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Advice From Admissions Deans: To Listen, or Not To Listen?

“There’s no hard lower bound on GMAT scores.� “This essay is all about the applicant demonstrating a good values fit.� “Our top priority is to create a diverse class of socially conscious leaders.� Review a few B-school admissions pages, watch some interviews with admissions deans, and...


How To Stand Out If You’re an “Indian IT Guy�

Male Indian IT engineers probably face the longest odds of any applicant demographic, but that doesn’t mean they’re the most challenging case for a good admissions consultant. Far from it. In fact, it can be harder to get an American finance guy into a top school than it is to do the same with a...


Advice From Admissions Deans: To Listen, or Not To Listen?

“There’s no hard lower bound on GMAT scores.� “This essay is all about the applicant demonstrating a good values fit.� “Our top priority is to create a diverse class of socially conscious leaders.� Review a few B-school admissions pages, watch some interviews with admissions deans, and...


The collegiate stats you provided look solid, but they aren’t the whole story for HBS 2+2. Besides the obvious GMAT or GRE (median 2+2 GMAT for HBS for class of 202 was 740 - higher than the score for the general MBA population), there is a LOT more to your profile. I would love to help you out, w...

by [email protected]nado

Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Evaluation 2+2Hbs
Replies: 2
Views: 4639

INSEAD in Singapore may be a good fit for you, though I’d encourage you to evaluate their full-time options, too. At 26 and with an expected GMAT of 700 and an EE degree from a top school, you are very qualified but on the younger side of the range for INSEAD full time (29) and potentially not exp...

by [email protected]

Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Ask Admissionado
Topic: Profile Evaluation for Italian guy at NUS
Replies: 1
Views: 3181

Congratulations on a solid GMAT score, passing all 3 levels of the CFA and having some really cool work experience! At 4 years post college, you are right in the sweet spot for MBA admissions career-wise. Your apprehension around your GPA is understandable, but it’s not a deal-breaker given your o...

by [email protected]

Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Ask Admissionado
Topic: Profile Review
Replies: 2
Views: 3461

Hey there, if you widen your net of kickass-consultants-who-can-help-me-get-me-into-a-top-b-school beyond India, you’ll end up w the world’s best practitioners, and not just India's best. Unlike getting a physical examination from your doctor, being in the same room as your expert isn’t as val...

by [email protected]

Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Mba admissions consultant in India
Replies: 5
Views: 7194

Hey there, if you widen your net of kickass-consultants-who-can-help-me-get-me-into-a-top-b-school beyond Toronto, you’ll end up with the world’s best practitioners, and not just Toronto’s best. Unlike getting a physical examination from your doctor, being in the same room as your expert isnâ€...


Hey all, first time poster (but long time reader!). I figured I'd give this place a shot to see what advice I can get. I need to give you all some background for all of this to make sense. I'm a career changer. I started off working in Biotechnology because that was what I focused on in undergrad (...


Hey there, I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate ...


mikehan wrote:Hi everyone, is there a post anywhere that compiles free resources of past successful admissions essays? Thanks
Sure dude,
We have actually not one, or two, but four different volumes of books of "50 Essays that worked".

Just drop us a line on our website,
Best,

by [email protected]

Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Free Past Succssful Admission Essays?
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

Hi All. My first post here. I gave GMAT the day before yesterday and got 730(Q49, V40, IR 8). I am looking for pursuing my phd in consumer behavior. My profile is - 2012 - Mechanical engineering with 8.54 CGPA from KIIT University 2014 - PGDM in Marketing with 5.96 CGPA from MDI, Gurgaon 44 months ...


It's not mandatory.... but let's just say that the principle, "the bigger, the better" applies.

by [email protected]

Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Ask Admissionado
Topic: IIT, Non-IIT? Non - Profile evaluation question
Replies: 18
Views: 6811

Hello, I am interested in applying for the part time (evening) MBA programs with Booth and Kellogg. My GMAT is 700. My undergrad GPA was 2.83. My masters GPA was 3.31. Both my degrees were in Industrial & Systems Engineering. After researching these forums, it seems like a lot of emphasis is placed...


They are more or less on the same schedule as regular deadlines in most schools.

by [email protected]

Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: MIM 2018 admissions deadlines dates
Replies: 1
Views: 1773