Navigating the Application Process

By Chris Anselmo, MBA ’16 As I write this blog post, I can’t help but think back to this time last year. I was frantically studying for the GMAT, and was living and dying on the result of every practice test. I was taking a prep class on Tuesday nights while working a full day,

Ten Reasons Why Boston Is the Best City for MBA Students

Especially when we are “on the road” attending recruiting events, we are asked about Boston as a destination city. Prospective students usually already know that Boston is booming with world-class universities. They know Boston is home to great sports franchises, of course, and some really good chowder. But they want to know, rightfully so, what

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)

Five Tips to Keep in Mind When Writing Your Essay

You’ve noted your educational background, provided your work experience, and shared your test scores. Next comes the essay. Essays offer applicants a unique opportunity to make an impression. What you say and how you present it conveys to admissions officers your personality, ambition, and diligence—so make it a great read. Here are five tips to

Q&A with a BC MBA alum: Joe Marullo, MBA ’14

One of the reasons students choose to pursue their MBA at Boston College is our fiercely loyal and successful alumni network. Every month, we’ll feature a Q&A with a BC MBA alum here on the blog. Learning about their experience can help you determine if the program is right for you—and potentially introduce you to

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