Application Advice From Tuck’s MBA Program
Earlier this week, Patricia Harrison, associate director of admissions at Tuck School of Business, offered some sound advice on the application process gathered during a recent business school networking event.
Here, Harrison shares some of the parting words of advice generated by the panel, which included admissions officers from New York University Stern School of Business, Boston University and UCLA Anderson School of Management:
- Business school applications require a lot of self-reflection. Be sure to take time in advance to think about who you are, what your goals are and how an MBA will help you reach those goals.
- Get your financial house in order. Business school is expensive. Start thinking about how you are going to finance it. See if you can pay off some of your bills now so they won’t be hanging over your head, start saving money.
- Be yourself. A lot of people think they have to be the “traditional business school applicant” and try to tell the admissions committee what they think the committee wants to hear, rather than what they really think. There are no right or wrong answers to the questions we ask. If you are yourself, your individual personality will come through, and you will be more able to differentiate yourself from the rest of the applicant pool.
- Have fun and don’t get too stressed out. Business school applications are A LOT of work, but in the end, it will all be worth it.
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