Background Checks in MBA Admissions

Background checks in MBA admissions are more common for some schools than others, but their overall use is growing. Some programs vet every admitted applicant, while others randomly select a percentage of candidates. Still others …

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Focus on Fit When Choosing Which MBA Programs to Target

If you seek a business school environment where you’ll truly thrive, focus on fit over ranking and brand. While the latter two are important, if you don’t feel at home from the moment you set …

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Are You Ready for Round 2 at HBS?

The second round deadline is coming up at Harvard Business School on January 4th, and there’s no time like the present to review some of the key elements your MBA application should highlight if you’re …

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Stacy Blackman’s 2018 Year in Review

How is it possible that we’re already at the final day of 2018? Once again, the time is upon us to make new resolutions, push ourselves to learn and grow, and rededicate ourselves to our …

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So Long, 2018! Time to Reflect and Look Forward

As we prepare to welcome 2019 next week, it’s a time for reflection and anticipation. But odds are if you’ve been working on MBA applications, you’ve already been doing a lot of both over the past …

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Decide Whether to Alter Your MBA Application Strategy in Round 2

If you applied in Round 1 and plan to submit materials to other business schools in Round 2, you may feel tempted to mix up your MBA application strategy for a couple of submissions—especially if …

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