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Personal MBA Coach’s 5 Month MBA Application Timeline

by Personal MBA Coach on Apr 15, 2021

April is upon us! This means that the first Round 1 deadline is likely just five months away. While the 2021-2022 MBA application deadlines and questions have not yet been [...]

MBA Timeline: Key Target Dates for MBA Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 12, 2021

Spring and summer of your application season is for research, test-taking, and application strategy and development September and October—Round 1 deadlines Early January—Round 2 deadlines Late March/early April—Round 3 deadlines. [...]

Personal MBA Coach’s Take on the 2022 US News MBA Rankings

by Personal MBA Coach on Apr 6, 2021

With the recent release of the 2022 US News and World Report’s Best Business School Guide, MBA rankings are top of mind for all MBA hopefuls. While MBA rankings are [...]

The Consortium for MBA Applicants: Should You Apply?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 5, 2021

Now more than ever, there's an urgent need for greater diversity in business schools and the business world at large. Recognizing this, many MBA programs have ramped up their efforts [...]

How to Develop Your Personal Brand

by Vantage Point MBA on Apr 2, 2021

  In our recent series on developing compelling MBA career goals (click to read Part I and Part II), I discussed how these goals are an integral component of your [...]

Applying to Business School as a Consultant

by Personal MBA Coach on Mar 30, 2021

Founded by a former consultant, Personal MBA Coach helps numerous consultants get into top MBA programs and earn significant scholarships each year. While consulting can be a great industry for [...]

Diversity Essay for the MBA: Tips + Samples

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 29, 2021

It’s no secret diversity, equity, and inclusion are incredibly important in MBA admissions. Business schools value broad representation in the admitted student class to enrich the program’s experience for all. [...]

MBA Career Goals – Part II: Crafting a Compelling Long-Term Vision

by Vantage Point MBA on Mar 26, 2021

In Part I of this series on MBA career goals, I shared how to craft a short-term career goal that is specific, realistic, and logical. While ‘checking those boxes’ will [...]

HBS 2+2 Deferred MBA Program: Get Accepted

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 22, 2021

Stacy Blackman Consulting has several consultants exclusively dedicated to college senior clients during the first quarter of every year. Their expertise runs deep for the deferred MBA admissions programs across [...]

Avoid These Three MBA Application Pitfalls

by Vantage Point MBA on Mar 18, 2021

This time of year, our team is doing a lot of “ding analysis”, which is when someone who applied this past year asks our team to help them understand what [...]

Articulating Your Personal Story

by Personal MBA Coach on Mar 17, 2021

Personal MBA Coach started with the premise that everyone has a personal story and that the most successful candidates craft unique and compelling stories. This continues to be a cornerstone [...]

What Is an MBA Resume?

by Personal MBA Coach on Mar 16, 2021

All MBA applications require you to submit a resume. You may be thinking, “No problem, I already have a resume.” However, it is not quite that simple. An MBA resume [...]

Kellogg Interview: Format, Criteria + Sample Questions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 15, 2021

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has created arguably the most collaborative culture of all the MBA programs. The single most important question your Kellogg interview must answer is whether [...]

Bouncing Back from an MBA Rejection

by Personal MBA Coach on Mar 12, 2021

Were you rejected from business school this year? After getting over the initial disappointment, you likely turned your attention to finding out what went wrong. While there are countless reasons [...]

MBA Career Goals – Part I: Crafting a Compelling Short-Term Vision

by Vantage Point MBA on Mar 9, 2021

As an MBA admissions consultant, one of the first – and most critical – things I do with clients is help them develop their ‘personal brand’. A strong, authentic personal [...]

How to Get Into Harvard Business School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 8, 2021

Lessons Learned From Our Admissions Experts “How can I get into Harvard Business School?” That’s the first question that the majority of our prospective clients ask. Our SBC consultants have [...]

How to Make Your Resume “MBA Ready”

by Vantage Point MBA on Mar 5, 2021

The resume you used to get your last job is not the one you will use to apply to business school. I know, it’s frustrating! You perfected your resume to [...]

How to Ace the MBA Interview

by Personal MBA Coach on Mar 2, 2021

If you have already received an invitation to interview at your target MBA program(s), congratulations! The time and energy you put into your applications has gotten you to this point, [...]

MBA Admissions Insights on Round 3

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 1, 2021

Round 3 deadlines are nearly upon us! While the final round is the biggest gamble of the application cycle, top MBA programs have it for a reason. Chiefly, they use [...]

Unemployed (or Have an Employment Gap) and Applying to Business School? Here’s What to Do

by Vantage Point MBA on Feb 25, 2021

As an MBA admissions consultant, a concern I sometimes work through with clients is how to address an employment gap in their MBA application. Given the upheaval of the past [...]

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