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How to Convey a Powerful Career Vision in Your MBA Application

15/01/2017

Creating and conveying a career vision is an elemental part of your MBA application. It’s about portraying a clear picture of where you’ve been, where you are headed, and why an MBA is essential for getting you there. B-schools are looking for students who are poised to get the most value from their MBA experience by going on to great things in the future.

The One Thing You Can Do to Dramatically Improve your Business School Application

30/12/2016

Caroline Diarte Edwards offers one piece of advice and one action that she believes you can take to dramatically improve your MBA application—to spend a considerable amount of time on self-reflection—no matter where you are in the MBA application process.

Dinged in Round 1? What’s next?

06/12/2016

Have you been dinged in your Round 1 MBA application? Without receiving direct feedback from the school, rejected applicants are left speculating what on earth went wrong? It can be challenging to figure out what next steps to take if you don’t know why you were unsuccessful in the first place. You need to think about what to do next and move on, but first, you need to realize what you can learn from this failure. Read on for how to conduct a do-it-yourself ding analysis.

MBA Application Round 2 Countdown: 5 Tips for the Home Stretch

02/12/2016

The countdown to Round 2 MBA application deadlines is on… Harvard, Booth, Kellogg, Columbia, Tuck, Duke, and LBS are all waiting to hear from you by January 4, 2017. If you haven’t begun your application yet, you had better get started. At six months out you had the opportunity to carefully craft your profile, but at about six weeks it’s all about packaging and presenting it. Fortuna’s team of former senior admissions staff have put together five tips for prioritizing your remaining time and making the most of your effort.

You’ve Interviewed – now what?

24/11/2016

You may have just finished your first interview for business school. What’s next? As former Admissions Directors who have interviewed many candidates over the years, we recommend taking a few important next steps at this stage. Read on for our recommendations…

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