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MBA Applicants: Waiting for interview invites? Start your interview preparation now!

Jan, 17, 2016


Are you waiting for MBA application interview invitations?  Now is the time to start your preparation. For my detailed suggestions on overall interview preparation, please see: -MBA Application Interview Strategy -Interview Practice is ABOUT SPEAKING! -Further Comments on MBA Admissions Interviews  -General Characteristics of Admissions Officers, Students, and Alumni Interviewers -Recovering from a bad answer [...]


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Yes, you really should write your own MBA admissions essays!

Nov, 19, 2015


As an MBA admissions consultant, I help clients with their B-school applications. I advise on essays. I sometimes edit essays. I don’t write essays. I believe in helping applicants use their own own voice. I always thought this was the right thing to do and that ghostwritten essays were not only unethical, but highly risky [...]


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Top of the Ecosystem: Why Top 10 MBA Applicants Should Apply to HBS

Nov, 15, 2015


Every year I have clients who get rejected from HBS and get admitted to other top MBA programs.  This year has been no different.  One of those who was rejected in R1 and offered an interview at another Top 10 business school asked me if it had been a waste of time to apply to [...]


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Preparing for Wharton Interviews for the Class of 2018

Nov, 05, 2015


In this post, I discuss how to prepare for Wharton Interviews for fall 2016 entry. My post on Wharton’s essays for the Class of 2018, can be found here.   There are two parts to the Wharton interview, the team-based interview and one-to-one interview.  Each part can be prepared for. I am assuming anyone who is [...]


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If you get an HBS interview invite…

Oct, 06, 2015


If you get an HBS interview invite…   The most important thing to do is quickly decide when and where you want to interview.   Spaces at all the hub interview sites tend to fill up early, so if you are not planing to come for a campus interview, reserve your space as soon as [...]


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How to Prepare for MIT Sloan MBA Admissions Interviews

Sep, 30, 2015


In this post, which is significantly updated, I discuss how to prepare for an MIT Sloan MBA admissions interview. If you have been invited to interview for the Class of 2018, this post is for you!     Beyond my 18 comprehensive service clients admitted to MIT Sloan since Fall 2008 entry (I began my own consulting [...]


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Columbia Business School MBA Application Interviews

Sep, 29, 2015


In this post I provide advice on how to prepare for a Columbia Business School MBA interview. You can find my post on Columbia Essays here. Beyond my 29 comprehensive service clients admitted to Columbia since 2008 entry (I began my own consulting service in September 2007), I have worked with additional clients only on interviews. and more [...]


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University of Chicago Booth MBA Admissions Interviews

Sep, 29, 2015


In this post I discuss MBA admissions interviews for the University Chicago Booth. Beyond my 25 comprehensive service clients admitted to Booth since Fall 2008 entry (I began my own consulting service in September 2007), I have worked with additional clients only on interviews. and more still from 2001-2007 when I was working for a test prep company’s admissions [...]


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Stanford GSB MBA Admissions Interviews

Sep, 29, 2015


Stanford GSB’s is the hardest MBA admission interview invitation to get on the planet.  If you have been invited, your chance of admission just went from about 6.5% (depends on the year) to 50%.   The odds are much better, now you must close the deal.  While a poor interview is unlikely to result in admission,  the [...]


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HBS Admissions Interviews for the MBA Class of 2018

Sep, 29, 2015


In this post I provide advice for HBS Admissions Interviews for the MBA Class of 2018. HBS ADCOM HQ   In my experience, applicants who succeed at HBS MBA interviews go to their interview with a sense of confidence based on having done careful preparation. My clients who have failed the interview stage have often done so because of related reasons: lack [...]


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