A client of ours had brainstormed her essay with her consultant and come up with a strong outline based on her brand and overall profile.

However, when she went away to write the first draft of the essay she gave in to the pressure that many applicants endure—copying the format of an existing essay that someone else had written.

The draft…

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Recommendation letters are an important part of the MBA application. They give the admissions committee an outside perspective of your candidacy, and represent a “vote of confidence” from someone with first-hand knowledge about your ability to handle the rigors of business school.

However, for early-career MBA applicants who are newer to the workforce – with correspondingly fewer accomplishments…

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As a business school admissions consultant for more than a decade, and a former member of the admissions committee at Harvard Business School, I get a lot of questions from MBA applicants about whether or not they’ll be able to get into b-school based on their background.

Most of us have a pretty good idea of what the ideal MBA…

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Financial Times has published its 2017 list of top MBAs for entrepreneurship, which looks at how entrepreneurial alums from each program tend to be as well as how their business school education contributed to their experience as entrepreneurs.

This year, the top ten schools are:

  1. Stanford Graduate School of Business
  2. MIT Sloan School of Management
  3. Babson…
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Times Higher Education have announced that they will team up with the Wall Street Journal to create a new set of business school rankings. The first edition of the rankings will debut in Spring 2018. 

THE is known for its yearly ranking of international universities. And THE and WSJ already collaborate on college rankings that they publish…

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I just read an interesting blog written by Amit Somani, Managing Partner at Prime Ventures, where he shared about the importance of reading.

He started his blog with this interesting quote from Charlie Munger, the co-founder of Berkshire Hathaway:

In my life I have known no wise people who don’t read all the time. None.Zero.

I’d like to add to this.

When it…

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The Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants has released the results of their 2017 MBA Applicant Survey. The survey contains a range of insights into how applicants typically approach the business school application process and what sources they tend to rely on in researching schools.

Among other things, the results show that while applicants are getting information online at rates…

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