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MBA Planning Week 2: Enhancing Your Extracurricular Profile

by on Jan 19, 2021

Planning to apply to business school in 2021 (or beyond)? Get started now with Personal MBA Coach’s 2021 MBA Planning tips. Check out week 2 today: Enhancing Your Extracurricular Profile [...]

Networking During a Pandemic

by on Jan 18, 2021

Even if the pandemic hasn’t put your job in jeopardy, growing your professional network is still a vital activity right now. But what’s the best way to go about networking [...]

The Rise in Deferral MBA Programs

by on Jan 15, 2021

An increasing number of top business schools are offering deferral MBA programs to which current undergraduate students apply during their senior year. In most cases, students will work for a [...]

MIT Sloan Cover Letter Advice: Maximizing 300 Words

by on Jan 12, 2021

If you’re working towards submitting a Round 2 application to MIT Sloan’s MBA Program, you’ve likely given thought to what you want to express in the required 300-word Cover Letter [...]

Standardized Tests for Business School

by on Jan 11, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the business school admissions process in the spring. With lockdowns in place and testing centers closed, completing those standardized tests for business school became impossible. Therefore, [...]

MBA Planning Week 1: Make Your Career Work Harder For You

by on Jan 8, 2021

Eat healthier. Exercise more. Get organized. These may be some of the new year’s resolutions you had in mind. But for those of you hoping to apply to business school [...]

Start the New Year Right! Do These Five Things to Get a Leg up on Your MBA Applications

by on Jan 7, 2021

Goodbye 2020 and hello 2021! While it seems every New Year comes with a sense of optimism and hope for the future, this year takes that sentiment to the extreme. [...]

Last-Minute Tips for Round 2 Applicants

by on Jan 6, 2021

The first Round 2 MBA deadlines are upon us. Are you ready for some last-minute time management tips? Even if you’re not a list person, it’s time to become one—at [...]

How to Write a Great Career Goals Essay

by on Jan 4, 2021

Almost every MBA application has a career goals essay, yet many candidates struggle with this question. They know they want an MBA. But they haven't defined their goals or how [...]

Accepted to Multiple Schools? Let Personal MBA Coach Help You Choose the Ideal Program

by on Dec 29, 2020

This year, many of our clients are fortunate to have gotten accepted to multiple top business schools. If you are in the position of choosing between multiple MBA programs, congratulations! [...]

B-Schooled Episode #29: Why an MBA?

by on Dec 28, 2020

In this episode, we cover why it’s so important to clearly convey the reasons you are pursuing business school. What will an MBA help you achieve that you couldn’t otherwise [...]

Insights from MBA Students on Campus…a Dose of Hope to Close Out 2020

by on Dec 24, 2020

  As the first semester of ‘business school in a pandemic’ comes to a close, we reached out to our past clients who are currently on campus to see what [...]

Personal MBA Coach's MBA Application Checklist

by on Dec 22, 2020

  With less than three weeks left until MBA application deadlines, it is time to make your list and check it twice. While most checklists will merely cover the basics, [...]

Stanford-Backed Advice for Non-Native Speakers

by on Dec 21, 2020

Have you ever felt clueless in a conversation with native English speakers? Maybe they used idioms you haven’t heard before or slang expressions that make no sense whatsoever. Even if [...]

10 Dos and Don’ts for Getting off the MBA Waitlist

by on Dec 17, 2020

Updated 12.14.20 So, you’re on the waitlist for your dream school? It wasn’t the decision you were hoping for, but the good news is that you’re still in the running. [...]

Can I Really Finish My Applications in Time?

by on Dec 15, 2020

It is hard to believe that December is upon us and the first round 2 application deadline is just under four weeks away (see deadline summary below). While this holiday [...]

The MBA School Selection Process

by on Dec 14, 2020

The school selection process is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when considering an MBA degree. Whether you aim for Round 2 (or 3) this season or are [...]

Tackling the MBA Application Reapplicant Essay

by on Dec 11, 2020

Rejected from your dream business school? While rejection can be discouraging, do not give up: Personal MBA Coach successfully guides reapplicants every year. And do not worry – even though [...]

Applying to or Considering a Part Time MBA Program? Read This First

by on Dec 10, 2020

Peruse any of the MBA admissions sites or forums and you’ll find that most of the dialogue is geared towards full time programs. While much of the advice translates to [...]

Breaking Down 5 MBA Admissions Myths

by on Dec 8, 2020

Business school hopefuls, particularly those targeting elite programs, often fall prey to certain admissions myths circulating the interwebs. Today, we're going to do a little myth-busting of five common misconceptions [...]

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