interests, etc etc … Read More

  • How Important Are Campus Visits for MBA Applicants?

    How Important Are Campus Visits for MBA Applicants?

    by on April 16th, 2016

    One of our clients recently asked us about visiting the campuses of the business schools he’s applying to. “I heard it could be helpful to impress the admissions committee if you visit the school. Is this true? And … Read More

  • How to Explain a Bad Grade or Low GMAT Score

    How to Explain a Bad Grade or Low GMAT Score

    by on April 9th, 2016

    Evolution has no will. [Apologies to any Creationists out there, but just indulge us for a moment … ] If you think “the tornado” occurred because nature was feeling depressed one day, and took its self-image issues … Read More

  • Interpreting the 2017 US News B-School Rankings

    Interpreting the 2017 US News B-School Rankings

    by on April 1st, 2016

    It’s that time again … the 2017 US News business school rankings are out! But brace yourselves, folks; they’re about as controversial as Kim Kardashian’s Instagram feed. The Sparknotes version of this year’s … Read More

  • 6 Must-Have Characteristics for International MBA Applicants

    6 Must-Have Characteristics for International MBA Applicants

    by on October 1st, 2015

    The MBA class of 2017 is shaping up to be pretty darn competitive, and extremely diverse. According to a recent article by Poets&Quants, a little over 36% of the class will “hail from overseas.” As the already … Read More

  • Is Your GMAT Good Enough for a Top MBA Program?

    Is Your GMAT Good Enough for a Top MBA Program?

    by on August 1st, 2015

    If we had a dollar for every person who asked us what schools they can get into based on their GMAT score, well, we’d be answering that question from our 200-foot yacht while the staff brought us cocktails and fanned … Read More

  • The 2015-2016 INSEAD MBA Essay Analysis

    The 2015-2016 INSEAD MBA Essay Analysis

    by on July 23rd, 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

  • 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