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MIT Interview Essay Question

Feb, 16, 2017

IF YOU ARE INVITED FOR AN MBA INTERVIEW AT MIT SLOAN Those invited to interview will be asked to answer the following question: The mission of the MIT Sloan School of Management is to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and to generate ideas that advance management practice. Please share with us something [...]


MBA Admissions Interviewing: Understanding Prior Interview Experience

Jan, 31, 2017

Please see my guest blog post for Service2School on “MBA Admissions Interviewing: Understanding Prior Interview Experience.”


Brief thoughts on recent HBS MBA admissions interviews

Jan, 29, 2017

In this post, I discuss HBS MBA admissions interviews. My long prior post on that topic is here. This post builds on what is in that post so I suggest reviewing it first. For my detailed suggestions on overall interview preparation, please see: -MBA Application Interview Strategy -Interview Practice is ABOUT SPEAKING! -Further Comments on [...]


GMAT 8 Times Lifetime Limit

Dec, 10, 2016

This is big news that was announced last month on the official website of the GMAT: “Candidates can’t exceed five GMAT exams within a 12-month period or the eight lifetime GMAT exams (lifetime limit updated November 2016).” There was previously no lifetime limit.  Now there is.  I guess this means that GMAT prep instructors will not [...]


MIT Sloan MBA Essays for Fall 2017 Admission

Aug, 18, 2016

In this post I will discuss the Class of 2019 MBA application admissions essays for the MIT Sloan School of Management.   You can see the my client results and testimonials here.   Before analyzing MIT Sloan School of Management MBA Essays for Fall 2017 entry, I think it is important to take a look at MIT [...]


HLS Resume Template Collection for LL.M. Applicants

Jul, 31, 2016

In addition to the resume template I make available, Harvard Law School has a great collection of CV templates useful for anyone pursuing graduate studies in law.   You can see other resume templates at the Harvard Law School site. This is a great collection of legal resumes for a variety of purposes. I don’t necessarily think [...]


Chicago Booth 2016-2017 MBA Application Essays

Jul, 29, 2016

This post is on the University of Chicago Booth’s MBA application essays for 2016-2017 admission to the Class of 2019. The University of Chicago is a very intellectually serious place.  Booth reflects that culture. Not everyone who goes there is an intellectual, but most are quite smart.  Your objective is to show you understand yourself, understand [...]


Wharton MBA Essay Questions for Class of 2019

Jul, 28, 2016

In this post, I analyze the essay questions for the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for Fall 2017 admission. You can find testimonials from my clients admitted to Wharton in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015  here. Unlike the trend in the last several years, where the number of essays or word count has [...]


INSEAD MBA Essay Questions for September 2017 Admission

Jul, 21, 2016

Here I discuss INSEAD’s essays for September 2017 Entry (Class of July 2018).  The application has been updated and now there is a video component.  As the details of what the video component is are not fully available at this time, I will update this post soon (July 21, 2016).  Since 2001, when I began doing [...]


MBA Admissions Events in Tokyo

Jul, 17, 2016

As I am based in Japan, I keep track of MBA Admissions Events in Tokyo.  Sorry I can’t do it for the whole world!  The list can be found here and will be updated weekly.


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