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  • Our Five Faves

    by EssaySnark on October 30, 2014

    As an observer of this industry, we have developed strong opinions about “the best” schools and today we’re going to share with you a short list of our current favorite MBA programs – or maybe this is a list of our current favorite MBA adcoms.

    You already know that we think rankings are a joke and anyway, the rankings data is ... Read More

  • Getting into law school is an exciting time as you are embarking upon your long journey to becoming an attorney. However, law school can be quite expensive. Given the high cost of tuition, current and incoming law students should take thoughtful measures to manage or lower the cost of their education. Don’t make the mistake of jumping into hundreds ... Read More

  • This used to be advice that was never needed. Everyone knew that this is what you should be doing. You get an interview? You wear a suit. That was the case whether you were interviewing on Wall Street or at UCLA or at a tech firm – whether it was a job interview or an…

    While much of the blahg is available completely for free, the content ... Read More

  • Whether you’re just getting started with your MBA applications, or are adding the final touches before the upcoming deadlines, we’d like you to be aware of some common mistakes that many applicants make when applying to b-schools. It’s easy to get so wrapped up with what you want to communicate that you might not be aware of simple oversights ... Read More

  • Tips to Prepare for the Wharton MBA Team Based Discussion A few thousand candidates submitted their Wharton applications for the Class of 2017 just a few weeks ago. As Wharton is about to release interview invites for Round 1 applicants (on October 31), it’s worth thinking about how Wharton’s group interview format differs from the traditional ... Read More

  • The following post was prepared by Kim Carter, a senior admissions consultant with The MBA Exchange. Kim earned her MBA at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan on a full-tuition merit-based fellowship.    You have decided to attend business school. Maybe you need the degree to progress in your current career, or maybe ... Read More

  • So, you have decided you want to go to business school and you think it is the right place for you? Like any other graduate school, applying to business schools is a long and rigorous process. It’s almost like going back to your college application. However, this time, it comes with the additional requirements of your undergraduate GPA, Graduate Management ... Read More

  • Are you curious about where to find the top jobs and salaries across the globe after business school? QS Top MBA recently released its annual MBA employers survey, which, with 5,669 respondents worldwide contributing to this year’s report, makes it the most comprehensive global review of hiring and salary trends available.

    Key Recruiting Trends in ... Read More

  • Years ago, a favorite essay question among many of the top bschools was to ask you about an ethical dilemma you’ve faced. That type of question still can come up in interviews. What we’ve got today is not so much an ethical dilemma as a relationship dilemma.

    It’s about applying to bschool with a partner. We’ve discussed the ... Read More

  • Whether you are just beginning to think about business school or you have already started your MBA application, there are certain best practices to follow in order to present the strongest application possible. This MBA application guide from Kenan-Flagler’s online MBA program provides MBA application tips to help you through each step of the admissions ... Read More

  • Around the world, hundreds of thousands of students dream of attending an Ivy League school. The name itself is connotes worldly prestige and excellence in the field of education. In fact, all eight schools are ranked in the Top 20 of U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 National University Rankings. Parents and students around the world obsess over ... Read More

  • So you want to go to medical school? Whether you just arrived on your undergraduate campus as a freshman or you are mid year senior year when you decide you want to go to medical school – you need a plan. It is definitely never too early, nor too late, to make a plan. For students who are sure they want to go directly to medical school after their ... Read More

  • Last week, MIT Sloan started inviting candidates to participate in its Behavioral Event-Based Interviews (BEI). As often in the past, the school will be inviting candidates on a rolling basis. In the US, it started with West Coast candidates but will be extending invites to candidates located in other regions over the next few weeks. For example, ... Read More

  • You could wear this on your blue blazer

    Some of the best admissions advisers are those who have gone through the process recently, and I think that one of the posters over at Wall Street Oasis, has been incredibly helpful in his musings about getting into Harvard Business School.  His posts and his responses are incredibly thoughtful, and I suggest ... Read More

  • In my first post, I explained that, contrary to popular belief, you can actually prepare and study for the LSAT, and you can do so by learning the logic that underlies the exam.  In this post, I want to emphasize and explain that your preparation must involve using actual LSAT exams.  Preparation with actual exams will help you gain familiarity with ... 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