We’re only a few weeks away from some major 2019 MBA application release dates. Perhaps you should start the process with a time out?
If you are 22-37 years old, congratulations, you’re a Millennial. You also happen to be in the sweet spot for returning for your MBA.
Nervous about applying to your favorite business school? Don’t you wish you could have a practice run? Maybe you can.
Round three is not for the faint of heart. Often considered the most competitive, surviving round three takes fortitude.
There’s an old story about a young bear who wants to venture out into the woods, but unlike his friends, he seeks counsel from an old bear first. Have you applied this lesson to your MBA journey and your career?
Now that applications have been released, it's time to get serious about your approach. The moves you make now could impact not only your admissions decisions, but also your workload over the next few months.
Applying to business school puts you in a very unique category. Unless you have a serious shift in your life plan, it’s unlikely you will ever be in the same situation again, that is, becoming a student in a terminal degree program. Now is your chance to get meetings with just about anyone you desire to discuss their experience and your vision.
MBA programs fill their applicant pools with an unlimited variety of professional backgrounds, so are you aligning your background with your target school’s reputation, or is your strategy to mix it up?
There’s always a struggle each year to decide which round to apply for your MBA. It’s not helping that schools are adding even more rounds.
Preparing business school applications is a grueling process, but there is another use of the word “prepare” which is far more important than the actual process itself. How about this play on words: Are you making proper preparations to prepare your applications?
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?
I met with an MBA applicant last week who is still working her way through a top ten undergrad program. She is dead-set on matriculating into an MBA program immediately after she graduates and wanted my advice. In short, I told her to wait. Want to know why? Read on…
Business schools are looking for leaders and expect applicants to have demonstrated leadership in their work and school history. Being a leader is so much a part of the MBA framework, in fact that you might be putting too much thought into what you have done and not enough into what you are doing.
One of the most oft overlooked profile characteristics is employability. Marketing yourself as a potential MBA candidate who will be not only highly qualified on the backend of the degree, but as someone whom recruiters will clamor over could be a great way to differentiate yourself in the application process.
Some people plan out their lives with robotic precision, including things such as graduate school in a pre-determined place on the schedule. Others adopt a take-life-as-it-comes approach, and place graduate school on the back burner, waiting until it feels right to go back. But is there an ideal age to apply to business school?
Did you get your MBA degree years ago? Or did you perhaps get your MBA from a school that didn’t live up to your expectations? Wouldn’t you like to get a do-over? Every year, we see applicants who already have an MBA degree, but who have decided to try and go back to get the degree again. Some find this to be more challenging than they realized.
When choosing what version of graduate business education is the right fit, the full time, two-year MBA program is what typically tops applicants’ wish lists. But can someone still achieve all they envision for themselves professionally with a one-year or part-time MBA option?