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MIT Sloan Interview Tips + Example Behavioral Questions

Nov. 18th, 2020 | by: Brittany Maschal

The MIT Sloan interview, like the Sloan application, is unique among elite business schools. For one, it’s the only M7 program besides rival HBS in which the interviewer – who is a member of the admissions committee – will have reviewed your entire application. Applicants invited to interview are also required to respond to two pre-interview […]

Meet the MBA Experts: Fortuna’s Zachary White

Nov. 17th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

“You are the world’s expert on being you. You want to harness that confidence and lean into your strengths,” says Fortuna’s Zachary White, former Yale SOM Assistant Director of Admissions. “Remember that people go to business school to learn and grow and challenge themselves, to be better when they graduate than when they enroll. Business […]

MBA Essay Writing Tips: How to Craft a Powerful Story

Nov. 16th, 2020 | by: Sharon Joyce

Your business school essays are about bringing your story to life and providing context to your application by connecting the dots. You’ll want to capture an admissions reviewer’s attention with your story and authenticity, persuading them to learn more by inviting you to interview. To get there, your essays should convey a strong sense of […]

How to Prep for the Virtual MBA Interview: 7 Tips for Video

Nov. 13th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Have you ever tried the “enhance your appearance” feature on Zoom? I hadn’t either, but it’s just one of the savvy tricks available to you if you’re participating in an MBA admissions interview over Zoom. The most likely scenario for MBA interviews is virtual this year, and your strategy must adapt accordingly. HBS, Stanford GSB, […]

New Chicago Booth Video Question & How to Craft Your Response

Oct. 23rd, 2020 | by: Bill Kooser

Chicago Booth has begun to release its MBA interview invitations, and this year there’s a new twist: for the first time, you’ll be asked to submit a 60-second video to support your candidacy. A growing number of schools have adopted a video component in the MBA application. Last year, the MIT video statement went from […]

MBA Interview Prep: What to Wear on Video

Oct. 19th, 2020 | by: Karen Hamou

Did you see this selfie of the business school dean that went viral in June? As ESMT Berlin Associate Dean Nick Barniville prepared to preside over a virtual MBA graduation via laptop, he posted a photo of himself (at left) in a tuxedo top with shorts and flip-flops below. Nowadays, most of us embrace mullet dressing […]

Register Now: CentreCourt Specialized Masters Event, Oct 13 & 14

Oct. 12th, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

This two-day virtual event is essential viewing for anyone interested in Specialized Masters Programs, from MiM and MFin to Masters in Business Analytics, Accounting, Information Systems, IMC, or Supply Chain. At CentreCourt Specialized Masters – taking place this Tuesday & Wednesday (Oct. 13 & 14) ­– you can engage directly with the admissions gatekeepers at […]

How to Customize Your MBA Application

Oct. 8th, 2020 | by: Amy Hugo

It’s tempting to want to plug your winning story into play for each business school on your list once you’ve done the hard work of reflecting on where you’ve been, where you want to go and how business school is going to get you there. If it’s good enough for Columbia, it’ll be equally compelling […]

Tips for Writing the HBS Post-Interview Reflection

Oct. 7th, 2020 | by: Karla Cohen

The HBS Post-Interview Reflection is a distinctive element of Harvard’s evaluation process, and you’ll have just 24 hours to submit it the admissions committee after your interview. At first blush, this might feel like a timed test version of the HBS essay (‘what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy?’). Instead, […]

MBA Interview Prep: 7 Tips for Alumni-led Interviews

Oct. 2nd, 2020 | by: Melissa Jones

You’ve landed a coveted MBA interview…  and learn it will be conducted by an alum. What can you expect in this scenario and what does it mean for how your candidacy will be conveyed? Most importantly, how should you prepare? Firstly, having an alumni-led interview is a signal the school values the perspective its grads can […]

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