Think about your CANDIDACY first and your APPLICATION second

By Jeremy Dann MBA candidates targeting first round deadlines have either submitted their applications or are in the final phases of managing word counts, proofreading their essays and preparing for interviews.  But b-school applicants aiming …

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What you thought, felt, said and did

By Jeremy Dann Many applicants note that MIT-Sloan’s essays possess a bit of a unique wrinkle.  In addition to asking you to describe your leadership experiences, accomplishments and other managerial highlights, Sloan requests you recount …

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From the Trenches: Insights from Successful Applicants

As one group of nervous applicants transitions to being enrolled students, another group gets ready to apply. Why not learn from the successes, failures and decisions of the group before you? For the next several …

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What do I need to know about these schools?

By Jeremy Dann All of my clients ask me this question as they prepare to write the “Why MBA?” essay that most applications require.  Adding school-specific details is certainly a must”¦but let’s not get ahead …

“Why do you want to go to business school?”: Multiple constituencies, multiple answers

By Jeremy Dann You’re going to be asked that question a lot over the next several months, so you need to come up with a good answer.  Actually, several different good answers, each tailored for …

From the Trenches: Insights from Successful Applicants

As one group of nervous applicants transitions to being enrolled students, another group gets ready to apply. Why not learn from the successes, failures and decisions of the group before you? For the next several …