B-Schooled Podcast Episode #144: 10 Things to Consider 6 Months Before Applying (Part 2)


If you have six months (or more) before your application deadline, this two-part B-Schooled podcast is for you. In Part 1, we shared five sets of suggestions to help you:

1. Think about your application as a journey of self-discovery that can teach you important lessons about yourself,
2. Begin work on your short- and long-term goals now,
3. Rework your resume with a focus on quantifying impact,
4. Rework your resume with a focus on adding important context behind your numbers, and
5. Set professional and extracurricular stretch goals to complete between now and the time you apply.

In Part 2 of this podcast, we continue the conversation with additional suggestions and tips focused on how to:

6. Improve your GMAT/GRE score (or make the best of the score you already have).
7. Work through a Storymapping Exercise for your MBA application
8. Focus on—and improve—your MBA essays
9. Consider being vulnerable in your application
10. Set your recommenders up for success

We’ve also included one bonus suggestion we think is really valuable… but you will need to listen to the episode for that!

This B-Schooled episode can be found here, or take a listen on any of the major podcast platforms below.

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