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During these uncertain times, many are doing a great deal of self-reflection and thinking about what comes next. If business school is possibly in your future, take some time between Netflix binges and Zoom happy hours to prepare for submitting your Round 1 applications this fall. Here are seven things you can be doing now.


If ever there was a year when MBA programs completely understand why you have not visited their school, this is the year. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, it will be very difficult for most applicants to visit an MBA program between now and Round 1 deadlines. Naturally this is not great news…but let’s look

Top MBA Programs Deadlines and Essay Prompts 2019-2020

The schools are listed in the order they appear on US News & World Report's 2020 Best Business Schools. Schools highlighted in red have not released their deadlines and essay prompts for this admissions cycle. (*This article will be updated as dates and prompts are updated on school websites.) Wharton School of the University of

Tips for Success at MBA Recruiting Events

As a prospective MBA applicant, you’re likely getting a lot of emails in your inbox from MBA programs inviting you to information sessions, webinars and MBA tours. Depending on where you are in the application process (just exploring versus applying this year), you may have different goals for the event. It’s important to engage with


The cost of attending an MBA program, including both the tuition and the opportunity cost of lost employment income, can be larger than the investment to purchase a home. With such high stakes involved, every MBA applicant should consider MBA scholarship options. Here are four strategies to help you maximize your options. BE ABOVE THE

What Should I do at an MBA Fair?

As a prospective MBA applicant, you’re likely getting a lot of emails in your inbox inviting you to MBA fairs or tours in your city. These events gather together admissions officers, deans and alumni from dozens of top MBA programs so applicants can learn about a large number of schools in one afternoon or evening.

How to Write an Unforgettable Business School Essay

For most qualified MBA applicants, the difference between getting accepted or getting dinged usually comes down to a compelling Personal Statement. There is no denying that solid numbers can help your application be considered – but it definitely does not guarantee acceptance. While a 500 GMAT or a 2.5 GPA will most likely raise the

Showcase Your Spike Factor for Rotman Essays

This year Rotman is all about Spike Factor, asking you to upload 1-3 of your “spikiest” pictures and select 1,000 words to explain why you chose these pictures. After visiting Rotman in June as part of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Counselors (AIGAC) Conference, I could feel the excitement and positive momentum of this

Things to Keep in Mind for the 2018-2019 Kellogg Essays

I’ve been fortunate to have returned to Kellogg twice in the past 2 months, once for my 25th year Kellogg MBA reunion and once as part of the AIGAC (Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants) Conference where Kellogg hosted us to learn even more about their outstanding portfolio of MBA programs. If you have not

The 4 Attributes You Need for the Tuck MBA Essay

Updated for the 2019-20 admissions season. It's an exciting time to apply to The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Tuck has always been transparent in the application process, providing the keys to success to all applicants who look for them. True to form, Tuck has released new admission criteria clearly explaining what they are