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Harvard’s Optional Essay- Why You Should Still Write One

It’s tempting, especially as deadlines draw closer, to forgo anything that your MBA application labels as “optional”. Thanks to changes two years ago, that includes the sole essay question on Harvard Business School’s application. Shouldn’t you feel free to take them at their word and pass over the essay? The answer, in the vast majority […]

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B-Schools Are Looking For Students Who Break Down Silos

A recent article in The Financial Times examined B-Schools’ efforts to broaden their offerings to more accurately reflect the dynamic challenges most global managers face today. The article points out that today’s managerial roles no longer fit into neat boxes, as “managers need to handle an increasingly diverse range of issues – from climate change to […]

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Round One or Round Two? That is the Question

It is one of the most common questions I get every year. Are my chances better in Round One, or should I wait until Round Two? Most applicants can rule out applying in Round Three. Many spots in the class are taken by the time Round Three deadlines come around, and for international students in […]

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If I could only give one tip for MBA essays…

Sure, there is lots of MBA essay advice out there, and much of it is very important. You want your essays to reflect your personal brand, you want your writing to tell a story, and you certainly want to avoid grammatical errors. However, if I could give applicants just one tip for the MBA essays- […]

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How to Successfully Change Your Career with an MBA

Thinking about using an elite MBA degree to change your career? It’s a common goal, but it can make the MBA admissions process a bit more difficult. Check out my tips for convincing the admissions committee that you can succeed in the change.  

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How to Overcome Writer’s Block on Your MBA Essays

Having trouble putting pen to paper for your MBA essays? Check out my tips for overcoming writer’s block and getting your ideas flowing.

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How to Prepare Your Resume for Your MBA Application

Will your resume hold up to the intense scrutiny of an MBA admissions committee?    

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