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Build Your MBA Leadership Profile Through Community Involvement

Build Your MBA Leadership Profile Through Community Involvement

Although giving blood, participating in charity runs, and making financial contributions to worthy causes are noble endeavors, they are not viewed as leadership or community involvement by admissions committees at top MBA programs. Similarly, you do not have to start a nonprofit or sit on the junior boards of multiple organizations to demonstrate your leadership…

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What Does a “Best Effort” MBA Application Look Like?

We at Stratus Admissions Counseling are frequently asked what it takes to get into one of the top-ranked MBA programs. Of course, you need a strong GPA, GMAT, or GRE score, along with work experience, essays, etc. But gaining acceptance also requires your best effort—meaning that you have done all that you can to create…

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Using Lessons from Greek Life in MBA Applications

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Recently, I had a conversation with a client about whether or not he should use a fraternity story as a part of his business school application. After learning more about his story, it was obvious the life skills and leadership he learned is his role as president of his fraternity was directly applicable to business…

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Asian MBAs to European Business School

Tips for Sponsored Asian MBA Candidates Applying to European MBA Programs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]European MBA programs have been increasingly a top choice for employer-sponsored Asian MBA candidates, given their shorter duration (hence higher ROI for the employer), more flexible curriculum and more internationally diversified student body than their North American counterparts. INSEAD typically receives 15% sponsored students in a year, while this figure drops to below 5% at…

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Didn’t Get Into Your Public Policy Program and Thinking About Re-Applying? Here’s How to Re-Tool

Over the past few weeks, Masters in Public Policy Program(s) have released their admissions decisions. Not everyone got the news they were hoping for, of course, but if you’re considering applying again, then you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we talk through some of the most important steps you can take to…

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5 Tips for Indian MBA Applicants to Build a Leadership Profile

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Top US MBA programs value leadership which, for candidates with just a handful of years of work experience, frequently is a result of involvement with community organizations. While community engagement is engrained in American students, many international candidates struggle to present a strong leadership profile. While many Indian MBA candidates have outstanding GMAT scores and…

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Build Your MBA Leadership Profile Through Community Involvement

To view an updated version of this blog post, click here. Young professionals are constantly reevaluating their goals. If one of your goals is to apply to business school and get an MBA, now is the time to build out your leadership profile! Although giving blood, participating in charity runs and making financial contributions to…

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Get Involved: Community Leadership Can Enrich Your MBA Application

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every year, the crop of candidates applying to top MBA programs become more and more competitive. Many applicants may think that the ideal candidate from the perspective of the admissions committee is largely based on a formula of numbers such as GPA and GMAT score. Although these numbers are important, top programs are looking for more:…

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