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5 Myths About Applying to Top MBA Programs, Busted!

As you begin the arduous process of putting together your MBA applications, you might wonder which of the conventional wisdom you hear from your friends or read on the Internet is actually true. Many times different sources lead you in different directions causing additional angst. Here are a few of the most common perceptions of… View Article

4 College Essay Tips to Help You with Your Common App

Here are the 2016-2017 college essay prompts and 4 things to remember when choosing which essay to answer. May is normally the time when the Common Application releases the new prompts for the coming year’s college application season. Many clients at Stratus work with us to plan and write their essays over the summer after… View Article
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4 Tips for Selecting the Right MBA Recommenders

What every MBA candidate should know to select the right persons to write your letters of recommendation. The right choice can be the difference between being accepted and getting turned down. With services that help candidates with MBA applications increasing in popularity, business schools have gotten very good at vetting candidates. Schools are able to… View Article
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Top 7 Steps All MBA Applicants Should Be Taking Now

Much as the old adage describes, “complacency breeds mediocrity,” so too does complacency breed middling applications. Take the following timely steps in May to position yourself for MBA application success. 1. Answer these three questions: Why an MBA? Why now? Why that particular school? We cannot stress enough the importance of being able to answer… View Article