One of the most complicated decisions about business school applications is simply when to go back.
You would certainly hire a lawyer to help you in a legal case or a doctor to help you with your medical condition. Why would you not seek professional help to get into business school?
Interviewing with your target MBA program is a real privilege, so preparing adequately is critical. When it comes time for you to ask the questions, however, will you be ready?
What makes you special? If you’re in the market for an MBA, you’d better begin thinking about this question if you want to get an offer.
Round three is not for the faint of heart. Often considered the most competitive, surviving round three takes fortitude.
By now, you may know that applications are down this year for most business schools. Are you taking advantage of the dip?
It’s no secret that business schools like to matriculate veterans. If you have military service on your resume, however, are you leveraging it to maximize your odds of admission?
Have you received the email yet? You know, the one inviting you to come interview at your target MBA program? It’s the best feeling ever, right? Then the terror sinks in.
We’re only two weeks into the new year. How are those resolutions working out?
There’s never a shortage of tips if you’re looking to ace your MBA interview. The most important tip of all, however, is to do your interview in person.
Not all business schools allow visitors to sit in on a class, but if they do, it’s a great way to sample the wares. Just make sure you don’t make the wrong impression as you participate.
Applying to business school is hard. It’s not as hard as business school itself, but it definitely taps your dedication early in the process. And this time of year is a tough time to test your meddle.
Visiting your target MBA program is a necessary and extremely helpful tool when crafting a winning application, but most people are strapped for the time to do so. Often, it’s only the holidays which provide the required extra time to make a visit in person.
This time of year there’s plenty of occasions to present yourself well. As an MBA applicant, not only will you be going to interviews, but you will also be invited to various social events throughout the holiday season. Practice the one-click up technique to always make a great impression.
This time of year is stressful for many reasons. The holidays themselves are crushing. Family time can be just as taxing as it is soothing. Buying Christmas presents becomes a chore and like the song says, the traffic is terrific. Worst of all, MBA deadlines and all the accompanying details loom large.
Most applicants spend considerable time laying out a thoughtful career vision for their target schools, one that makes logical sense and often ties directly into their past experience. But what if you change your mind?
If you were bold enough, or savvy enough, or organized enough to have applied early in the MBA admissions process, you know by now whether or not you got in. If you got in, you now have the luxury of extra time between now and matriculation. What are you doing with it?
Decisions, decisions. With admissions offers coming in (or possibly not), it’s a good time to figure out your move-forward MBA plan. What to do?