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When to Start Prepping Your MBA Apps

clock.jpg Many applicants wonder about how early they should start in this process. Here is my answer: EARLIER THAN YOU PROBABLY THINK. Please take that to heart. Keep in mind you need to: 1. Brainstorm 2. Outline 3. Draft 4. Redraft 5. Edit Across: 1. Recommendation talking points 2. Essays 3. Res...

by MBAPrepCoach

Thu May 21, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: When to Start Prepping Your MBA Apps
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Views: 110

What I Stand For / Stand Against

Several people have asked me what separates me from other MBA Admissions Consultants. Here is my response. 1. I stand for having a clear process but being very personal in my approach. I stand against cookie cutter recommendations. Your strengths, life and goals are unique. 2. I stand for stating re...

by MBAPrepCoach

Tue May 19, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: What I Stand For / Stand Against
Replies: 0
Views: 144

My Take on the Online GRE/GMAT Test Taking Conundrum

A lot of my prospective clients are now facing a big choice: take the online GMAT, wait for the offline GMAT to be back in action, or switch to the GRE. When I suggest they switch to the GRE, these are the things I hear. 1.) “I will be at a disadvantage if I take the GRE.” There is no real validity ...


LOWISH GPA WORRIES?

Many MBA applicants feel very panicked about having bad grades. Some consider a 3.3 GPA in the danger zone; others are dancing on the 3.0 threshold and then there is the more extreme case of someone with a 2.0 GPA. The misperception of GPA + GMAT + Work Experience = everything However, if you have a...

by MBAPrepCoach

Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: LOWISH GPA WORRIES?
Replies: 1
Views: 3020

Top MBA Aspirant? Introspection is the Key

This is truly the foundation for all the content conveyed in your application. The quality of your introspection determines the overall altitude of your applications. The application writing process is many things, but above all, it is about helping the admissions committee GET TO KNOW YOU. You wan...

by MBAPrepCoach

Mon May 20, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Top MBA Aspirant? Introspection is the Key
Replies: 0
Views: 2798

MBA Admissions Interviews: Sending a Thank You Note

First of all, definitely send one, within 24 hours. Optimally not like 30 minutes after the interview; it seems more sincere if you have done some reflection. But no later than 24 hours. As for the content. Show you were listening. Highlight anything they said that left you with a 1) strong positive...


MBA Interview Prep: The Complete Guide

https://mbaessaycoaching.com/2019/03/05/mba-interview-prep-the-complete-guide/ How Do I Prepare for My MBA Interviews? I believe the key to success with this whole MBA admissions thing is research: research yourself, research your goals, and research the school, in that order. Research yourself : s...

by MBAPrepCoach

Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: MBA Interview Prep: The Complete Guide
Replies: 0
Views: 833

Ask Me Anything - INSEAD

A few strategies to get you started; check out my post on the INSEAD Experience Blog https://the-insead-mba-experience.insea ... t-stories/. Look forward to your questions.
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by MBAPrepCoach

Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Ask Me Anything - INSEAD
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Views: 703

INSEAD Video Questions & Tips

The video interview is basically (and eerily) similar to the TOEFL Speaking section. You get 45 second to prep, 60 seconds to answer. I recommend that you review the questions below, and come up with an idea for each one. DON’T write out a detailed script that you have to memorize. DO brainstorm c...

by MBAPrepCoach

Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: INSEAD Video Questions & Tips
Replies: 0
Views: 2175

Tools for Getting Started on R2

Hello, it's been a long while since my last post. For those of you who have not yet obtained interviews to your dream schools, I encourage you to reach out for a ding analysis to get a different result from Round 2. My clients have been doing great and interviewing at all the schools to which they a...

by MBAPrepCoach

Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Tools for Getting Started on R2
Replies: 0
Views: 585

Essay Tips - MBA Prep Coach

Selection When considering the “stories� you have to share, some are best shared by your recommenders and others, by you. In general, my clients craft outlines of anecdotes for their recommenders. These anecdotes should demonstrate how you model qualities such as teamwork, leadership and proble...

by MBAPrepCoach

Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Essay Tips - MBA Prep Coach
Replies: 0
Views: 684

Leveraging MBA Networking Events

It's admissions event season, and many MBA applicants will be headed to admissions events. Before you do, research the program so you can lead with some juicy questions. Don’t ask them about stats you could easily find online. Rather, ask questions that demonstrate you’ve 1) researched the progr...

by MBAPrepCoach

Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Leveraging MBA Networking Events
Replies: 0
Views: 641

Location, Location, Location...right?

When seeking an MBA program, many applicants think of the MBA as a golden opportunity to travel or live in their dream location They figure, I have to be happy where I’m living for those 2 years, right? Or, “I’m not much of a country person, so…â€� or “I want to live in a mild climate, soâ...

by MBAPrepCoach

Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Location, Location, Location...right?
Replies: 0
Views: 826

Handling MBA Recommendations

Hello! Some of you might be busy working on R3 applications for INSEAD and others, gearing up for round 1. Either way, the time to act is now! Implement, implement, implement. Even if certain recommendation forms are not out yet, now is the time to start reflecting on the questions common to all for...

by MBAPrepCoach

Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Creating your MBA application CV
Replies: 1
Views: 746