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Harvard Business School vs. Stanford GSB
With Round 2 deadlines approaching in less than one month (!!), we’re in peak essay iteration mode with many of our clients. For those who are applying to both [...]
Getting off the MBA Waitlist
While getting a spot on the MBA waitlist may be disappointing, being placed on the waitlist is generally good news. This means that the admissions committee liked your application, [...]
B-Schooled Podcast Episode #133: Ten Things I Wish I'd Known About Recommendations When Applying (Part 1)
In this episode of B-Schooled, our host Chandler, who holds an MBA from Stanford GSB, shares the first five of ten things he wished he’d known about recommendations when [...]
Why Should I Get An MBA?
Considering an MBA but still not sure whether it is the right move for YOU? Every year, Personal MBA Coach works with clients who ask: Why should I get [...]
GMAT Verbal for Non-Native English Speakers
If you’re a non-native English speaker planning to take the GMAT to apply to business school, you may be concerned that the fact that English is not your first [...]
The R2 Deadline Clock is Ticking...Should You Retake the GMAT?
With Round two deadlines just six weeks away, you may have some doubts about the strength of your test scores. Is it a good idea to retake the GMAT [...]
Top MBA Program Comparison and How to Use It
Deciding where to apply? Our newly updated Top MBA Program Comparison tool can help! This sortable table ranks the top business schools on dimensions such as class size, average [...]
Personal MBA Coach’s 7-Week Round 2 MBA Application Plan
Round 2 MBA application deadlines are in January, and as we have said before, now is a great time to apply to business school. Read Personal MBA Coach's 7-week [...]
Thinking About Extracurricular Activities at UCLA Anderson
If you’re applying to business schools this cycle, of particular focus will be planning how to best position yourself. If you’ve taken on leadership roles in volunteer organizations or [...]
Are Your MBA Applications Ready?
With the first MBA round 2 deadline in less than four weeks, it is time to check on your progress. To make sure your business school applications are on [...]
Do’s And Don’ts For Involving Your Family And Friends In Your MBA Applications
Whether or not you are celebrating the holiday this week, determining when and how to involve your friends and family in your MBA application without getting derailed yourself is [...]
6 Tips For MBA Candidates From Finance Backgrounds
Working in finance and want to apply to business school? Head to Poets & Quants to read Personal MBA Coach’s new article . You will find insights on which [...]
What is Career Pathing and How Can It Guide Your MBA Plans?
Whether you are a career switcher or looking to accelerate progression in your current industry, an MBA is a powerful tool to accomplish those objectives. To determine whether business [...]
Applying to MBA Programs While Unemployed
If you’re one of the many who have been impacted by recent tech sector layoffs, you are likely pondering the next steps in your career. Change and uncertainty are [...]
Guiding Principles For MBA Essay Writing
Wondering what it takes to write the best MBA application essays? While of course this will vary from school to school and essay to essay, there are some key [...]