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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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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, [...]


How to Take Ownership of Your Post-MBA Goals and Show They Are Attainable

by mbaMission on November 21, 2018

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!

by mbaMission on October 3, 2018

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

by mbaMission on September 26, 2018

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

by mbaMission on September 19, 2018

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

by mbaMission on September 12, 2018

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

by mbaMission on August 29, 2018

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

by mbaMission on August 22, 2018

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 [...]


The MBA Waitlist: What to do in Purgatory

by Manhattan Admissions on July 23, 2018

Receiving news of being waitlisted to the school of your dreams can cause a variety of emotions. It’s certainly a letdown while at the same [...]


Advice for the Waitlisted

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on April 4, 2018

All MBA applicants are anxious to learn whether or not they’ve been admitted to their dream schools. For some prospective MBAs, however, those decision dates [...]


Waitlisted? 6 Actions to Take Now

by Fortuna Admissions on January 21, 2018

Learning that your dream school has placed you on its waitlist is frustrating, and often disheartening. It certainly beats being rejected. But it’s also maddening—to [...]


Finding Zen When You’re Waitlisted

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on January 2, 2018

If you were a Round 1 applicant this season, over the last few weeks you may have received great news, upsetting news or a mix [...]