We’re wrapping up the second week of the Words of Wisdom (WOW) campaign on our social media streams. Have you been following along? The goal is to galvanize potential MBA candidates with inspirational quotes from the top business schools and our educational partners, and the online response has been through the roof!
More than 12 elite MBA programs, and organizations such as Forté Foundation and the MBA Tour, will chime in with their thoughts on topics such as how to conquer the GMAT, solve the thorniest business problems, manage your time, and be true to your values.
Every Friday for the next month, we’ll provide a roundup of these motivational messages here on the blog, but you can see them right away on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use the following hashtags: #WOW #WordsofWisdom #SBCWOW #MBAinspiration and #BeInspired to check it out each day.
We hope these messages inspire you to make 2016 your best year ever!
- “Here at @NYUStern, we value IQ + EQ. Embrace your individuality. Don’t hold back,” says Assistant Dean Isser Gallogly, New York University Stern School of Business
- “Give 100% attention to the task at hand. The past is over and the future hasn’t arrived. Focus on the present.” GMAT Genius
- “Remember to be memorable. Don’t be afraid to reveal and share the true stories that make you unique. Memorable candidates are not forgotten and sharing a highlight from your personal journey makes you stand out from others,” advises Judi Byers, Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Cornell’s Johnson School of Management
- “Both the GMAT and the GRE are difficult exams that cover a wide range of topics. Give yourself time to prepare and master the complex academic material,” suggests Paul Siemens, Director of Advantage Testing of Los Angeles
- “Throughout the admissions process we genuinely want to get to know you. When preparing your essays, make sure you answer the questions asked, but at the same time, don’t overthink your responses. Be authentic!” says Jim Holmen, Director of Admissions at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business
- “You are the hero of your own story.” Forté Foundation
- “Be uniquely you. We seek a diverse MBA class and value variety in perspective, experience, outlook and thought,” explains Kelly R. Wilson, Executive Director of MBA Admissions at Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business
- “Be tenacious, and be goal oriented. This will help you during your GMAT Prep and the entire MBA application process.” The Economist Test Prep
- “Double check your essays! Schools want to see that you know how you’ll benefit from the MBA, and also how you’ll enhance the community as a student. Make sure your essays are specific to each individual school, and that you highlight both parts of the ‘fit’ equation—what you’ll give back as well as what you’ll get from the program,” counsels Allison Jamison, Director of Recruitment at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
- “A detailed plan of action can keep your endeavors on track, but ask someone to hold you accountable.” GMAT Genius