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  • They’re breeding like rabbits. Business schools everywhere are popping out more and more joint degree and dual degree options. You can get your MBA and… Get a master’s in Electrical Engineering at Stanford – just announced this year. Get a law degree in just three years at many schools like Wharton/Penn Law, Columbia Bschool/Columbia ... Read More

  • We’ve covered this GRE vs GMAT question before but since it came up in the awesome Success Story from a military candidate recently, we wanted to backtrack and offer this advice again, with some additional nuances inspired by what that person said.

    First of all, as a blanket statement (that we covered in greater detail in many prior posts), the ... Read More

  • Here’s a glance at Stanford GSB’s class of 2015 (from Stanford’s website):

    • Total applicants: 7,108 • Total new students: 406 • Women: 41% • International students: 35% • U.S. minorities: 21% • Range of years of work experience: 0-12 • Average years of work experience: 4 • Average GMAT: 732 • Complete GMAT range (lowest ... Read More

  • This.

    Crazy people need not apply.

    Since we’re on this subject – not of “crazy people” but of asking for help from us – we would STRONGLY encourage anyone who’s considering engaging us on services to spend some time studying this site. We have a lot of help available with standard answers to common ... Read More

  • First in a series for individuals who have not yet started to prepare their MBA applications.   1. I don't have a long-term career goal  The truth is that most b-school applicant aren't sure about how their career will look in 10  years.  And many don't know what they really want to do after graduation. The schools know this. In ... Read More

  • This is one of the slipperiest concepts for people to get their heads around – so much so, that we don’t even tend to use that phrase anymore. “‘Show, don’t tell’? What in heck does THAT mean?” Here, today, in the ultimatest of the most meta posts ever, we will SHOW you what “Show, don’t…

    While ... Read More

  • Chicago Booth MBA Essay Questions have been released for the 2014-2015 admissions year following up on the Chicago Booth MBA Application Deadlines posted last week.  The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has reduced the number of MBA essay questions in comparison to the number of essay questions asked last year. The remaining question ... Read More

  • It was like a world record in incoming comments to the EssaySnark blahg this week!

    If we didn’t know better, we’d think that we were writing this blahg just for ourselves. Most posts go up into a ghost town; there’s very little interaction from the BSers of the world back to what we are talking about here. Every now and then we get ... Read More

  • 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 asking these questions? What are they looking for? Read on as our experts break down application essay questions to help YOU plan the ... Read More

  • 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 asking these questions? What are they looking for? Read on as our experts break down application essay questions to help YOU plan the ... Read More

  • 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 asking these questions? What are they looking for? Read on as our experts break down application essay questions to help YOU plan the ... Read More

  • Would a recommendation from the President of the United States help you secure a place at a top business school?

    This question came under close scrutiny at Fortuna Admissions when a client suggested it as an option for his MBA applications last year. Surprisingly perhaps, our advice was ‘no’. Our candidate has since been offered a place one of ... Read More

  • Man we wrote a lot about Yale yesterday, talking about their new policy of reducing the application fee for those with lower incomes. Our position (sorry Yale) is that this is basically a gimmick, to get some press, and to throw the mantle of the do-gooder out into the world.

    It kind of reminds us of the Brave Supplicant who scrambles to begin all ... Read More

  • Chicago Booth MBA Application Deadlines have been released for the upcoming 2014-2015 MBA admissions year. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has moved up its first round MBA Application Deadline into late September and moved its second round MBA Application Deadline up a couple of days from last year‘s deadlines. Chicago Booth MBA ... Read More