Interview Outfit? Hint: Don’t Remix the Suit & Tie

Interview Outfit? Hint: Don’t Remix the Suit & Tie

The interview is one of the rare times when you don’t want to differentiate yourself. No matter your long-term goals, aim for assimilation in dress. Success is when the interviewer doesn’t take stock of your outfit. Here are more specific guidelines for each interview type: With Admissions Officers/Group Interview – On-Campus and Off-Campus Everyone: Wear a […]

Researching Your Interviewer is Good – just don’t be creepy

Researching Your Interviewer is Good – just don’t be creepy

Congratulations! You’re invited to interview. Now what? While the content of your answers is important, how you speak to the specific interviewer can also have a significant positive (or negative) impact. Get to Know the Interviewer It is important to know who is interviewing you so that your answers can take into account their background and […]

Pretend They’re Your Uber Driver: Tell Admissions Officers Your Whole Story

Pretend They’re Your Uber Driver: Tell Admissions Officers Your Whole Story

An optional essay is always “optional,” so if you have the opportunity to showcase yourself further on your application–DO IT! It can be a valuable and additive component to your application; however, you must use it to your advantage in the right way. Many optional essays are open-ended, asking you to include anything additional that […]

Death, Taxes, and MBA Admissions Essays

Death, Taxes, and MBA Admissions Essays

Writing MBA admissions essays seems like a giant, time sucking, stress inducing experience that admissions committees created to amuse themselves by inducing your suffering (the word is ‘schadenfreude’ if you want to sound smart). However, the reality is that they use the essays to separate the men and women from the boys and girls.   […]

10 Tips to Overcome a Poor GRE Score

10 Tips to Overcome a Poor GRE Score

This blog was contributed by our friends at Magoosh Test Prep.  It happens. You get a disappointing GRE score. Whether your bad score comes on a practice test or the real thing, your mantra needs to be the same: “We shall overcome.” But how do you recover from a poor GRE score? By retrying and […]

MBA Application Do’s and Don’ts

MBA Application Do’s and Don’ts

Application season is full swing. Here are some tips to help you successfully navigate the college application process: 👍 Do… Start Early Before things get too hectic with senior year, use the end of the summer and the start of the school year to finalize your school selections, create your Common Application account and school-specific accounts, […]

MBA Hopefuls – Do You Qualify for the Consortium Fellowship?

MBA Hopefuls – Do You Qualify for the Consortium Fellowship?

Outside of admissions help, the question I get asked the most is about college affordability.  It still surprises me that some MBA applicants don’t know about the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (www.cgsm.org). When I applied to business school, I didn’t know about the Consortium and had I known, it would’ve made me re-think […]

Go for the GOLD, not the GMAT

Go for the GOLD, not the GMAT

I love the Olympics. It’s not so much about the medals or the amazing shows and pageantry, rather it’s about the personal stories….the stories of triumph, resilience, hard work, humility, faith, and teamwork. We hear the stories of our country’s athletes and we laugh, cheer, and even cry, with them. As I sat watching the […]

What is “Passion” from the Standpoint of MBA Admissions?

What is “Passion” from the Standpoint of MBA Admissions?

“Passion” sounds sexy. It inspires an emotional, arousing, and intense response. It evokes images of desire or romance. Literature, media, and advertising, have so shaped, even skewed, our understanding of passion that many associate the word with a general’s stirring the troops (Mel Gibson in Braveheart), or a football player in a pre-game huddle delivering […]

6 Trending Post-MBA Career Paths

6 Trending Post-MBA Career Paths

MBA programs are advertised as gateways to a boosted salary. The extent of career success depends on your personal skills and hard work, but there is one thing that is certain – they are expensive! Before you go on to score those high-flying jobs, you have to shell out a huge amount of money. This […]