About a week into my first year of law school, I was sitting in the library preparing for contracts class. I opened my casebook and got to it. The assignment was very short: two cases, heavily abridged, totaling only five pages with notes. Reading cases, particularly at that point in one’s legal education, takes time,… View Article
Reading a personal statement recently, my eyebrows raised while reading the second sentence. The applicant used the word “peccadillo,” a word I hate to admit I didn’t know how to define. Encountering such an uncommon word, and one that was unfamiliar to me, led to the following thoughts: • Is this an instance of writing… View Article
March Madness is underway! While it is universally understood that basketball is the meaning of this, for many involved with MBA programs, there is a lot of madness in March! For those working on the admissions side, staffers are poring over thousands of applications to make R2 decisions. This is also the month that many… View Article
The average age of a first year MBA student is 29 – roughly the same as the average of starting quarterbacks in the NFL. Yet, at 39, Tom Brady recently led the Patriots to his fifth Super Bowl win. If Tom Brady can be a successful outlier, so can I…right? Getting into your top choice… View Article
The business school applications process is a rigorous and intimidating triathlon of sorts, a multi-stage event requiring endurance, speed, and keen strategy. Moreover, it requires a tri-athlete’s ability to separate oneself from the herd of sharp-elbowed competitors. Rejected from your top choice MBA program? Don’t give up! We can help. Stratus Application Analysis package is… View Article
Business schools want to admit candidates that they believe can withstand the quantitative rigor of an MBA program. Whether you are a non-traditional applicant with limited exposure to quant-focused work or someone who did not perform well in those courses as an undergrad, there is no need to beat yourself up over things that cannot… View Article
Six months may seem like a long lead time to prepare for applying to business school, but there is a LOT more than just writing essays that needs to be done between now and September submission deadlines. If you weren’t following along last month, check out our February tips. Think back to when you applied… View Article
Whether you’re applying in the upcoming admissions cycle or might wait until next year, if you’re committed to applying to law school, you can take the following steps toward submitting your applications right now. 1. LSAC Registrations The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is the organization that manages all aspects of the law school application… View Article
Name change reflects team-based focus on business, law and graduate school placement.
Stratus Admissions Counseling today announced its name change from Stratus Prep to Stratus Admissions Counseling to more accurately reflect the company’s team-based focus on MBA, law and graduate school placement. Stratus is a team of experienced and dedicated admissions counselors utilizing Stratus’ comprehensive, multi-step process to position applicants for admissions success.
Rooted in the mission of growing the number of Black, Hispanic and Native American business leaders, the Consortium has made the dreams of many come true in a multitude of ways over the past 50 years. As a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) alumni, I have benefited from attending one of the 18… View Article