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Tips for your Oxford Saïd 2021–2022 Application Essays

Tips for your Oxford Saïd 2021–2022 Application Essays

Oxford Saïd business school takes great pride in being part of a “world-class university, tackling world-class problems.” The school attracts a diverse student body that comes from all areas of life and is motivated to drive change and turn ideas into action. The program’s 250-word essay is a great way to showcase a personal aspect…

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Four Tips for Selecting the Right MBA Recommenders

Throughout the MBA application process, you’ll effectively put together a campaign based on your personal story making the case for why you should be accepted to your target school(s). Many people find it challenging to tell their personal story in a logical and compelling way within the limited application materials. Therefore, recommenders are a critical…

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Tips for Prepping Your Business School Recommenders

Tips for Prepping Your Business School Recommenders

Join us on Thursday, September 23, 2021, as Donna Bauman and Lisa Cummings share their decades of insight into how to approach getting 5 star recommendations that will WOW MBA admissions officers. Register for “4 Steps to a 5 Star Recommendation” for free! You’ve probably heard that MBA letters of recommendation can make or break…

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How to Successfully Transition to a Career in Sustainability 

How to Successfully Transition to a Career in Sustainability 

Every day, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) are taking on increased importance at companies and in boardrooms around the world. After the events of 2020, it’s becoming even clearer that companies can’t just focus on profit—stakeholders and shareholders expect and demand that companies operate responsibly and commit to being positive global citizens.  With this…

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What Is DEI, and Why Do Business Schools Care About It?

What Is DEI, and Why Do Business Schools Care About It?

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a collection of policies and programs within an organization designed to encourage representation and participation of people across all racial, ethnic, gender, religion, and ability backgrounds. DEI has become increasingly important to organizations in recent years, and this is reflected in its elevation within MBA programs. In the United…

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Tips for Your Texas McCombs 2021–2022 Application Essays

Transformation. The Texas McCombs MBA is all about personal and professional transformation. The program offers countless opportunities for you to learn and grow. So before you start writing your application essays for the school, reflect on the direction you want to take and how McCombs will help you get there. What impact do you see…

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Help! Am I Ready to Apply in Round 1?

Help! Am I Ready to Apply in Round 1?

Getting accepted to a top MBA program is more competitive than ever. We are quickly approaching round 1 MBA submission deadlines. Are you REALLY ready to submit? Will your applications reflect your best effort? We encourage you to attend our upcoming webinar on Tuesday, August 10, 2021: Help! Am I Ready to Submit in Round…

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Tips for Your Carnegie Mellon Tepper 2021–2022 Application Essays 

Carnegie Mellon Tepper offers a STEM-designated MBA program that prepares individuals to become the next generation of leaders “at the intersection of business, technology, and analytics.” The school fosters a culture of teamwork and encourages its students to work together, be innovative, and create impact through effective leadership. Because Tepper’s student body is small and closely…

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Tips for Your Cornell Johnson 2021–2022 Application Essays

Cornell Johnson has a small, close-knit community and an amiable culture with an international focus and an emphasis on collaboration. The school looks for candidates who will have an impact on the program both as students and after graduation. Leadership, teamwork skills, the ability to analyze problems, and strong interpersonal capabilities are key traits the…

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Tips for Your MIT Sloan 2021–2022 Application Essays

MIT Sloan wants you to make your pitch for admission in a somewhat unique application essay format: a business cover letter. Although the information the admissions committee wants is not that different from what most programs seek, the presentation might be a bit daunting for some candidates. Sloan also asks for a short video introduction,…

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Tips for College (and Pro) Athletes Applying to MBA Programs

Tips for College (and Pro) Athletes Applying to MBA Programs

The phrase “An athlete will die twice, the first time at retirement” will ring true for many athletes. After years of investing so much time and energy to the sport, they’ve created lasting memories, built lifelong friendships, and developed personality traits during the peaks and troughs of their career. The extensive personal sacrifice required often…

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The Top Seven Things to Do While on an MBA Waitlist

Top US One-Year MBA Programs

While European business schools are starting to offer more two-year MBA programs, the number of one-year programs in the United States continues to grow. Such schools as Northwestern Kellogg and Cornell Johnson have long offered one-year options to prospective students. Before highlighting some of the top US-based one-year MBA programs, let’s talk about why you…

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