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  • Around this time of year, amidst the Round 1 celebrations, we hear of some already-successful BSers breathlessly announcing their plans to submit more applications.

    We covered this phenomenon last year, in a post where we talked about people getting excited about their successes to date and deciding to throw their hats into the ring for an even higher-ranked ... Read More

  • In this post, I discuss the application essays for 2016 admission to IMD.  The essays have not changed from those used in Rounds 2-5 last year.

    As most applicants  to IMD should already know, there has just been a major turnover of senior staff at the MBA, but the application form is the same.  As was reported in Poets & Quants, "IMD has announced ... Read More

  • Business school deadlines are rapidly approaching.

    Competition is high and your essays have the ability to make or break your application.

    If you want a former admissions officer from a top-ranked business school to review, edit, and perfect your essays, we are here to help.

    For a limited time, we are offering a 20% DISCOUNT on our Gold Business ... Read More

  • Today only!

    by EssaySnark on December 17, 2014

    Special Offer – Today Only! Get the Complete Essay Package and we’ll throw in ONE of the following as a bonus:

    a free Letters of Recommendation App Accelerator OR a free Transcripts and Grades App Accelerator OR 50% off the Reworking Your Resume App Accelerator

    This offer will be honored as long as this message appears here. (Available ... Read More

  • If you applied to MBA programs in Round 1, this is a really big week: several schools will be releasing their final decisions, and you’ll know the results of all of your hard work at last. We know “The Dreaded Wait” has been tough!

    If you receive good news – congratulations! What a wonderful way to close out 2014, huh? You’ll probably feel ... Read More

  • Our weekly roundup of MBA News: Waiting until Round 3 to apply to b-school used to be a long-shot, but not anymore. B-schools are embracing last-minute candidates, according to WSJ, and looking for unconventional of offbeat applicants.

    The number of veterans taking the GMAT has jumped 22% this year. Poets and Quants looks at the increase in veteran ... Read More

  • We mentioned “leading a team” the other day and since leadership is such a fundamental component of a strong application to a top MBA program, we thought we’d go into some more details on it. Specifically, how to write a leadership essay for an MBA application. Which means, how do you present the details. We…

    While much of the ... Read More

  • There’s still time!

    by EssaySnark on December 16, 2014

    We’re getting lots of questions about timing: YES THERE’S STILL TIME TO GET STARTED WITH ESSAYSNARK! You could even go through the Complete Essay Package before Round 2 deadlines.

    Standalone essay reviews are also available, with different pricing options for HARVARD, for one-essay app schools like YALE, CHICAGO BOOTH, DARDEN, WHARTON, ... Read More

  • Many top-tier MBA programs prefer candidates with two-six years of full-time post-college work experience. Admissions officers like to see a strong track record, which includes evidence that you are a major contributor with the potential for professional leadership. But when candidates have extensive experience, admissions may wonder if they are too ... Read More

  • In this article, I would like to discuss how to fight three stereotypes of Korean applicants in the MBA admissions process in order to greatly improve your chances of admission. The stereotypes are:

    Placing too much emphasis on testing and ignoring the personal side of the application; The belief that it is best to express what you think admissions ... Read More

  • You may – or may not – know that Wharton got a new dean this past summer. Dean Robertson stepped down and Australian Geoffrey Garrett came into the role. We have been trying to discover what Dean Garrett will be doing at Wharton (we’ve been trying to find this out for months now; we do know that he likes to attend American baseball ... Read More

  • At work. At home. Weekends. Nights. In your dreams (and nightmares).   You've devoted countless hours to tweaking your resume, pondering the short questions, crafting your essays through dozens (if not hundreds) of iterations.   You've had your family, friends and associates review the entire application ad nauseam to see if they can spot ... Read More

  • You have the time to prepare & study to achieve a higher GMAT score

    There’s no yes or no answer here, but I will give you some points to consider that will help you make your decision.

    You probably should retake the GMAT if…

    • You have other weaknesses in your profile and you feel a high GMAT score will help you compensate for them.

    • ... Read More

  • MIT Campus

    Your three MIT Sloan Fellows essays must collectively convey the unmistakable message that you surpass your peers through consistently outstanding impact, and that you are destined to become a leader in your company and even industry.  Simultaneously, the essays must convey fit with MIT Sloan’s enduring emphasis on being an innovative ... Read More

  • Each week, we sit down and get to know one of our MBA Consultants. Not to brag, but we have an amazing team of people, and there’s more to them than just their top school pedigree or their devilish good looks. When you’re choosing an MBA consultant, you don’t just want someone in your industry or who went to your dream school. You ... Read More

  • National University of Singapore (NUS) hosts approximately 100 students each year in its full-time MBA program – 91% of those students come from outside of Singapore, representing 18 countries. The curriculum concentrates on global business with a focus on Asia in particular, and the program successfully places graduates in a variety of functions: ... Read More

  • Like most serious b-school applicants, if comprehensive and end-to-end support is what works best for you, here is a snapshot of what you will appreciate in our end-to-end packages-

    From the time you decide to do an MBA, there are many critical aspects about applying to the business schools. Aspects like evaluating if your GMAT scores are enough to ... Read More