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Tips from Inside the HBS Interview Experience
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 [...]
January 2019 Event Roundup
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 [...]
Deciding How Many Business Schools to Target and Choosing a “Safe” School
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?
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 [...]
How to Take Ownership of Your Post-MBA Goals and Show They Are Attainable
When admissions officers read your MBA application, they want to feel inspired by your personal statement; they want to know that you have a strong [...]
Next Year Starts Now: A New Webinar Series for 2019–2020 MBA Applicants!
Are you planning to apply to business school in 2019–2020? It is not too early to start preparing for your applications, and we can help! The [...]
Stanford Graduate School of Business Essay Analysis, 2018–2019
If we were to choose an MBA essay question that we felt could be considered iconic, it would certainly be the Stanford Graduate School of [...]
Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, Essay Analysis, 2018–2019
Last year, we noted that the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, seemed to have begun embracing the less-is-more movement with [...]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Sloan) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019
The MIT Sloan School of Management’s application essay prompts make for an unusual but comprehensive set! First, you will have to provide the program’s unique [...]
New York University (Stern) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019
New York University’s (NYU’s) Stern School of Business has simplified its application essays this season, dropping last year’s “Program Preferences” prompt, which asked candidates to [...]
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Essay Analysis, 2018–2019
Often spurned at the last minute for Harvard Business School (HBS), the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and, at times, Columbia Business School, the Wharton [...]
Harvard Business School Essay Analysis, 2018–2019
They say the early bird gets the worm. Almost one month earlier than last year, Harvard Business School (HBS) has released its application essay prompt. Maybe [...]
Developing Leadership Through Community Involvement
Young professionals are constantly reevaluating their goals. If one of your goals is to apply to business school and get an MBA, now is the [...]
MBA Rejected? Now What?
As interview invitations and decisions roll out, many candidates are not receiving the news they had hoped for. While this is no doubt disappointing, do [...]
2018 New Year’s MBA Resolutions: Building and Improving Your Extracurricular Profile
To give you a head start and keep you on track in the New Year, Personal MBA Coach has launched a 4-part series this January: Kick-Start Your [...]