Applicant Stories Articles

  • How Actual Applicants Are Applying in 2014

    How Actual Applicants Are Applying in 2014

    by on July 21st, 2014

    How hungry are you? Let’s examine how some applicants are already attaching their applications! MBA on My Mind: Road to Business School One of my personal favorites and currently top on my list! MoMM created an AMAZING … Read More

  • My 3 Biggest Mistakes While Studying for the GMAT

    My 3 Biggest Mistakes While Studying for the GMAT

    by on July 19th, 2014

    Last time I took the GMAT, I got a 710. As I study to take it again, I reflect on three mistakes I made last time while studying for the GMAT. When I first studied for the GMAT, I managed to log 150 hours in 10 weeks. … Read More

  • Which MBA Program Is Right for You?

    Which MBA Program Is Right for You?

    by on July 16th, 2014

    My name is Khalia Jenkins and I am a rising 2nd year MBA student at Clark Atlanta University with a concentration in Marketing. For my undergraduate degree, I attended the University of Cincinnati in my hometown of … Read More

  • What Should You Consider When Choosing a B-School?

    What Should You Consider When Choosing a B-School?

    by on July 15th, 2014

    My name is Khalia Jenkins and I am a rising 2nd year MBA student at Clark Atlanta University with a concentration in Marketing. For my undergraduate degree, I attended the University of Cincinnati in my hometown of … Read More

  • What I Wish I Knew When I Was Getting Ready to Apply to B-School

    What I Wish I Knew When I Was Getting Ready to Apply to B-School

    by on July 14th, 2014

    FULL DISCLOSURE: This post targets individuals that are thinking/planning on getting a FT MBA in two/three years. Over the last three weeks I have been approached, messaged and emailed by individuals that are … Read More

  • Reach for the Stars: Why I Am Choosing a Full-Time MBA

    Reach for the Stars: Why I Am Choosing a Full-Time MBA

    by on July 11th, 2014

     Why don’t you just get a part-time MBA? People LOVE asking that question. I have said the answer so many times, that I think I have it down to a science. Generally, I smile and reply that the ROI is not there for a … Read More

  • My Journey to 760 on the GMAT – Part 1

    My Journey to 760 on the GMAT – Part 1

    by on July 9th, 2014

    I am now on Week 4 of my crazy study mode. Right now I am following my plan to beat my 710 and trying my best to keep to my rigorous schedule. My hope is to get 150 hours of studying before I take the GMAT in late … Read More

  • I Am Changing My School Selection

    I Am Changing My School Selection

    by on July 4th, 2014

    So, I know, I know, I know … I said I was done picking schools … In my school selection post, I settled on 6 schools, which I then revisited in another post where I contemplated adding Kellogg based on my … Read More

  • First Experience Applying to B-School

    First Experience Applying to B-School

    by on July 3rd, 2014

    As opposed to a lot of my other MBA bloggers out there, I have actually applied to B-School before. I applied to Tuck’s EA Round for the Class of 2016 and was waitlisted in December. In fact, as of 5/20/14, I am still … Read More

  • 7 B-School Mistakes I Made Last Year

    7 B-School Mistakes I Made Last Year

    by on July 1st, 2014

    What did I do wrong? As I ramp up my efforts for applying to top MBA programs in 2014, I look back at my application season in 2013. I applied to one school (Tuck at Dartmouth) and was put on the waiting list for more … Read More

  • Admission Consultant: Yes or No?

    Admission Consultant: Yes or No?

    by on June 29th, 2014

    Just because you are a great player, doesn’t mean you will win a championship. Sometimes, you need a good coach too. One of the key items I contemplated this year was choosing a consultant. After researching many … Read More

  • My Plan to Retake My 710 GMAT

    My Plan to Retake My 710 GMAT

    by on June 28th, 2014

    “GrantMeAdmission you got a 710, and you are retaking the GMAT? What’s the Plan?!?!” I have a plan, and it’s definitely not for the faint of heart. “If you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, … Read More

  • A Crazy Day in the Life of an MBA Applicant

    A Crazy Day in the Life of an MBA Applicant

    by on June 27th, 2014

    What does a typical day look like in the life of an MBA applicant? I can’t speak for everyone, but here is a typical day for me! Before I get started, I want you to remember a time that you lost your breath. Maybe you … Read More

  • MBA Updates: Round 1 Is Underway

    MBA Updates: Round 1 Is Underway

    by on June 26th, 2014

    Last week I begun drafting my first essays (it was hard and painful, but beginnings are never easy), and so my application process officially started. Finally, I have decided that I will apply to four schools: Tuck, … Read More