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With summer fully upon us, business schools throughout the country are starting to unveil their 2017 MBA essay prompts. It’s a natural time to start thinking about applying for an MBA. But before you get into the often-arduous application process, it’s a good idea to ask yourself some questions about your business-school plans:


1.Am I sure I want to go back to school? 

Much like having a child, business school is one of those things that you know is going to be life-changing and completely time-consuming, but it’s hard to really appreciate the…

When we start to work with a new client at EXPARTUS, a big part of the process is helping them determine which schools would be a good fit for their strengths and post-MBA goals. Most clients when they come in just say, “I want to go to a Top 3 school”, or “I only want to apply to M7 schools”.

And of course, we want to help our clients get into a top school. But it’s also important that we help them get into the right school. Because getting an MBA isn’t the destination – it’s the first step on…

The point of a boot camp is to get significant results very quickly, by working much more intensely and more often than you would during a regular long-term workout regimen. If you’re staring down an MBA application deadline, it’s time to approach your essays like a sprint, not a marathon. These three tips can help you get your MBA essays done in no time:

1. Don’t skimp on the brainstorming

The pre-writing phase is one of the most overlooked and undervalued portions of the writing process, especially when it comes to short, thoughtful essays like the ones required by business schools.


Many of the top MBA programs have recently released their admissions decisions. If you were one of the lucky ones to get admitted, congratulations! Getting into business school is no small feat and you should feel proud of this achievement.

I also recognize that some of you may have been placed on the waiting list, a frustrating place to be. Hang in there,there is still hope. I’ll share admissions tips for getting off the B-School waitlist in another blog.

Today, I’m going to focus on those whose applications were rejected. There are three mistakes that applicants make in their application essay…

Maybe you landed on this page because you’re just starting to think about whether you should go to business school. Maybe you’re here because you know you want to get an MBA, but you’re feeling overwhelmed by the application process.

Maybe you’re ready to apply, and just want to give your application a final run down to make sure you’ve done everything you can to boost your chances of getting in.

At EXPARTUS, we’re all about getting in. And we know that MBA applications can be a lot to deal with – but when you take it step by step, it…

If you are like most applicants, you may be wondering whether round two is the best time for you to apply to business school or whether you may be better off postponing your application till the next application cycle when you can apply in the first round.

This is a tricky question because it depends on a variety of factors including how strong your profile is, where you are in the application process, how much time you can devote to the application, and the personal reasons behind why you wish to apply now versus in the future.

Let’s look at each…

I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Even if you are not American.

Take a moment to appreciate the things you have in your life. Gratitude can positively impact the state of your heart per research from the American Psychological Association.

But it’s not just your physical health that gets a boost from our being grateful.

There are many additional benefits that we can get from a gratitude-mindset.

These five benefits of gratitude directly affect your MBA application so I hope you will keep them in mind as you go through your application.

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