Articles by Stratus Admissions Counseling

Business School Career Centers: Think Beyond the Numbers

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on May 14, 2019

Almost across the board, when current students and recent alumni complain about their business school, it is generally about career services. And while there are [...]


Business School Career Centers: Are They Still Necessary?

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on May 3, 2019

Changing company interest in MBAs, and a changing workforce, seems to make traditional career centers less and less relevant. In the past, a job search [...]


Tips for International Applicants to Top U.S. MBA Programs

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on April 11, 2019

International candidates submit more than half of MBA applications, yet the international student population across the top 20 US MBA programs is roughly 35%. Do [...]


MBA Preparation Spring Cleaning: Tips for April

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on April 1, 2019

Now that spring is here, time to do some cleaning up! Take a moment in-between dusting and vacuuming to organize your MBA applications as well. 1. [...]


Tips to Improve Your MBA Admissions Profile on LinkedIn

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on March 22, 2019

While you are waiting for R1 2019 applications to go live, this is an ideal time to review your social media presence in case one [...]


How to Overcome a Low GMAT

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on March 5, 2019

If the GMAT is just not your thing — as in your score is 30 or more points below the average GMAT for your desired [...]


Six Things to Do in March to Prepare for MBA Applications

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on February 26, 2019

Think back to when you applied to college or university. Six months before your applications were due your parents and guidance counselor were hounding you [...]


What to Do When You’re On an MBA Waitlist

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on February 15, 2019

Round 1 decisions came out and you are not in. Bummer. The good news is that you were NOT denied! Here are seven tips for [...]


Round 3: Four Things to Think About

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on February 8, 2019

Now that Round 2 MBA submission deadlines have passed, you may start wondering if a Round 3 application is worthwhile. Anyone who has read my blogs [...]


5 MBA Interview Tips

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on January 31, 2019

The first hurdle business school applicants have to cross is getting an interview. And at some schools that is nearly impossible. At Harvard Business School, for [...]


Should I Attend an MBA Fair?

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on January 24, 2019

Click here to learn more about Stratus Admissions Counseling’s products and services. As a prospective MBA applicant, you’re likely getting a lot of emails in [...]


Things to Keep in Mind for the 2018-2019 Kellogg Essays

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on January 17, 2019

I’ve been fortunate to have returned to Kellogg twice in the past 2 months, once for my 25th year Kellogg MBA reunion and once as [...]


Early Action/Decision and Rolling Admissions MBA Options

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on January 8, 2019

In the undergraduate admissions process, Early Action is a non-binding option for applicants to get an early notification of admissions, in contrast to Early Decision, [...]


What Are My Chances at Harvard Business School?

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on January 1, 2019

Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Wharton and other top business schools have become so competitive that none can be called a target anymore, even if [...]