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NYU Stern: Tips to Making it to the Village

While known as a finance-focused school, Stern also places many graduates into consulting and the media & entertainment industry stemming from its location in Greenwich Village in New York City. Character and a sense of self-awareness to realize one’s weakness are very important to Stern, as it searches for the right mix of IQ and… View Article

As Big as Texas: Tips for McCombs’ MBA Essays

How To Get Into University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business Learn How   The McComb’s School of Business is looking for dynamic, driven people. The program gets better and stronger every year, and they want to admit students who will keep that forward momentum going. As you go about your essays, demonstrate that that’s… View Article

How to Write a Great UVA Darden Essay

Darden has a new question this year and is giving applicants 500 words to answer: When preparing for class at Darden, students formulate an opinion on each case before meeting with their learning teams and class sections. When encountering different views and perspectives, opinions frequently shift. Tell us about a time when your opinion evolved… View Article

LA Business Journal: How to Prepare Your UCLA Anderson MBA Application

 by Jeff Thomas, Stratus Admissions Counseling CEO The UCLA Anderson School of Management (Anderson) describes itself as intently focused on the future of business while providing “limitless access” to all that Los Angeles offers. One of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in world, L.A. has more than 300,000 small businesses — including media and… View Article

La La Land: More than a Movie…Tips to get you to UCLA Anderson

How To Get Into UCLA’s Anderson School of Management Learn How   There are many amazing reasons to live in Southern California: Perfect weather, perfect water, and Silicon Beach to name a few. However, what really makes UCLA stand-out is its unique location in a city filled with many different industries, a collaborative culture, and… View Article

Thirsting for an MBA: Taste the Feeling at Emory

Emory’s Goizueta Business School, is named after Roberto Goizueta, the former CEO of the little local company, Coca Cola. Goizueta’s values of curiosity, intellectual courage and integrity are part of the Emory Goizueta ethos as well so keep these in mind as you approach Emory’s essays. 1. Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are… View Article

5 Keys to Writing the Cornell Johnson Essays

How To Get Into Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business Learn How   So you want to go to Johnson? Prove it! That’s the mentality espoused by the MBA Admissions Committee at this small, tight-knit school. And here are five ways to make your application essays stand out. 1. It’s about the prep At… View Article

Jones: More Than Energy! Tips for the Rice MBA Essay Prompts

Jones Graduate School of Business (of Rice University) is no longer just for those interested in oil & gas. Though still energy focused, key areas that Rice also focuses on include health care and entrepreneurship. In fact, that entrepreneurial vibe is seen right from the get-go with the first essay question being a required video… View Article

UNC Kenan-Flagler: 2 Essays, 6 Things to Keep in Mind

UNC Kenan-Flagler is guided by a set of core values, which includes Excellence, Leadership, Integrity, Community and Teamwork. As you approach Kenan-Flagler’s essays, provide examples of how you live these values. Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how your professional experience has shaped these goals, why this career option appeals to… View Article

Tips for Responding to the Tuck MBA Essays

How To Get Into Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business Learn How   With one of the smallest class sizes of top MBA programs and a culture of camaraderie, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is known a “tight-knit community” and students really are as close to each other as they say. Because of this,… View Article