Applicant Stories Articles

  • 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

  • TheEngineerMBA: How I Wrote the Essay that Got Me an HBS Interview

    TheEngineerMBA: How I Wrote the Essay that Got Me an HBS Interview

    by on October 21st, 2014

    I applied to a total of 6 schools, and I did all my essay writing and sharing management through Google Drive/Docs. One of the great things about GD as a document management platform is that it will automatically perform … Read More

  • 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