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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
When it comes to Critical Reasoning questions on the ve […]
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Have we not mentioned recently that Round 1 is important? A few reminders, then (including for reapplicants). Read More
The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon Univer […]
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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
Multiple acceptances: Congrats! But what now?
“Choosing From Multiple Business School Acceptances” is the final post in our series Navigate the MBA Maze.
You’ve been accepted at two solid schools. Great! Or, you’ve been offered admission to an OK school with a significant scholarship and your #1 choice with no financial aid. Or, you’ve ... 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
For all those applicants who have recently opened a cal […]
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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
Especially given the price tag that accompanies obtaini […]
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Full-time or Part-time?
When I was applying to b-school, I contemplated part-time vs. full-time, and one of my best friends, Colleen, had to make the same decision at the same time.
Ultimately, I decided to attend the full-time program at the University of Michigan. Colleen decided to attend a part-time program at the University of Michigan. We shared ... Read More
Moving right along in our multi-part series on financin […]
The post Financing Your MBA, Part III appeared first on Clear Admit Blog. Read More
UC Berkeley Haas
The supplemental information that Haas requests is almost unchanged. The essays are different from last years. For #1 they returned to an essay question two years ago. And for #2, they give you a choice of prompts.
My tips are in blue below.
At Berkeley-Haas, we seek candidates from a broad range of cultures, backgrounds, ... Read More
The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University has posted the following MBA application deadlines for the 2015-2016 admissions season.
Round 1 Application deadline: October 1, 2015 Decision notification: December 15, 2015
Round 2 Application deadline: November 17, 2015 Decision notification: February 15, 2016
Round 3 Application deadline: ... 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
Following up on the announcement of this year’s T […]
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The business school admissions committee at Cornell Uni […]
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Following up on our post with the 2015-2016 Indian Scho […]
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We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new and e […]
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London Business School has posted the MBA application deadlines for the 2015-2016 admissions season.
Stage 1 Application deadline: September 25, 2015 Interview decision: October 21, 2015 Admission decision: December 2, 2015
Stage 2 Application deadline: January 5, 2016 Interview decision: February 3, 2016 Admission decision: March 23, 2016
Stage ... Read More
Make sure you’re answering the exact question asked.
What is an admission committee’s message, intent, behind limiting an “essay” answer to 100, 200, or 300 characters? Just the facts, please. In fact, just the key facts.
No adornment, no backstory, no extended rationale.
Columbia Business School has had such a goals question for a few years, ... Read More
OK. I get this question all the time.
And it’s an important one. When it comes to the app, you’ve got a few essential components, and the recommendations are one of them.
So. How much should you help with your recommendations?
There are two fundamental levels to this.
The first is moral.
I can highly recommend ... 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
In this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we’ve r […]
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We had the distinct pleasure of speaking recently with […]
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In September 2014, Kellogg “rebranded” itself and adopted a more concrete (and in my opinion better) mission statement: “Inspiring growth.” The video below explores and clarifies this mission as well as the values Kellogg holds dear. I highly recommend that you watch it to grasp Kellogg’s fundamental principles.
A ... Read More
What do sports and graduate admissions test have in common? More than you’ve ever imagined.
Have a GMAT or GRE coming up? Listen to our talk with Brett Ethridge, founder and CEO of Dominate the GMAT and Dominate the GRE for invaluable test prep insights and advice – – and a healthy dosage of sports allegories.
00:02:45 – How Brett ... Read More
Round one application deadlines are less than two months away at most top MBA programs, and that means many candidates are currently hustling to put together an application package that will make a powerful impression on the admissions committee at their dream school.
If Harvard Business School is on your shortlist, take a look at two new articles ... Read More
The London Business School admissions committee has upd […]
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Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business has updated the two required essay questions for the 2015-2016 MBA application season.
Essay 1 (Maximum 300 words) Describe a defining moment in your life. How has it shaped you professionally?
Essay 2 (Maximum 300 words) Based on your research and interactions, describe how ... 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
Business school is a major investment — both in t […]
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Chicago Booth School of Business is consistently rated in the top echelon of MBA programs in the United States and is known for a strong intellectual community. This application is designed to evaluate candidates on their ability to handle the Chicago curriculum, contribute to the community, and grow in their careers. This year Chicago has asked an ... Read More
The b-school admissions committee at Carnegie Mellon Un […]
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This post has been republished in its entirety from its […]
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This interview is the latest in an Accepted.com blog series featuring interviews with current MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. And now for a follow up interview with Tim Eisenman, who just completed the MBA program at Stanford GSB. We first met Tim last year – you can read our first interview with him ... Read More
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This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com While most business school applicants might readily accept the need to spend weeks or months on test prep and MBA essays, many wrongly assume they can simply tweak their current professional resumes and hit submit along with the rest of the required data forms.
In ... 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
The rules for GMAT Sentence Correction problems seem fa […]
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Following up on the release of the University of Chicag […]
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As a reflection of the growing importance of entreprene […]
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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
Although most Round 1 applications aren’t due until the fall, it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about who’s going to support you as you pull together your materials. Your recommenders in particular will play a critical role in the process. So how do you ensure you ask the right people to write letters on your behalf?
The majority ... 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
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