MBA Snapshot: Fuqua School of Business

MBA Snapshot: Fuqua School of Business

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University is the youngest business school in the top ten, yet has been ranked as high as #1 in BusinessWeek’s annual ranking.  Its youthfulness is reflected in a fun and collaborative culture.  A driver of the innovative classroom, Fuqua applicants clamor over the relatively small number of seats each year.  With one of the highest average ages among all business school students, Fuqua’s mature student body knows the value of experience.  Here are three of the most attractive characteristics of one of the most popular b-schools in the world.

MBA Snapshot: Chicago Booth

MBA Snapshot:  Chicago Booth

Chicago Booth is the second oldest business school in the US behind Tuck, so they must be doing something right.  Even without its prestigious location in Hyde Park near Lake Michigan, however, Chicago would still be highly desirable as an MBA destination.  Here are three key reasons the world counts Chicago among the coveted M7 business schools.

MBA Interview Prep - How to Answer "What Accomplishment Are Your Most Proud of?"

MBA Interview Prep - How to Answer "What Accomplishment Are Your Most Proud of?"

Our approach to answering a common MBA interview question, "What Accomplishment Are Your Most Proud of?"

MBA Snapshot: Kellogg School of Management

MBA Snapshot: Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg, in addition to being a delicious cereal brand is also the namesake school of John L. Kellogg, the founder of the company.  The Kellogg School of Management remains solidly in the top ten business schools for a variety of reasons, but there are three key areas that keep the applications pouring in year after year…

MBA Snapshot: Columbia Business School

MBA Snapshot: Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School is located in the energetic business capital of the universe, but that’s not the only reason why this ivy league business school remains consistently in the top ten.  Here’s a snapshot of the three things Columbia is most known for…

MBA Snapshot: The Wharton School

MBA Snapshot: The Wharton School

The Wharton School is considered by many to be the best business school in the world.  Unlike many of its competitors in the top then, however, Wharton is one of the few business schools which has both an undergraduate and a graduate business program, essentially doubling its resources.  Here are three other reasons why Wharton is so well respected…

MBA Snapshot: Harvard Business School

MBA Snapshot:  Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School is clearly one of the best known business schools in the world.  With more than 900 students in each year’s graduating class, it’s also one of the largest, not to mention one of the oldest (founded in 1908).  Here’s the top three reasons why HBS is so renowned…

Student Loan Forgiveness

Student Loan Forgiveness

Millennials get a lot of grief these days about a lot of things, one of which is debt.  If you are going back to b-school, you are probably a millennial, so you likely have been thinking about your debt load. Wouldn’t it be great if your student loans could be forgiven?  Sound too good to be true?  Read on…

Doing the Fellowship Shuffle

Doing the Fellowship Shuffle

Stanford’s financial aid missteps have been all over the news this week, which should get us all thinking about scholarship and fellowship opportunities in general.  If you are currently applying to b-school, you should definitely be considering how you might make the journey more affordable with support from your target schools. And whether or not your school is giving you accurate information about how it all works.

 

Balancing Round Two Deadlines With the Holidays

Balancing Round Two Deadlines With the Holidays

The yearend holiday season is typically the busiest time of the year for just about everyone, but layering on MBA applications can make it downright insane.  You need a strategy to make it through it all without losing your mind, and hopefully in the process, also earning a spot at your desired school.

B-school interviews vs. Job Interviews

B-school interviews vs. Job Interviews

When it comes to interviews, one of the most common mistakes MBA applicants make is to prepare for their MBA interview in the exact same way they prepare for a job interview.  If you want to avoid an eye roll after you leave your school’s interview session and potentially being told “thanks but no thanks,”  read on…

Being Thankful

Being Thankful

This time of year is all about Thanksgiving.  Well, and Christmas, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  Giving thanks is an important part of everyone’s lives, but the busy schedules we all lead can leave us skipping over thankfulness altogether.  Similarly, when it comes to business school applications, clients often fail to remember to give appropriate thanks too.  Are you one of them?

Owning Your MBA Career Goals in 5 Easy Steps

Owning Your MBA Career Goals in 5 Easy Steps

Let's talk about Career Goals for a minute.  This is always a good topic, honestly, because whatever time of year it is and whatever stage of the application process we are all encountering, the narrative of a candidate's career goals will always be paramount.  

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

If you applied during round one, you are hopefully by now receiving interview invitations from some of your target schools.  While preparing for this stage can certainly be a stressful time, most applicants find excitement and take comfort in being identified as someone the schools want to talk to.  Some of the most common questions you will likely face will be about your strengths and weaknesses.  Are you ready to answer them?

Tell Me About Yourself

Tell Me About Yourself

The most common interview question is often the interviewers opening line, so it almost seems like an ice-breaker instead of a serious interview question.  While “Tell me about yourself,” sounds simple enough on the surface, the way you answer this seemingly innocuous question can make or break the rest of the interview---and possibly your chances of admission altogether.