Applicant Strategy

Thinking Ahead

Thinking Ahead

If you are reading this blog, you are either in the throes of the final rounds, or more likely, are getting a head start on the 2019 application season.  Either way, it’s good to think ahead to August.

Stay Motivated

Stay Motivated

As the end of round two approaches, are you feeling like you’re running out of gas?  Here’s a few things you do to stay motivated and finish well.

Managing Deadlines

Managing Deadlines

Business schools desire to see many key traits in their applicants: Leadership, teamwork, solid work experience, good grades.  One often overlooked but very important skill for b-school is time management.  Are you using this skill now to manage your application deadlines?

Time to Shine

Time to Shine

For decades, women and under-represented minorities were rarely found taking part in MBA programs.  Once the world figured out the value of a diverse marketplace and boardroom, however, the tables began to turn.  There is now no better time to apply if you fall in one of these categories.

Getting Organized

Getting Organized

Failng to get organized as you begin your MBA application journey is tantamount to failing on purpose.  Here's a few tips on how you can ensure you take the preparation for MBA apps as seriously as you take business school itself.

Who's in the Pool?

Who's in the Pool?

This time of year, applicants from all walks of life are contemplating returning to b-school, and it’s not just businesspeople who are applying.  Does it make a difference where you come from when it comes to getting in?

The Executive MBA

The Executive MBA

If you’re thinking about not stepping away from your career to get an MBA, your options have expanded over the years into roughly three options, the part-time MBA, the online MBA, and the executive MBA.  The latter is the pickiest from an admissions standpoint, but might be the ideal option for the right person.

The Informational Interview

The Informational Interview

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.