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Professor Profiles: Georgetown McDonough’s Simon Blanchard
Having the opportunity to learn from the best and brightest minds in business is one of the top motivators for many applicants considering an MBA degree at an elite business [...]
Impressive Extracurriculars for Busy People
Keeping yourself involved in extracurricular activities while also gunning for that next promotion or trying to learn Python for your day job is no easy feat. That said, being an [...]
Personal MBA Coach’s Guide To Post-MBA Goals
This month Personal MBA Coach’s blogs have focused on guiding MBA applicants who are ready to get started but are unsure where to begin! As part of our recent 5-month [...]
What Makes a Great MBA Resume?
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, you’re probably going to want [...]
Avoid These Application Pitfalls
This time of year, our team is doing a lot of “ding analysis”, which is when someone who applied last year comes to us and asks our team to help [...]
Should Your MBA Application Strategy Include ‘Safety’ Schools?
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 means before they start the [...]
Pros/Cons of Getting an International MBA (U.S. to Europe)
As international experience becomes increasingly valuable in our ever-globalizing business landscape, the appeal of an MBA abroad is driving a higher number of U.S.-based applicants to seek out international [...]
How Much Time Does it Take to Apply to B-School?
Last week we presented to a large bank’s analyst class, and one of the first questions we were asked was “when should I start working on my applications if I’m [...]
Personal MBA Coach’s 5-Month Round 1 Success Plan
April is upon us! This means that the first round 1 deadline is likely just over five months away. While the 2019-2020 MBA application deadlines and questions have not yet been [...]
The Bigger Picture: Choose
You probably haven’t heard of the movie Sliding Doors . It was released in 1998 and wasn’t exactly a blockbuster. The official description of the movie: A London woman’s love [...]
Why Should You Do an Executive MBA (EMBA)?
If you are considering doing an Executive MBA (EMBA ) then you have probably been in the workforce for some time, and chances are you have a steady career. The [...]
Don't Quit Your Day Job
MBA applications take up a TON of time!! From studying for the GMAT to visiting schools, writing essays, prepping recommenders and interview prep, we estimate that the average applicant spends [...]
Personal MBA Coach’s Look At The 2020 US News and World Reports Best Business School Rankings
With this month’s release of the 2020 US News and World Reports Best Business School Guide, MBA ranking are top of mind for all MBA hopefuls (and even many graduates). [...]
Best MBA Essay Writing Strategies
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 when you…”) and you respond [...]