B

Blog

KEY POSTS

Be sure to read my key posts on the admissions process.
Topics include: Essays, resumes, recommendations, rankings, and more!

MBA Application Planning For 2018 Entry

Mar, 23, 2017


Now that Round two results for 2017 entry are coming in, I am increasingly focused on initial consultations for MBA applicants applying for 2018 entry.  They often ask what to do now before essay season, which really begins June, commences.  Here is what I tell them: 1.  If your GMAT (or GRE equivalent) is not [...]


READ MORE

Interview Preparation: There is no one way to do it.

Mar, 06, 2017


One thing I have learned over the last 15 plus years of coaching applicants on MBA, scholarship, and other admissions interviews is that there is no one way to prepare.  What works for one applicant, does not necessarily work for another. People not only have different learning styles, they have different psychologies. If you are [...]


READ MORE

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 [...]


READ MORE

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.”


READ MORE

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 [...]


READ MORE

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 [...]


READ MORE

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 [...]


READ MORE

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 [...]


READ MORE

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 [...]


READ MORE

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 [...]


READ MORE

More Blog


Latest from the Blog