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Plan B for Your MBA Applications: Five Things to Think About

As Round 1 MBA decisions start rolling in, in terms of both admits and invitations to interview, now is the time to think about a Plan B—including MBA programs that you now wish to target for Round 2. Let me begin by reassuring you that there is time to create a compelling application for nearly…

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Nine Tips to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile Before Applying to Business School

Nine Tips to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile Before Applying to Business School

If you are planning to apply to business school this application season, remember to review your social media presence in case one of the 35% of adcom members who said they have checked out an applicant’s profile online looks at yours! When I worked on the admissions side at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, LinkedIn was…

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Congrats on Submitting Your MBA Application – What to Do Next (Part 2)

Congrats on Submitting Your MBA Application – What to Do Next (Part 2)

Congratulations again on successfully submitting your Round 1 MBA applications! It is not an easy process, and you deserve a lot of credit for getting your applications in on time. For many of you, now is the time to start preparing for your MBA interviews; we have provided you with some interview guidance in part 1…

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Congrats on Submitting Your MBA Application – What to Do Next (Part 1)

Congrats on Submitting Your MBA Application – What to Do Next (Part 1)

Kudos to all of you who successfully got your Round 1 MBA applications in on time! For some of you, that may have meant some late nights polishing your essays, fumbling through the online applications, and bugging your recommenders. For others, it may have been more of a leisurely stroll to the finish line. In…

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Five Tips for Your Virtual Interview

Chances are you may find yourself doing a virtual interview at least once during the MBA admissions process, especially now that most business schools are conducting all of their interviews remotely for the 2020–2021 application season. Although the basics of interviewing remain the same whether conducted in person, via Skype/Zoom, or by phone, there are…

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Think Like an Adcom Member to Ace Your MBA Interview

As a former member of the admissions committee (adcom) at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, I can share with you some of the groups I had to answer to in the MBA admissions process. Whether you interview with a member of the admissions committee, an alum, or a second-year student, it is helpful to think about…

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Five Things to Do in Your MBA Interviews

The first hurdle business school applicants must clear is getting an interview. And at some schools, that is nearly impossible. At Harvard Business School, for example, only roughly 20% of applicants are invited to interview. if you are one of the lucky few who do get invited to tell their story, keep in mind that…

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Five Things Not to Do in Your MBA Interviews

So, you were lucky enough to receive an invitation to interview at your top-choice MBA program. Congratulations! Your chances of being accepted have just risen from maybe 15% to roughly 50% (although this varies by school). Now that you have a great opportunity to cement your candidacy, here are some things to avoid during an…

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Six Tips for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion Interview

Congratulations! You have been invited to interview at Wharton! Making it this far in the business school application process is a huge win, but preparing for the unique Team-Based Discussion (TBD) presents new challenges. Here are six tips to follow so you can feel ready (and maybe a little more excited!) for your Wharton Team-Based…

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October Tips to Get You Ready for Round 2

October Tips to Get You Ready for Round 2

As many aspiring MBA students are wrapping up Round 1 applications or anxiously awaiting a coveted interview invite, perhaps you are wondering where to begin! Do not worry. If you use your time wisely, you can have several applications complete and ready to submit before January deadlines. Here is what you need to be doing in October to ensure you get there. 

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Tips for Your 2020-2021 Berkeley Haas Essays

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, has continued to identify questions that help the admissions team get to know the authentic you—and it is important to make sure that shines through in your essays. Although the second essay has been rephrased, it still asks you to assess your leadership style…

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How to Nail Your 2020–2021 UNC Kenan-Flagler Application Essays

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is highlighted in a new essay question that addresses this topic.  Keep Kenan-Flagler’s core values of excellence, leadership, integrity, community, and teamwork in mind as you consider your responses to the program’s essay questions. Here are the published deadlines for UNC Kenan-Flagler for 2020–2021.

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