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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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5 Summer Tips to Put Your Law School Applications Ahead of the Curve

If you’re applying to law school, the summer months aren’t just about barbecues and beach volleyball. They present a great opportunity to make important early progress in your law school application process. Here are five key priorities through the summer months: Create an Account on LSAC.org The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is an essential…

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Please and Thank You: 7 Tips to Getting Stellar Letters of Recommendation for Law School Applications

It is not too early to get a head start on a critical part of your law school applications: letters of recommendation. Letters from your professors or employers tell an important story about you: your work ethic, intellectual curiosity, character and drive. You should have a minimum of two, and potentially up to four, strong…

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MBAnalysis Blog: What Does a “Best Effort” Application Look Like?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are frequently asked what it takes to get into one of the top programs. Of course, you need a strong GPA, GMAT, work experience, essays, etc. But it also needs your best effort, meaning that you have done all that you need to create a killer MBA application. In real terms, this means the…

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6 Must-Do Things in July to Move Your MBA Applications Forward

Early July is about two months before the first regular-decision MBA application deadlines, including HBS’s. You’re likely pretty overwhelmed by all there is to do, but it helps to lay out the tasks in steps to keep all the moving parts together. Here are some things you should do in July: 1. Revise Essay Outlines…

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4 Steps to a 5 Star MBA Recommendation

During my 15 years on admissions committee, I read thousands of recommendation letters. Every so often a letter would STOP. ME. IN. MY. TRACKS. This kind of letter would shine a whole new light on the candidate and place them firmly on my radar screen. Here are four steps will help you get your very…

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MBA Preparation Spring Clean Up – Seven Tips for April

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Now that spring is here, time to do some cleaning up! Take a moment in-between dusting and vacuuming to organize your MBA applications as well. 1. Articulate Why MBA? And Why Now? Earning an MBA should be a transformational experience. For two years, you grow your skills, knowledge and relationships to take your career…

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Six Things to do in March to Prepare for MBA Applications

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Six months may seem like a long lead time to prepare for applying to business school, but there is a LOT more than just writing essays that needs to be done between now and September submission deadlines. If you weren’t following along last month, check out our February tips. Think back to when you…

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7 Things to do in February to Prepare for Round 1 MBA Applications

While Round 1 applications may seem far away, preparing now will allow you to develop a well thought out and comprehensive application. Here are 7 things you should be thinking about in February: Spend time doing self-assessment and reflection. Relax. Forget that you are thinking about getting an MBA.  Instead, think about your proudest moments….

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5 Steps to Your Best Grad School Recommendations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Learn how to obtain strong recommendation letters that can help you rise above others with similar scores or backgrounds. A recommendation is one of the more important parts of your grad school application. First-time enrollment in grad school is competitive and continues to be fierce. A ten-year long higher education study shows that the…

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5 Tips on Great Grad School Recommendations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] How to recognize the right recommenders. Grad School applications have risen in record numbers in the past few years.  A higher education study conducted from 2004-2014 showed a rise in enrollment by over 150,000 students. Last year, over 2 million people applied to grad school in the US. There is no wonder why. Applying…

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4 Tips for Selecting the Right MBA Recommenders

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What every MBA candidate should know to select the right persons to write your letters of recommendation. The right choice can be the difference between being accepted and getting turned down. With services that help candidates with MBA applications increasing in popularity, business schools have gotten very good at vetting candidates. Schools are able…

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