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Did you miss the MBA Round 1 deadline for Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB and Wharton?

by on Sep 22, 2020

Every year, we hear from well-intentioned MBA candidates hoping to submit their applications in time for round 1 deadlines that fell short of this objective. There are numerous reasons for [...]

Career Change During a Pandemic

by on Sep 21, 2020

For many people, the start of a new decade had sparked the desire to explore new career paths in 2020. Then, the coronavirus pandemic struck. Suddenly, we were sheltering in [...]

There ARE Dumb Questions: Pitfalls to Avoid in Your MBA Interview

by on Sep 18, 2020

Updated 9.17.20 After interviewing countless MBA hopefuls for Kellogg, I can solve the apparent mystery of whether the questions you ask the interviewer matter – they do! Why? The questions [...]

Berkeley Haas, UVA Darden, Michigan Ross, USC Marshall & Texas McCombs Admit with $70K Scholarship

by on Sep 16, 2020

Some of the most frequent questions I get from applicants are: What does a successful candidate profile look like or how did X get accepted into so many schools? Naturally, [...]

How to Tackle Kellogg’s Video Essays

by on Sep 15, 2020

With Kellogg’s Round 1 deadline quickly approaching, my admissions consulting clients have been asking how best to prepare for and tackle Kellogg’s video essays. For context, let’s think about what [...]

COVID-19 and the MBA Job Market

by on Sep 14, 2020

New graduates everywhere have had to adapt to a shockingly changed employment landscape in 2020. Almost immediately after the coronavirus pandemic hit, we started to see its negative impact on [...]

Kellogg 2020-2021 MBA Application Essay Analysis

by on Sep 8, 2020

Once again, Kellogg School of Management asks applicants to answer two essay questions. This year, Kellogg is minimizing changes and keeping both essays the same as the previous application cycle. [...]

Investment Banking MBA Career Path

by on Sep 7, 2020

Many professionals with their eyes on an investment banking MBA career path know that a degree from an elite business school can help them achieve that goal. After all, the [...]

MIT Sloan 2020-2021 MBA Application Tips

by on Sep 3, 2020

This year, the MIT Sloan School of Management MBA application remains the same as the previous cycle. Again, the school requests that applicants submit a cover letter, organizational chart and [...]

GMAT and EA Online Experience

by on Sep 1, 2020

Since March, the GMAC have been searching for the best possible solution to combat the closure of testing centers. From virtual proctors to the infamous online whiteboards, the online GMAT [...]

9 Tips for LGBTQ+ MBA Applicants Applying to Business School

by on Aug 31, 2020

We’re on a mission to help all of the MBA applicants we work with shine their brightest when applying to business school. Bonus points if you’re able to enjoy the [...]

Harvard Business School, Wharton, Chicago Booth; Yale SOM Admit With $244K Scholarship

by on Aug 25, 2020

Some of the most frequent questions I get from applicants are: what does a successful candidate profile look like or how did X get accepted into so many schools? Naturally, [...]

STAR Method for MBA Essay Writing

by on Aug 24, 2020

Have you heard of the STAR interview technique? It’s when an interviewer asks you a behavioral question (which usually begins, “Tell me about a time when you…”), and you respond [...]

6-Step Approach for GMAT Sentence Correction Questions [video]

by on Aug 21, 2020

In order to obfuscate grammatical errors, the GMAT will often hide simple mistakes within long, convoluted sentences. Manhattan Review has used our years of experience preparing students for the GMAT [...]

Interview with Columbia Business School Associate Director of Admissions, Nicole Shay

by on Aug 18, 2020

Personal MBA Coach interviewed Nicole Shay, Associate Director, Admissions, at Columbia Business School to get an insider’s look at what is new at Columbia, what makes Columbia unique and how [...]

INSEAD Grad Has Thoughts on the MBA in a Time of Crisis

by on Aug 17, 2020

Many prospective MBA applicants wonder how COVID-19 might affect the timing of their business school plans. While the world has never seen anything on the level of this pandemic, we [...]

How to Maximize Your Chance for an MBA Scholarship

by on Aug 11, 2020

It is no surprise that COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the global economy. While many MBA applicants (correctly) believe that NOW is a great time to leave the workforce and [...]

Wharton MBA Essay Tips 2020-2021

by on Aug 10, 2020

This year's Wharton MBA Essay tips will help you prepare your best Wharton application. The Wharton School seeks to understand who you are and what motivates you in this set [...]

5 Common MBA Application Misconceptions

by on Aug 7, 2020

Over the past 13 years, Personal MBA Coach has heard countless “myths” from MBA hopefuls. While there are many misconceptions about the MBA application process (do not miss our upcoming [...]

Personal MBA Coach Interview with Diana Economy, Director of Full-Time Admissions at Michigan Ross

by on Aug 4, 2020

Last week, Personal MBA Coach founder, Scott Edinburgh, sat down virtually with Diana Economy, Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions at University of Michigan Ross, to discuss the Michigan Ross experience [...]

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