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What You Need to Know to Get into Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management

Learn what’s required to prove you belong at Kellogg and to present yourself as a leader in your industry, as well as a growth-oriented team-player. Kellogg’s culture is embodied in leadership and teamwork abilities as well as a history of positive transformation and growth. In order to create a student body that reflects the school’s mission,… View Article

Know the Difference Between Early Decision and Early Action When Applying for College

Here are the important factors to consider if you’re applying via Early Decision or Early Action. As students and their families go through the college admissions process, they may find a particular school that seems to be the total package, combining fit, strength of programs, and financial aid, among many other factors. One of the ways… View Article
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How to Approach the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Essays

While there is much innovation in the Kenan-Flagler MBA program, the essay prompts have remained fairly constant and very approachable. They are straightforward and to the point – your answers should be too. UNC Kenan-Flagler is guided by a set of core values which includes Excellence, Leadership, Integrity, Community and Teamwork. UNC’s website gives great… View Article

40 Songs to Help You Write Your Common Application College Essay

School is starting in a few weeks; here at Stratus we are deep in Common Application writing mode. Summer is winding down—I know I’m sorry about the bad news, just focus on the resurgence of sweater weather. You should be writing or finished with your Common App Essay. It is advisable to be finished with… View Article
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How to Write the Best Essay Response for Johnson at Cornell

Understanding the Johnson community is essential before you begin answering the essay questions during your application process. Johnson is known for its small class-size, tight-knit community and amiable culture. The school places great emphasis on collaboration and allows students to develop strong bonds and relationships with their peers and faculty. Johnson also values candidates who… View Article

How to Write a Great MBA Essay for Tuck School of Business

Tuck maintains one of the smallest class sizes of any top MBA program. This fact should influence how you write your business school essay to align with Tuck’s goal of creating a tight-knit community of students and alumni. Tuck values candidates who can contribute to this community by being a strong team player and supportive… View Article

These 4 Important Principles are Critical When Writing the Berkeley-Haas Essay

Understand the four key principles UC Berkeley-Haas looks for in the essays of MBA applicants. Berkeley-Haas has a very close-knit, student-driven and collaborative culture. The school values innovative leaders who embody the four key principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence without Attitude, Student Always and Beyond Yourself. While you want to keep these concepts in… View Article

How to Transition from the Military to Business School

An MBA may be the most effective way to jumpstart a business career if you’re on your last tour of duty or recently separated. It provides the concrete industry skills needed to complement your unique military perspective, brings job recruiters to you, and offers you two years to adjust to civilian life before diving into… View Article

Stratus Admissions’ 35 Favorite Celebrity Ivy League College Alums

Many of your favorite celebrities are not only famous, but have brains too. There are plenty celebrities who not only are smart, but attended some of the distinguished universities in the country. Conan O’Brien, Harvard Julia Stiles, Columbia Mindy Kaling, Dartmouth Angela Bassett, Yale Emma Watson, Brown Kate McKinnon, Columbia Hill Harper, Brown John Legend,… View Article
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