Applicant Stories Articles

  • My Thoughts on the 5 Applications (HBS, Yale, Kellogg, Wharton, Tuck)

    My Thoughts on the 5 Applications (HBS, Yale, Kellogg, Wharton, Tuck)

    by on October 20th, 2014

    Hello everyone, today’s post focuses on the five applications that I completed. These are solely my opinions, but hopefully they can help some R2ers and R3ers out there. Also I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on any … Read More

  • GMAT Student Post: Keep Working on Your Strengths!

    GMAT Student Post: Keep Working on Your Strengths!

    by on October 19th, 2014

    Hear from a Yale grad about his experience with the GMAT. Thanks for sharing, Brendan! About Me: My name is Brendan and I’m an Electrical Engineering Major from Yale University (2010). I have been a submarine officer … Read More

  • TheEngineerMBA: HBS Invitation!

    TheEngineerMBA: HBS Invitation!

    by on October 18th, 2014

    TheEngineerMBA is back, after a few months of scrambling between B-school applications, frequent travel at work, and working on personal development projects. In this blog post, I’d like to update everyone on where I … Read More

  • MBA Journey Update!

    MBA Journey Update!

    by on October 17th, 2014

    Hello everyone, short post today to update you on my applications. We are sorry . . . So I ended up getting the “ding” at HBS today. I knew HBS was going to be a longshot for me, especially with the 710 GMAT. While I … Read More

  • 6 Lessons Learned While Writing My Application

    6 Lessons Learned While Writing My Application

    by on October 15th, 2014

    I’m BACK!!! Sorry for my hiatus everyone. I just got done with 5 weeks of 5 applications. I wanted to hit on some initial thoughts I’ve had on the last few weeks, and then dive deeper into the application process … Read More

  • What I Wrote About in My Round One Essays This Year

    What I Wrote About in My Round One Essays This Year

    by on October 9th, 2014

    One of my biggest stumbling blocks last year was “What do I write my essays about?” Fortunately, a lot of that up-front work was already taken care of for me and made the process easier this time around. I thought it … Read More

  • How to Pick the Right MBA Program for You

    How to Pick the Right MBA Program for You

    by on October 8th, 2014

    “I’m a US Army veteran, co-founder of UniteUS.com, and a serial entrepreneur. I’m a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where I played football. After West Point I was … Read More

  • GMAT Student Post: “Don’t Be Tempted to Skip Ahead to the Difficult Stuff.”

    GMAT Student Post: “Don’t Be Tempted to Skip Ahead to the Difficult Stuff.”

    by on October 5th, 2014

    This week, Hussam tells us about his experience with the GMAT (he took it twice!). He also offers some great advice for other takers. Thanks, Hassam! About Me: I’m originally from Amman, Jordan, but grew up in Iowa … Read More

  • The 7 Biggest Mistakes That Got Me Four Dings

    The 7 Biggest Mistakes That Got Me Four Dings

    by on October 2nd, 2014

    I was humbled last year. I applied to all the big names: Harvard Business School, Stanford, Wharton, MIT Sloan, and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. The result: I was dinged by every single school except … Read More

  • 3 Steps to Choosing the Right B-School for You

    3 Steps to Choosing the Right B-School for You

    by on October 1st, 2014

    My name is Akshay Chugh and I am a member of INSEAD’s MBA Class of 2015. I currently live in Mumbai, India, but have lived in the US for nine years, having completed high school and college there. I graduated with a … Read More

  • GMAT Student Post: A Unique Flashcard Study Method

    GMAT Student Post: A Unique Flashcard Study Method

    by on September 22nd, 2014

    This week, meet Claire, a Canadian native. You’ll want to hear about the flashcard technique she used to raise her score by 20 points on test day! Way to go, Claire! About me: I’m from Toronto and I majored in … Read More

  • GMAT Student Post: Practicing With a Timer is Everything

    GMAT Student Post: Practicing With a Timer is Everything

    by on September 21st, 2014

    This week, we’re hearing from John. He only had two and a half weeks to study for the GMAT, but was able to bring his math score up by 12 points! Learn what advice he has for you. About me: I’m from Birmingham, AL … Read More

  • My Retake Story: How I Improved My GMAT Score

    My Retake Story: How I Improved My GMAT Score

    by on September 16th, 2014

    Dream career: Hedge Fund Manager Why Business School? Achieving an MBA will set you apart from your competition in the work force, help you develop professionally, and give you the credentials for advancement to upper … Read More

  • Hugo vs. GMAT: From 710 to 760

    Hugo vs. GMAT: From 710 to 760

    by on September 10th, 2014

    Yes!!!! Yesterday I took the GMAT for the second time and I nailed it! Okay, not nailed, but you understand what I mean. The exam This time I had reserved and afternoon spot, in case I needed to catch some sleep in the … Read More