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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 […]

CentreCourt MBA Festival is Essential Viewing

Oct. 1st, 2020 | by: Matt Symonds

This is your invitation to join the CentreCourt MBA Festival on October 6 & 7! CentreCourt brings together the Admissions Directors, Career Services Directors, and Deans from over 25 of the world’s top 35 business schools in a dynamic virtual format. Register now to secure your place. Whether you’re targeting a place next year and […]

Duke Fuqua Essays: Top Tips + ‘25 Random Things About YOU’ Example

Sep. 30th, 2020 | by: Catherine Tuttle

“Team Fuqua” may seem like a tagline or gimmicky motto, but that’s far from the truth. Fuqua’s mission is to transform its students into leaders who are equipped to inspire organizations in a way that leads to positive impact on the bottom line, but also positive impact on the world. Admissions is looking to create […]

5 Tips for Maximizing Virtual MBA Admissions Events

Sep. 29th, 2020 | by: Julie Ferguson

Generally speaking, online MBA events have replaced in-person admissions events and campus visits. Before the global pandemic, my advice to applicants was to visit campus in order to assess the personality of the school, get to know the community, and see if the program is a right “fit” for them. Now that the bulk of […]

MBA Interview Tips: the M7 landscape to Your Prep Strategy

Sep. 28th, 2020 | by: Malvina Miller Complainville

If you receive an MBA interview invite from an M7 business school, it’s a clear signal the school believes in your potential. At the same time, competition is fierce among prospective students, and in a year of record-breaking MBA application volume across the top business schools, the interview has never been more important. Nowhere is this truer […]

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