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  • No that’s not the reason you should not lie on your MBA applications.

    You should not lie because you are a good person, with ethics and morals. Good people do not lie.

    “But EssaySnark! I know somebody who lied and got in!”

    Yeah, so? That does not mean that you should do it, does it?

    Who are you going to live with for the rest of ... Read More

  • Round 1!

    by EssaySnark on July 27, 2015

    Have we not mentioned recently that Round 1 is important? A few reminders, then (including for reapplicants). Read More

  • MBA Application Mistakes to Avoid – Part 1

    With the new 2015-2016 MBA application season underway, many of you are just getting started with your business school applications. But before you get too far along, we’d like to make you aware of some of the common mistakes that we saw on a regular basis when we worked as admissions directors at top ... Read More

  • First, the (kinda) bad news: it’s unlikely you’ll be able to use the current version of your resume for your business school applications. In fact, you’re probably going to want to spend a significant amount of time on a complete resume overhaul. But the good news is that your resume is a very important part of your materials, and the extra work ... Read More

  • Remember when Katie Holmes hooked up with Tom Cruise? Back in 2005? They totally fell for each other – there was that incident at the time of Tom Cruise on Oprah’s couch. Remember? And Katie was in all the gossip magazines gushing about how she knew when she was a little girl that someday she…

    While much of the blahg is available ... Read More

  •   There’s general consensus today about the characteristics of successful business school applicants. Candidly, most mortals find it difficult if not impossible to demonstrate all of those strengths. However, in many cases, it’s what you avoid in your applications that will help maximize your chances for admission.   Here are 5 ... Read More

  • Yay another success story to share with you! Here’s some tips from a BSer Who Went Before – with some real truths to offer!!


    GMAT   I won’t spend too much time on this other than to say it is painful, takes time and sacrifice but there is no way around it. Honestly, if an MBA is what you truly want to do then you simply have ... Read More

  • Say you want to go to bschool to launch a company.

    There are certainly cheaper (and quicker) ways to launch a company, but OK.

    There’s also certainly a lot of support and energy around entrepreneurship at all the top schools these days. Getting an MBA gets you excited. Starting a company sounds sexy. Put those things together and things can ... Read More

  • Along with the overall increase in interest in entrepreneurship, more and more people are wanting to use the MBA to build skills needed to go back home and take over their family business. These are almost always international students, particularly from Asian countries; for some reason we just don’t see the American applicant with the…

    While ... Read More

  • All right, admittedly this is one of our cheesier concepts, but let’s get right to it. When you’re figuring out which school is the right fit for you, you should be examining these critical criteria:

    Career Curriculum Community Culture

    Get it? “Cheesy concept”? “Critical criteria”?

    We can clearly get some mileage ... Read More

  • In an MBA application, every data point matters. Particularly when the application pool continues to grow so voraciously as it has in the last decade. One aspect that’s often overlooked, or at least under-exploited, is your choice of school in terms of its alumni network and location.

    The Business School Alumni Network

    Every program has an alumni ... Read More

  • Being put on the waitlist could mean that your goal is almost within reach!

    “Waitlisted – What Now?” is the latest post in our series Navigate the MBA Maze.

    First, a word of introduction: Realize that receiving a wait-list letter means you qualify for admission. You pass. You are probably on the wait-list (and not admitted) because ... Read More

  • Very often when we see people who are determined to get an MBA!!! – even when maybe they don’t know why yet – we see an interesting assortment of career goals tossed about. One of the biggest favors you can do for yourself in this whole process is understanding the industry that you’re targeting. For…

    While much of the ... Read More