Applicant Stories Articles

  • A Naval Aviator’s Perspective on Applying to B-School

    A Naval Aviator’s Perspective on Applying to B-School

    by on November 18th, 2014

    All military veterans face unique challenges in the decision to apply to and attend business school. Eric did a great job of outlining the process and timeline here that applies to vets in general (see here, here, and … Read More

  • Student Post: ‘The GMAT Is a Test of Nerves.’

    Student Post: ‘The GMAT Is a Test of Nerves.’

    by on November 17th, 2014

    This week, we hear from Sheriar about what he did to prepare for the GMAT. Thanks for the advice, Sheriar!  About Me: Hello, my name is Sheriar Irani. I am a Merchant Naval Officer from Mumbai. I studied Nautical … Read More

  • Overcoming Challenges to Pursue an MBA

    Overcoming Challenges to Pursue an MBA

    by on November 14th, 2014

    Dream career: A role that will help me empower people and communities to dream and achieve. Why Business School? I wanted to equip myself with more skills, exposure and training to reach my full potential. Best GMAT … Read More

  • Invited to Interview at MIT and Tuck

    Invited to Interview at MIT and Tuck

    by on November 12th, 2014

    Yesterday I received two e-mails saying I was invited to interview at both MIT and Tuck. It was a very exciting moment, since it meant I am one step closer to the goal of getting admitted and it is also encouraging that … Read More

  • “My Career Lacks a Clear Trajectory!”

    “My Career Lacks a Clear Trajectory!”

    by on November 8th, 2014

    “My Career Doesn’t Have a Clear Trajectory!” It’s a question I hear all the time. Many of the people I’ve helped with business school applications over the years ask it almost in a whisper, like it’s a dirty … Read More

  • TheEngineerMBA: Interview at HBS & Brief MIT Visit

    TheEngineerMBA: Interview at HBS & Brief MIT Visit

    by on November 7th, 2014

    Alright, Boston/MIT visit and HBS interview debrief time. Arriving in Boston I arrived in Boston for the first time in my life this past Saturday night at around 11:30 PM and didn’t get to my AirBnb rented room in … Read More

  • My Interview with Kellogg

    My Interview with Kellogg

    by on November 6th, 2014

    Hey everyone, today I will be reviewing my interview with Kellogg. As many of you already know, I applied to only Tuck last year, as I loved the school. I was subsequently put on the wait list (until August). I am … Read More

  • TheEngineerMBA Update: Still No Word from MIT or Stanford

    TheEngineerMBA Update: Still No Word from MIT or Stanford

    by on November 5th, 2014

    Hi guys, just checking in with business school application progress. I am preparing to head out to Boston this weekend for my Harvard campus visit and interview Monday (I have not done any interview preparation … Read More

  • Differentiate Yourself: 5 Tips to Succeed as an Indian Applicant

    Differentiate Yourself: 5 Tips to Succeed as an Indian Applicant

    by on November 3rd, 2014

    Let’s face it. If you are an Indian applicant to the top MBA programs, you don’t have it easy. The already daunting statistics of acceptance rates get even more brutal if you are an Indian candidate. There’s no … Read More

  • My Interview with Tuck

    My Interview with Tuck

    by on October 29th, 2014

    Hey everyone, today I will be reviewing my interview with Tuck. As many of you already know, I applied to only Tuck last year, as I loved the school. I was subsequently put on the wait list (until August). Last year was … Read More

  • Round 1: It Is Time to Wait

    Round 1: It Is Time to Wait

    by on October 27th, 2014

    I know  I know… It’s been long enough. Truth is, I have just finished my R1 applications. Tuck, MIT, Duke and NYU are done and now it is time to wait and let admissions teams work. This might be the hardest … Read More

  • My MBA Journey So Far (Part 3)

    My MBA Journey So Far (Part 3)

    by on October 25th, 2014

    NOTE: This is Part 3 in a series that summarizes my journey. You can find Part 1 here. You can find Part 2 here. 61 Posts and counting . . . Thank you so much to all my readers! GrantMeAdmission has had a lot of success, … Read More

  • MBA Interview Prep and Tips

    MBA Interview Prep and Tips

    by on October 24th, 2014

    Hey everyone, today’s post focuses on the interview process. As I get ready for interviews at Kellogg and Tuck (and TheEngineerMBA ramps up for his HBS interview), I collaborated with Critical Square to answer some key … Read More

  • How to Have a KILLER MBA Interview!

    How to Have a KILLER MBA Interview!

    by on October 23rd, 2014

    Hey everyone, today’s post focuses on the interview process. As I get ready for interviews at Kellogg and Tuck (and TheEngineerMBA ramps up for his HBS interview), I am reviewing how I prepare for interviews. I have … Read More