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Your MBA Application Checklist

by Personal MBA Coach on Dec 12, 2018

With just a few weeks left until MBA application deadlines, it is time to make your list and check it twice. While most checklists will merely cover the basics, Personal [...]

Can I Really Finish My Applications In Time?

by Personal MBA Coach on Dec 5, 2018

It is hard to believe that December is upon us and the first round 2 application deadline is just over 4 weeks away (see deadline summary below). The holiday season [...]

Personal MBA Coach’s Top 4 Pieces of Advice For MBA Hopefuls

by Personal MBA Coach on Nov 28, 2018

Advising MBA candidates is my life’s passion. Over the last 11 years, I have given countless applicants advice through one-on-one consulting sessions, blogs, e-books, webinars and in-person presentations throughout the [...]

What To Do If You Were Rejected In Round 1

by Personal MBA Coach on Nov 20, 2018

As round 1 decisions begin to roll in, many candidates are not receiving the news they had hoped for. While this is no doubt disappointing, do not give up hope. [...]

Personal MBA Coach’s Accelerated 7-Week MBA Application Plan

by Personal MBA Coach on Nov 14, 2018

Fall is flying by and the winter holidays are just around the corner. While many of us are looking forward to the upcoming holiday season, it is also a reminder [...]

Advice For Applicants Considering Round 2

by Personal MBA Coach on Nov 7, 2018

Many of you may be wondering whether you should pull the trigger and apply to business school during round 2 this winter. Personal MBA Coach is here to help you [...]

The Wharton TBD

by Personal MBA Coach on Nov 3, 2018

Wharton has rolled out invitations for the round 1 TBD interviews. If you were lucky enough to receive an invitation, congratulations! Now comes the harder part – planning for this [...]

Personal MBA Coach’s M7 Essay Analysis E-Book

by Personal MBA Coach on Nov 2, 2018

Personal MBA Coach is pleased to announce the release of our newest e-book: M7 Essay Analysis. Available for free to all Personal MBA Coach customers and newsletter subscribers, this e-book [...]

MBA Application Extras

by Personal MBA Coach on Oct 24, 2018

While the MBA application essays and interviews may get the bulk of your attention, schools are increasingly adding crucial extra components to their application requirements. Below are some important application [...]

Who Should Consider Non-Traditional MBA Options?

by Personal MBA Coach on Oct 17, 2018

Getting an MBA does not necessarily require taking two years off from work. While for many the traditional 2-year program might be the best bet, there are an increasing number [...]

How To Articulate Your Post-MBA Goals

by Personal MBA Coach on Oct 11, 2018

With a few exceptions, articulating your post-MBA goals is a crucial part of the application process. Most business schools want to know how you will make the world better when [...]

10 Sample MBA Interview Questions

by Personal MBA Coach on Oct 3, 2018

Invited to interview at your dream school? Congrats! But remember, this is only the beginning! All of your hard work on the applications, essays and GMAT/GRE may have gotten you [...]

Your GMAT/GRE Questions Answered

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 26, 2018

Testing, testing, testing! For better or for worse, GMAT/GRE is a key topic of conversation throughout the application process. Below are the 5 questions I am asked most often about [...]

Personal MBA Coach’s 4-Month Round 2 Application Plan

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 14, 2018

It is time to focus on your round 2 MBA applications! Most programs’ deadlines will be in January, which allows you ~ four months to perfect your applications. Many of [...]

A Guide to MBA Rankings

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 7, 2018

As you narrow down your round 2 school lists, you might be wondering how much emphasis you should place on business school rankings. These rankings are often a subject of [...]

Kicking Off Round 2

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 30, 2018

With summer coming to an end (though for those of us on the east coast it does not feel that way weather wise) and round two deadlines for most schools [...]

The Clock Is Ticking

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 26, 2018

As round one deadlines rapidly approach, Personal MBA Coach is here to help keep you on track. For some schools, such as HBS, you have less than 2 weeks to [...]

Are Your Applications Ready?

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 17, 2018

With the first round 1 deadline in less than 3 weeks, it is time to check on your progress and make sure your applications are solid. For some, waiting until [...]

4 Common MBA Application Misconceptions

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 9, 2018

Curious about some MBA application myths or misconceptions? Read below for four things that are actually NOT TRUE! 1) Schools want you to tell them how wonderful they are. Far [...]

What Reapplicants Should Change

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 2, 2018

If you were rejected from business school last year, it may be tempting to scrap your applications, essays, and letters of recommendation and start from scratch. However, by doing so, [...]

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