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Typical MBA Application

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

  Like it or not, a projection of you lives online—even if you’re not engaged with its active curation. Which is why business schools, just like job recruiters, examine your social media presence. They want confidence that your personal and professional identities are consistent with the profile presented in your resume and application. It means […]

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 Essay

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.

Top Tips for Financing Your MBA

Mar. 24th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Before you apply for an MBA is the best time to begin planning your financing. After all, you’re opting to forego your annual salary just as you’re committing to one of the biggest financial investments of your life.
If one of your key considerations is cost, you can find a vast array of financing options to fund your program. How to best finance your MBA is tied to your particular circumstances and profile—your nationality, personal resources, credit history and chosen program are all elements that can impact your approach. Here are some top tips to help you get started.

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