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Creating That Killer Wharton Essay

The legendary cylindrical tower edging Locust walk houses Wharton, a business school with a history of shaping the minds and clarifying the values of top business leaders. Wharton prides itself on team work, leadership, and instilling lessons of self-reflection and growth into the Learning Team—a group of six students placed together during pre-term to support… View Article

MBAnalysis: Inside Names and Outside Names; Names I Love

When I was in high school, every night I would call my friend, Kenny Chin, to go over the homework. Yes, it was every night. I would always ask, “Is Kenny there?”  At that point, I would hear his mother yell the Chinese version of his name (which I can no longer remember, let alone… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: Does “Size Matter” When Getting an MBA?

When asked why one business school is not like the other, most applicants will talk about things like scores, job placement, industries that grads go into, location, weather, and a few other things. What prospective applicants are less likely to mention is class size. This is always surprising to me, because out of all the… View Article

AIGAC Blog: 5 Business School Application Hacks to Improve Admissions Potential to Top Schools

by Harold Simansky, Stratus Admissions Counseling 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. Last year, only 1 in 10 applicants were accepted to the top-ranked… View Article

7 things to consider if you weren’t accepted to your dream MBA program (this year!)

What to do if the application process and didn’t produce the results you had hoped for. It can be frustrating when you feel you did all you could do in the application process and didn’t see the results you had hoped for. It’s also a good time to step back, reflect, and think about what… View Article
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6 Insider Insights for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion Interview

What to do when you receive that coveted email inviting you to the Wharton team-based discussion (TBD). I applied to Wharton knowing the application process. Still, when I received that coveted email inviting me to the team-based discussion (TBD), I had a flash of panic. I remember looking at flights, weighing my options, and making… View Article
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Tips for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion Interview

Congratulations, you have been invited to interview at Wharton! Making it this far in the business school application process is a HUGE win, but preparing for the unique Team-Based Discussion presents new challenges. Stratus Prep offers the following tips for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion Interview: Rehearse. Rehearse your one minute solution out loud and time… 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