Applicant Stories Articles

  • Why Is an MBA Important to an Aspiring Entrepreneur?

    Why Is an MBA Important to an Aspiring Entrepreneur?

    by on April 14th, 2014

    I am a Consortium Fellow at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. I was born and raised in the Washington, DC area and I graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2006 with a BS in Biomedical … Read More

  • Retaking the GMAT Exam

    Retaking the GMAT Exam

    by on April 12th, 2014

    I am a Consortium Fellow at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. I was born and raised in the Washington, DC area and I graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2006 with a BS in Biomedical … Read More

  • Surviving the MBA Admissions Process

    Surviving the MBA Admissions Process

    by on April 11th, 2014

    My name is Richard Battle-Baxter and I’m a second-year MBA student at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. I grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University in 2004 with a BA … Read More

  • It’s Never Too Soon to Prepare for Your MBA

    It’s Never Too Soon to Prepare for Your MBA

    by on April 10th, 2014

    Submitted by Cacilda Teixeira, Forté Fellow and MBA Candidate 2015, University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler Business School). You’ve decided to take a big leap and apply to business school, and you’re … Read More

  • My Top 20 Favorite Tips for New MBA Students

    My Top 20 Favorite Tips for New MBA Students

    by on April 9th, 2014

    I recently came across a really great blog post from a former student at UCLA Anderson. He looked back on his time at b-school and compiled 108 tips for new MBA students. Some of the tips were common sense, some were … Read More

  • The Lowdown on My Kellogg Admissions Interview

    The Lowdown on My Kellogg Admissions Interview

    by on April 8th, 2014

    This has been an interesting interview trip. From the hour long flight delay due to “lavatory issues” (I don’t even want to know), to my pen exploding on me mid-flight, to my long midnight train ride from O’Hare … Read More

  • 10 Ways You Know You’re a B-School Applicant, Buzzfeed-Style

    10 Ways You Know You’re a B-School Applicant, Buzzfeed-Style

    by on April 6th, 2014

    1. You simultaneously cannot survive with or without an MBA forum. 2. You suddenly start meeting so many awesome people with so many different backgrounds that you create a stalker-ish list in Excel to keep track of … Read More

  • Admitted to HBS. What to Do Next?

    Admitted to HBS. What to Do Next?

    by on April 4th, 2014

    Being admitted to HBS, you may now be flooded with congratulatory emails from the admission office, colleagues, friends and family. Through these contacts and conversations, the realization hits—you are going to HBS! … Read More

  • I Got Into INSEAD, and Here’s How…

    I Got Into INSEAD, and Here’s How…

    by on April 2nd, 2014

    See this? This is us when we got news from our pal Jim (not his real name) that he had gotten into INSEAD. Not that we were surprised. Homeboy worked HARD on his apps and he had some KILLER essays. But when it comes to … Read More

  • Dear HBS Applicants

    Dear HBS Applicants

    by on April 1st, 2014

    A few days ago the HBS admission board released its decision on the second round of applications. Meanwhile, I have been receiving a multitude of email from this year’s applicants scattered all over the world. The bulk … Read More

  • Great Options Before You Start Your MBA

    Great Options Before You Start Your MBA

    by on March 27th, 2014

    Submitted by Georgiana Paula Avram, Forté Fellow & MBA Candidate, Class of 2015, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Applying to business school is a complex and time consuming process. Nobody wants to … Read More

  • Through the Eyes of B-School Alumni: Degree ROI & Career Journey

    Through the Eyes of B-School Alumni: Degree ROI & Career Journey

    by on March 25th, 2014

    Advice that you’ll find nearly everywhere on mba.com is that talking with business school alumni is an invaluable way to gain meaningful insights about the b-school experience. We’ve given you a head start this … Read More

  • What a Year So Far!

    What a Year So Far!

    by on March 22nd, 2014

    My only posts so far this year have been about my trip to India. I have been very quiet since then because I was not sure what to talk about. I had originally started this blog to talk about my work and travel … Read More

  • Admitted to Ross [and Waitlist #3]

    Admitted to Ross [and Waitlist #3]

    by on March 21st, 2014

    So … although I’ve already put my deposit down at Johnson, the timing of everything is staggered and I’ve still been receiving news from other schools in the meanwhile. A couple days ago, I found out that I was … Read More