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Harvard Business School Class of 2022 - Essay Question & Analysis - Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

by Personal MBA Coach on May 28, 2019

Once again, Harvard Business School was the first to officially kick off the official application season with yesterday’s announcement (as predicted) that its application question will remain the same for [...]

Should You Specialize Your MBA Degree?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 27, 2019

  Unlike a master’s degree in finance or accounting or other specialty, an MBA is by definition a generalist program, exposing students to many different disciplines – both hard disciplines [...]

Your Framework for Developing a Great Personal Brand

by Vantage Point MBA on May 23, 2019

An insightful applicant asked me last week “when have you seen an applicant fail?” I love this question. And as I thought about the applicants who had come to us [...]

Candidate Success Spotlight: Indian Male Engineer With 8 Years of Experience Accepted To Wharton, Columbia & Ross

by Personal MBA Coach on May 21, 2019

One of the best parts of my job is successfully guiding candidates who have previously failed! This week, I would like to share how we successfully guided this Indian Male [...]

MBA Admissions Comparison: Wharton vs Chicago Booth

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 20, 2019

When thinking about the top business schools in the world, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that all of the elite MBA programs are pretty much the [...]

These 3 Bullets Need to be on Your MBA Resume

by Vantage Point MBA on May 17, 2019

As you’re applying to business school, your resume is like your executive summary: it should concisely tell the story of how you’ve grown and developed over the course of your [...]

Personal MBA Coach’s Takeaways from the 2019 AIGAC MBA Applicant Survey

by Personal MBA Coach on May 16, 2019

This is a very exciting time of year for me, for  Personal MBA Coach , and for the  Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants  (AIGAC). This week, as the Chair [...]

Use Social Media to Strengthen Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman Consulting 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 online. It’s possible that business [...]

Advice For MBA Applicants Looking To Change Careers

by Personal MBA Coach on May 9, 2019

Many candidates pursue an MBA with the hopes of altering their career paths. While this is a valid strategy, applicants looking to change careers should put in some extra work [...]

For the Ladies: it’s Not “We”, it’s “Me” for Your MBA Applications

by Vantage Point MBA on May 7, 2019

It’s not “we” it’s “me”. For the ladies out there, repeat that one again to yourself. For a large portion of the women I work with each year who are applying [...]

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

by Stacy Blackman Consulting 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 only two “yeses.”   Hundreds [...]

Want to Show That You’re a Leader? Try Being Vulnerable

by Vantage Point MBA on May 2, 2019

Picture this: in an interview you’re asked a question about something that went wrong in a past job. Instead of simply explaining what happened, you find yourself shamelessly spinning [...]

Candidate Success Spotlight: Wharton, Chicago Booth, Kellogg & Yale SOM Admit With $70K Scholarship

by Personal MBA Coach on May 2, 2019

Some of the most frequent questions I get from applicants are:  what does a successful candidate profile look like?  and  how did X get accepted into so many schools! Naturally, [...]