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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 [...]

January 2019 Event Roundup

by mbaMission on January 10, 2019

Are you applying to business school this year? If so, you can enroll in one of our free business school workshops, which are offered both [...]

Is There a ‘Right’ Age for Business School?

by Stacy Blackman on December 31, 2018

The profile of the typical business school applicant has changed significantly over the past decade. Once upon a time, few would contemplate applying without first [...]

MBA and Social Entrepreneurship

by Stacy Blackman on December 24, 2018

The notion of using a management degree to do good while doing well has grown in popularity on today’s business school campuses, where an ever-increasing [...]

How to Introduce Without an Introduction and Own Your Story in MBA Application Essays

by mbaMission on December 20, 2018

Most high school students in the United States are taught to write essays that have a formal introduction, a body that supports that introduction, and [...]

Leverage your Banking Resume to get an MBA at Harvard, Wharton or Stanford

by Stacy Blackman on December 18, 2018

The strong work ethic associated with investment bankers and money managers and the prestige that comes with working for a big brand are attributes that [...]

Deciding How Many Business Schools to Target and Choosing a “Safe” School

by mbaMission on December 13, 2018

When candidates consider their strategies for applying to MBA programs, many have a logical question in mind: To how many business schools should I apply? The answer, [...]

Will Lack of Community Service Doom Your MBA Candidacy?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on December 4, 2018

If you’re applying to business schools in Round 1, the process of pulling your materials together will consume much of your life in the coming [...]

Four Tips for Committing to Yale SOM

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on December 3, 2018

Yale SOM wants to know who you are beyond the application, what makes you tick and to what you are devoted. The best way to [...]

B-Schools Looking for More Than Just ‘Quant Jocks’

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on November 29, 2018

Many business school applicants worry that they don’t have a strong enough quantitative background to be accepted into a top program. If your entire career [...]

Turn a Critical Eye to Your Social Media Profile

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on November 27, 2018

Do you have a profile on any of the major social media platforms? Do you frequently tweet, upload pictures to Instagram or Flickr, or post [...]

Duke Fuqua 25 Random Things: Do’s and Don’ts

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on November 26, 2018

Not surprisingly, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business is asking for the same 25 random things again this year. Having read this essay for more than [...]

Tips on Writing the Columbia Business School Essay: Loving that New York Frame of Mind

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on November 22, 2018

  Like many of us, Columbia Business School just wants to be loved. For a successful candidate that means making it clear to CBS that it [...]

How To Shine in the Wharton Team Based Discussion

by Vantage Point on November 21, 2018

Over the last few weeks, many of our round 1 clients were invited to interview at Wharton through its famed Team Based Discussion (TBD). For [...]