Category: admissions

Whether to Write the Optional Essay

Application essays are ideal opportunities to showcase your creativity and to make an impression, but is the optional essay really necessary? Your initial reaction might be no: You may be too busy given the demands of your day job or life in general. However, you might want to reconsider. Our application offers three options: 1)

Profession-Ready: What it Means, Why You Should Care

In today’s job market, employers are placing a strong emphasis on hiring people with critical business skills who can bring value to the organization immediately, who can think and act strategically from day one, and who can handle situations as if they’ve been there for year—people who are unquestionably profession-ready. Law schools in particular have

What to Ask at the End of an Admissions Interview

One of the main objectives of this new blog is for our team to provide prospective students with valuable advice that we’ve gleaned from decades of working in admissions. Because who better for you to hear it from than those in the trenches? So let’s get right to it. Our first piece of advice stems

How to Make Your MBA Application Stand Out

One of the most common questions we’re asked when speaking with prospective MBA candidates is, “What should I focus on when completing my application?” The answer we want to give is, “Everything.” Admission decisions are made through a holistic review process and all information presented within an application is considered. But different information is considered

Strategies for Attending an MBA Fair

For many aspiring MBA students, attending an MBA fair or recruitment event is among the first steps in the program search process. It’s information gathering—an opportunity both to learn more about programs of interest and to consider additional programs. That being the case, here are several strategies that can help make your experience at an

Why You Should Pursue an MBA

At some point during the MBA admission process, aspiring candidates will be asked why they have decided to pursue the degree. It’s as inevitable as it is crucial to have a thoughtful, purposeful response. But before you can compose and articulate personal reasons for pursuing the degree, it’s imperative to explore the broader context of