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  • There seemed to be a trend hitting Snarkville last season, particularly in Round 2, where we had all these BSers writing in their essays to the top business schools about how “humble” they are. While we certainly appreciate that quality in a person – no really, despite the snark often coming from our direction, we…

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  • It’s hard to imagine what it might feel like to wake up on Christmas morning and see a brand new Lexus or Audi parked in the driveway, tied up in a giant red bow. Screaming, of course, would be a natural reaction. But the closest most of us ever come to this scenario is watching it unfold in television commercials.

    Those commercials capture the emotional ... Read More

  • Find Your Dream Job: A Mini-Guide Starting with High School by GraduationSource

    Many students graduate college with little to no idea about what they want to do. Like the admissions process, the job hunt process is growing increasingly competitive. And working a dead-end job where you feel more like a drone than a person is no way to really live your ... Read More

  • Free MBA Admissions Webinar 12/7/16 – Register Now! You don’t want the admissions committee at your top choice b-school to like you…you want them to LOVE you. Get the keys that will unlock their hearts when you attend Accepted’s upcoming webinar, 5 Ways to Make Top B-Schools Love You.

    In this one-hour webinar, Linda Abraham, CEO of Accepted, ... Read More

  • Stacey Eryn Chin, a recent graduate from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, headed off to work as a consultant for McKinsey in its San Francisco office. Prior to business school, Chin held roles that ranged from education and youth leadership development to venture philanthropy and social enterprise. “I loved the work I was doing before business ... Read More

  • It’s midnight. Your paper is due in eight hours. You stare at a blank document with no idea what to write. Anxiety only makes it worse. If only you could write something. In frustration, you bury your head on your desk. The first paragraph of a college essay, or any essay, is usually the most... Continue reading Read More

  • Knowing when to approximate is key to building confidence in GMAT math.

    While getting ready for the GMAT, you may need to devote some energy to re-learning math concepts for the Quantitative Reasoning and Integrated Reasoning sections. But no matter how much of a “math person” you are, one skill you MUST be comfortable with is estimation. A good ... Read More

  • Re-introduction

    by MBA Afterlife on December 6, 2016

    It’s quickly approaching two years since I last wrote anything on this blog. A lot has happened since then. When I last posted, I had just gotten back from spending time with family during the holidays and was entering my second quarter of my first year at UCLA Anderson. Classes, b-school social life, and internship recruiting were in full swing...Two ... Read More

  • Studying in a coffee shop is a trend that dates back to several decades and even today, getting together with your study partner or group to discuss your progress and do some studying is definitely something that is quite popular. Sipping on that perfect cup of coffee to get your brain cells working and the comfortable and warm atmosphere is definitely ... Read More

  • Nobody likes to get a business school rejection email. But as former Admissions Directors, neither did we enjoy sending “thank you but no thank you” letters or emails to aspiring MBA students. We were very mindful as to how much candidates had invested – time, heart, and soul – as well as the aspirations that were pinned on admission – and ... Read More

  • Who doesn’t love biting into a dark piece of heavenly sweetness once in a while? Chocolates are an indulgence for sure but to be honest, they are of a great benefit too. Loaded with antioxidants, a bite of chocolate on a regular basis can be of immense health benefits. brings to you 3 benefits of including chocolate in your diet (apart ... Read More

  • Top-notch MBA programs aren’t just about coursework; they’re about the entire experience. Classroom learning can only take you so far. Employers want more than good grades and lecture attendance. They want practical experience, and that’s why the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University recently held an MBA Student Government Leadership ... Read More

  • Sponsored Content

    “Every MBA is running; they’re either running from their last job, or they’re running toward their next job.” – Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business

    For the vast majority of MBA candidates, they’re running from their last job, and they know why they quit—they didn’t like their boss, salary, upward trajectory, ... Read More

  • In our last two posts (Part 1 and Part 2) we’ve covered overlaps between the GMAT and GRE for those students who find themselves in the situation of requiring both exams for dual degree programs.

    In this post, we’ll address how to dominate all things essays.

    First and foremost – this is not a creative writing exercise.

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  • We got this submitted the other day in our Request a Free Essay Review form thingie: Hey essaysnark, I am applying for multiple European and US schools as part of Round 2. Have been a regular reader of your blahg and simply love the candid, straight-forward style you use. I fall in what is called…

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  • Whether you are a first-year international student or first-semester senior, there is no way to avoid the arguably worst part of college: Finals Week. Here are the top 10 stages of Finals Week from a Finals Week veteran to a freshman like you: ONE: You go home or to a roommate’s house for Thanksgiving break and... Continue reading Read More

  • It’s Finals Week. (Give or take a week in either direction.) Or maybe you are taking those standardized SATs and ACTs, again, trying to boost your scores and make yourself a more attractive candidate to the college of your choice. Either way, we feel for you. And we are here for you. Be prepared.  If... Continue reading Read More

  • As November has transitioned to December we have now reached ‘decision season’ for R1 applicants. By the third week of December the majority of leading programs will have released MBA admissions decisions for candidates who applied during Round 1. INSEAD and London Business School were first out of the gate several days ago, and Chicago Booth is ... Read More

  • Hey America… sorry to bother you; it’s me… Canada, remember… your fun-loving friend up north.

    Heard you just wrote your GMAT, checked the news and are looking for a place to chill. Well, we just made it easier for you as an International Student. Don’t just take my word, check out a recent article from Canadian Business Magazine.

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    At ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, we understand that the return on your investment in a degree can’t be measured on a spreadsheet alone. It’s in the way your career progresses, the way you’re prepared for the challenges ahead and even in the example you set for your family.

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  • The other day we posted that question from a transitioning military officer who’s trying to figure out this career goals thing.

    Today we’re going to offer some additional thoughts specific to that contingent: Military candidates.

    If you have access privileges on your account to view our Military MBA content then you’ll see this material.

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  • Welcome to the Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools.

    This week more schools start releasing their final decisions for Round 1, including U. Chicago Booth. A few MBA programs, ... Read More

  • We’re excited to welcome Willie Kotas to our staff. A Kellogg MBA and Kellogg’s 2011 Alumni Volunteer of the Year, Willie has over 20 years of marketing experience and a deep understanding of the MBA admissions process.  He also represented Kellogg in Latin America for several years.

    He has lived and worked in 13 countries, and has visited 80 ... Read More

  • Whether you’re a foreigner or American, you’ve encountered some form of racial stereotyping or have witnessed it. You’ve either been a victim of it, or you’ve dished it. Racial stereotyping is a growing issue on college campuses in the U.S., as well as overseas. A key contributor is social platforms, like Yik Yak, and that ... Read More

  • The countdown to Round 2 MBA application deadlines is on… Harvard, Booth, Kellogg, Columbia, Tuck, Duke, and LBS are all waiting to hear from you by January 4, 2017. If you haven’t begun your application yet, you had better get started. At six months out you had the opportunity to carefully craft your profile, but at about six weeks it’s all about ... Read More

  • The following Emory / Goizueta MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant who was admitted. Congratulations to them!

    Had a pretty straight forward interview with no surprise questions and it turned into a conversation. General questions were as follows:

    • How would your co-workers describe you ... Read More

  • By Elana Goodwin on November 27, 2016

    This article is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, college roommates, sublets, part-time jobs, internships, tutors, and campus news.

    No matter if it’s your first presentation or your hundredth, it’s natural to have some nerves and anxiety before you stand up and make ... Read More

  • This summer, a group of girls in Grade 8 took part in an unusual protest in Maryland. When the girls — students at Urbana Middle School in Frederick County — walked into Urbana’s dining room in yellow, baggy T-shirts, everyone cheered. The yellow shirts were punishment for violating the school’s dress code.  But the girls... ... Read More

  • EXPARTUS MBA Admissions

    According to the results of Kaplan Test Prep’s annual survey of business school admissions officers, 92 percent of B-schools now let applicants choose between submitting GMAT or GRE scores.

    This number is up slightly from 90 percent in 2015. More significantly, it has skyrocketed from 24 percent ... Read More