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How to Use Social Media When Applying to Business School

Whether you love social media or hate it, you cannot afford to ignore it when you are applying to business school! You should assume that admissions committees will assess how your character and interests are reflected in your social media and general online presence—just as firms do during the recruiting process. In a 2023 survey by … Read More  

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The Ideal MBA Application Timeline

Applying to business school is certainly not something to be taken lightly or put off until the last minute! It is a significant decision, and the process is time-consuming, but it certainly has the potential to provide meaningful returns, both financially and personally. If you are by nature a planner and like to thoroughly evaluate … Read More  

Top Seven Tips for Informal Letters of Recommendation

Although informal letters of recommendation or endorsement are not an essential part of the MBA application, if used strategically and appropriately, they can help you stand out among the applicant pool at your target business schools and differentiate you from similar candidates. If you do not have an informal recommendation to submit, though, do not … Read More  

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Is Visiting Business Schools Still Important?

Is visiting business schools in person still important? The short answer is this: maybe not and absolutely yes! When researching schools, visiting them in person is not 100% necessary, particularly if a flight would be required. However, doing so, if possible, is certainly recommended. And if you live in the same general metropolitan area as a program … Read More  

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When to Submit an Optional Essay

Luckily for business school candidates, MBA admissions teams recognize that behind every application is an actual human and that one’s story does not always fit neatly into designated boxes. This is where the optional essay (or “additional information” section) comes into play, allowing applicants to explain or clarify any potentially negative elements of their profile … Read More  

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