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Harvard Business School Essay Analysis, 2019-2020

by mbaMission on May 17, 2019

  At last the 2019–2020 MBA admissions season has kicked off, with Harvard Business School (HBS) releasing (or shall we say rereleasing) its single application essay prompt. [...]


Use Social Media to Strengthen Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman on May 13, 2019

We’re going to tell you something you probably already know: if you’re applying to an MBA program this year, be careful about what you post [...]


MBA Success Story: From 24 Apps, 19 Dings to 1st in Class at Emory

by Stacy Blackman on May 6, 2019

“I wrote 24 applications over two years and was turned down nineteen times in a row before anyone said yes, and all said-and-done I received [...]


What Makes a Great MBA Resume?

by Stacy Blackman on April 22, 2019

First, the (kinda) bad news: it’s unlikely you’ll be able to use the current version of your resume for your business school applications. In fact, [...]


Should Your MBA Application Strategy Include ‘Safety’ Schools?

by Stacy Blackman on April 15, 2019

The term safety school gets thrown around quite a bit in MBA admissions, and it’s important for applicants to have a clear understanding of what that term [...]


Get All Your MBA Application Questions Answered in This Five-Part Online Event Series!

by mbaMission on April 12, 2019

Are you thinking of applying to business school this year? Perhaps you are just starting to prepare for the GMAT or GRE exam, or maybe [...]


Best MBA Essay Writing Strategies

by Stacy Blackman on April 2, 2019

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 [...]


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 [...]