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Preparing for the Interview

Ok, so you have worked so hard to put in the application and you were so relieved to hit submit in time for the round one deadline at such schools like Stanford, Wharton, and Harvard. What do you do now? The toughest part of the application process for many applicants is the waiting process. The…

Crafting a Successful Application: A Reapplicant ’s Viewpoint

Interview between Chioma and Reapplicant (Spring 2009) Chioma: What was going through your mind as you embarked on the reapplication? Reapplicant: I won’t lie – the application process was daunting, even the second time around.  Not getting into your dream schools or getting into school at all is very frustrating. Also, a very humbling experience.…

Programs for Bio Tech

I’m often asked about specific programs that target unique interests, whether it is real estate, entertainment or what have you. I came across this article that talks about different customized programs for those interested in a career in the bio tech space  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123809943944451143.html But beyond the schools covered in this article, there are also many…

Schools Getting Creative with Essays

Without a doubt, the essay remains a critical part of the application process. Applicants have to find creative ways of sharing their brand but schools are also becoming creative with the types of essay questions they are asking. But they are not stopping there. Applicants now have the option to write a cover letter as…

New Leadership at Top Business Schools

With a new Dean at Stanford (Garth Saloner)  and the recent resignation of Dean Dipak Jain at Kellogg, it will be interesting to see what changes if any will emerge under the new leadership. Every leader puts her mark on the organization she leads. Business Schools are no different. Time will tell if there will be…

Stanford & Harvard Move To Earlier Deadlines

[For more top 20 b-school application deadlines and requirements, click here to visit our 2016-2016 MBA Application Deadlines and Requirement page] EARLIER APPLICATION DEADLINES I’ve often wondered why it took MBA Admissions Offices so long to set their deadlines and post their new application essays. Most schools wait till July and August to post their…

HARVARD ACCEPTS THE GRE

Like Stanford GSB and MIT, HBS will begin accepting GRE scores in lieu of the GMAT starting this fall. For more details, check out the full press release from Harvard announcing this change.

Some Good News for Internationals

There is good news for internationals who were facing the challenge of finding financing for their MBA. With the emergency $500 million International Student Loan Program created at the request of the Graduate Management Admission Council, many international students at top U.S. and European Business Schools will not have to give up their dreams of attending…

CAMPUS VISIT: To Visit or Not to Visit

There are just a few weeks remaining before classes end and MBA programs wrap up their class visit programs at most business schools. Since the class visit programs are not usually available before the first deadlines, applicants who can fit them in now should try to do so in the next few weeks. Some of…