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UNC Kenan-Flagler Application Essay Tips for 2020-2021

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 29, 2020

UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School offers a flexible program with multiple ways to earn an MBA. The Kenan-Flagler application essay questions focus on learning more about you. At UNC, a [...]

Did you miss the MBA Round 1 deadline for Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB and Wharton?

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 22, 2020

Every year, we hear from well-intentioned MBA candidates hoping to submit their applications in time for round 1 deadlines that fell short of this objective. There are numerous reasons [...]

Career Change During a Pandemic

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 21, 2020

For many people, the start of a new decade had sparked the desire to explore new career paths in 2020. Then, the coronavirus pandemic struck. Suddenly, we were sheltering [...]

There ARE Dumb Questions: Pitfalls to Avoid in Your MBA Interview

by Vantage Point MBA on Sep 18, 2020

Updated 9.17.20 After interviewing countless MBA hopefuls for Kellogg, I can solve the apparent mystery of whether the questions you ask the interviewer matter – they do! [...]

Berkeley Haas, UVA Darden, Michigan Ross, USC Marshall & Texas McCombs Admit with $70K Scholarship

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 16, 2020

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

How to Tackle Kellogg’s Video Essays

by Vantage Point MBA on Sep 15, 2020

With Kellogg’s Round 1 deadline quickly approaching, my admissions consulting clients have been asking how best to prepare for and tackle Kellogg’s video essays. For context, let’s think [...]

COVID-19 and the MBA Job Market

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 14, 2020

New graduates everywhere have had to adapt to a shockingly changed employment landscape in 2020. Almost immediately after the coronavirus pandemic hit, we started to see its negative impact [...]

Kellogg 2020-2021 MBA Application Essay Analysis

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 8, 2020

Once again, Kellogg School of Management asks applicants to answer two essay questions. This year, Kellogg is minimizing changes and keeping both essays the same as the previous application [...]

Investment Banking MBA Career Path

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 7, 2020

Many professionals with their eyes on an investment banking MBA career path know that a degree from an elite business school can help them achieve that goal. After all, [...]

MIT Sloan 2020-2021 MBA Application Tips

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 3, 2020

This year, the MIT Sloan School of Management MBA application remains the same as the previous cycle. Again, the school requests that applicants submit a cover letter, organizational chart [...]

GMAT and EA Online Experience

by ARINGO on Sep 1, 2020

Since March, the GMAC have been searching for the best possible solution to combat the closure of testing centers. From virtual proctors to the infamous online whiteboards, the online [...]

9 Tips for LGBTQ+ MBA Applicants Applying to Business School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 31, 2020

We’re on a mission to help all of the MBA applicants we work with shine their brightest when applying to business school. Bonus points if you’re able to enjoy [...]

Harvard Business School, Wharton, Chicago Booth; Yale SOM Admit With $244K Scholarship

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 25, 2020

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

STAR Method for MBA Essay Writing

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 24, 2020

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 [...]

6-Step Approach for GMAT Sentence Correction Questions [video]

by Manhattan Review on Aug 21, 2020

In order to obfuscate grammatical errors, the GMAT will often hide simple mistakes within long, convoluted sentences. Manhattan Review has used our years of experience preparing students for the [...]

Interview with Columbia Business School Associate Director of Admissions, Nicole Shay

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 18, 2020

Personal MBA Coach interviewed Nicole Shay, Associate Director, Admissions, at Columbia Business School to get an insider’s look at what is new at Columbia, what makes Columbia unique and [...]

INSEAD Grad Has Thoughts on the MBA in a Time of Crisis

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 17, 2020

Many prospective MBA applicants wonder how COVID-19 might affect the timing of their business school plans. While the world has never seen anything on the level of this pandemic, [...]

How to Maximize Your Chance for an MBA Scholarship

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 11, 2020

It is no surprise that COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the global economy. While many MBA applicants (correctly) believe that NOW is a great time to leave the workforce [...]

Wharton MBA Essay Tips 2020-2021

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 10, 2020

This year's Wharton MBA Essay tips will help you prepare your best Wharton application. The Wharton School seeks to understand who you are and what motivates you in this [...]

5 Common MBA Application Misconceptions

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 7, 2020

Over the past 13 years, Personal MBA Coach has heard countless “myths” from MBA hopefuls. While there are many misconceptions about the MBA application process (do not miss our [...]

Personal MBA Coach Interview with Diana Economy, Director of Full-Time Admissions at Michigan Ross

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 4, 2020

Last week, Personal MBA Coach founder, Scott Edinburgh, sat down virtually with Diana Economy, Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions at University of Michigan Ross, to discuss the Michigan Ross [...]

Tuck MBA Essays and Tips for 2020-2021

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 3, 2020

The Tuck MBA essays are out, and we have the latest tips for you! The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has a small student body and a rural [...]

Six Common Idiom Mistakes Found on the GMAT [includes video]

by Manhattan Review on Jul 29, 2020

In preparing for the GMAT Verbal, improving one's understanding of grammar is one efficient way to increase performance. In Sentence Correction questions on the GMAT, test-takers are asked to [...]

Less Is More When it Comes to Writing Compelling MBA Application Essays

by Personal MBA Coach on Jul 28, 2020

Nearly all MBA programs have confirmed their MBA application essays for 2020-2021 hopefuls. While some top programs including Harvard Business School, Kellogg, Dartmouth Tuck, Yale SOM and NYU Stern [...]

SBC Principal Esther Magna on the Value of an MBA Dual Degree

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 27, 2020

Many business school aspirants are interested in exploring the value of having an MBA dual degree. That's when students complete two degrees in two disciplines at the same time. [...]

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