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7-min. Spotlight: Early MBA Planning 2-3 Years Out & What to Do Now

Jun. 23rd, 2017 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

If you are a few years out from applying for your MBA (or even just one), there’s a lot you can be doing right now to increase your chances of acceptance and build a profile that admissions officers can’t overlook. Fortuna Expert Coach Cassandra Pittman, Columbia Business School alumna, former INSEAD assistant director and LBS […]

How to Turn Your Typical MBA Profile into a Stand-out Application

Jun. 21st, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Remarkable Consultant? Financial Wiz? Cutting edge techie? If you’re seeking an MBA, you’re not alone. BY: MATT SYMONDS You distinguished yourself as a professional wunderkind, rising to the senior ranks at your company in your early 20s. Clocked long hours at work to keep the boss happy and meet client deadlines. Pulled all-nighters in college amid competing […]

Vlog: How to plan for your MBA career goals

Jun. 13th, 2017 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

In this short video blog, Catherine and Caroline discuss what it takes to create a compelling career vision for the MBA application, along with the steps to take and questions to ask yourself in the early planning stages. Watch the vlog or read a transcript of their candid conversation, below. Vlog Transcript Caroline: Hello everybody, […]

Top Five Tips on Smart Social Media for MBA Applicants

Jun. 9th, 2017 | by: Fortuna

Are there blush-worthy photos of you on Instagram? Have you ever taken to Twitter in a moment of frustration with a thinly veiled insult directed at your boss? Does your inattention to LinkedIn make you seem unconnected? Maybe you’re tagged in a Facebook photo from a friend’s bachelorette party that you wouldn’t show your mother. […]

Vlog: You’ve received a scholarship, but not from your dream school. Do you take it?

Jun. 1st, 2017 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

In our second vlog post on the topic of navigating MBA decisions, Catherine and Caroline discuss this fortuitous yet tricky issue: You’ve been accepted by your dream school, but have a scholarship offer from another program. Do you take the money? How can you use this offer to leverage other schools for financial assistance?

New! INSEAD to weight the IR section of GMAT

May. 27th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Over the last five years, INSEAD and other programs have accumulated a strong body of data on IR scores from candidates and students, and how it correlates with academic performance. Now, INSEAD is placing greater emphasis upon IR score.

Stanford GSB’s Iconic MBA Essay: Why it Still Matters

May. 23rd, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Whether you’re weighing the career path that is right for you or applying to GSB, making time to consider this essay question, “What matters most to you, and why?”, can offer invaluable insight about your values, identity and life purpose.

Vlog: You’ve Been Waitlisted. Now What?

May. 15th, 2017 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

You’ve been waitlisted at your dream school, but you have offers of acceptance elsewhere. What do you do now?

Five common scenarios in the wake of MBA decisions, and what to do next

May. 11th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

It’s the sunset of MBA Admissions season, bringing joy to some and frustration or disappointment to others. For many it’s the most nerve-wracking time of the admissions cycle, signaling their final shot at securing a spot this year. What’s your story? Perhaps you won a great scholarship – but not from your dream school. Maybe […]

Why now is a good time to apply for an International MBA

Mar. 26th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Once you know an MBA is right for you, it’s understandable to want to be there as soon as possible. So where does this put you? While the window has closed to apply for fall entry to most top US schools, if you still want to apply to now, consider the international b-school options.

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