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Successful Reapplicant to Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB

by Stacy Blackman on March 18, 2019

After being rejected by six top schools, Ed Redden reapplied the following year and won acceptances to both Harvard and Stanford’s MBA programs. Everyone hates rejection, [...]


Tips for Picking Great MBA Recommenders

by Stacy Blackman on March 11, 2019

Although Round 1 applications aren’t due until the fall, it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about who’s going to support you as you [...]


“Lead” vs. “Led” and Not Overusing Techniques in Your Application Essays

by mbaMission on March 8, 2019

A common mistake we see in our clients’ MBA application essays is the misuse of the verb “lead.” A deeply entrenched and widespread misunderstanding seems [...]


The Wharton School 2018-2019 MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on March 4, 2019

The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania has updated the second essay question in this set of essays this year. Wharton is seeking to understand [...]


Northwestern Kellogg 2018-2019 MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on February 18, 2019

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management is a close-knit community that values a diverse community and philanthropy. As Melissa Rapp, Kellogg’s Director of MBA Admissions, [...]


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 [...]


Wharton Team-Based Discussion 2019: What to Expect and How to Prepare

by mbaMission on February 12, 2019

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania sent out Round 2 interview invitations on February 7, and once again, the school is using its [...]


Chicago Booth 2018-2019 MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on February 11, 2019

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is consistently rated in the top echelon of MBA programs in the United States and is known [...]


Tips from Inside the HBS Interview Experience

by mbaMission on February 6, 2019

Devi Vallabhaneni, an HBS graduate and former HBS MBA interviewer, is now mbaMission’s HBS Interviewer in Residence, conducting HBS Intensive Interview Simulation Congrats—you received an invitation to [...]


Decide Which MBA Application to Start With First

by Stacy Blackman on February 5, 2019

While not all Class of 2021 MBA applications have gone live yet, many have — and most programs have posted their essay questions so that [...]


5 Tips For Acing The MBA Interview

by Personal MBA Coach on February 1, 2019

With interview invitations beginning to roll out, it is time to ensure you are ready for this important final stage in the application process. First, [...]


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 [...]


UT McCombs School Fall 2019 MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman on January 29, 2019

The UT McCombs School of Business is a globally recognized MBA program, located in Austin, Texas, a center of technology and business for the region. [...]


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 [...]


What Does the MBA Admissions Committee Really Want

by Stacy Blackman on January 15, 2019

When you’re hard at work on your MBA applications, it’s easy to get caught up in what sounds great to you, or what seems impressive [...]