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Begin Your Essays with Your Strongest Accomplishments and Enliven Them with the Active Voice

When preparing personal statements that require significant information about career progress, many MBA applicants choose to discuss their accomplishments in chronological order. Although the simplicity of this approach makes it appealing, we encourage you to consider another way of showcasing your more recent and therefore potentially stronger accomplishments first. By taking this approach instead, you … Read More  

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mbaMission Releases Updated Insider’s Guides for 2020–2021

We at mbaMission are proud to offer a wealth of free, actionable content by way of our extensive trove of publications, including our recently updated Insider’s Guides! Featuring 17 individual top-ranked business school titles, this collection of guides is informed by firsthand insight from students, alumni, program representatives, and admissions officers and offers detailed (and … Read More  

Get an Early Start on Your Resume and Personal Goals

We at mbaMission try to encourage business school candidates to get as much “noise” out of the way as possible before they begin working on their official application(s) and essays, even several months in advance. We want applicants to have the freedom to reflect on their experiences, formally and thoroughly brainstorm, choose ideas, prepare outlines, … Read More  

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Why Personalized Recommendations Matter but Some Details May Not

If your supervisor is writing your business school recommendation and you are having trouble ensuring that they are putting the proper thought and effort into it, you are not alone. Because of this asymmetry of power, junior employees can only do so much to compel their supervisor to commit the necessary time and write thoughtfully. … Read More  

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Will I Get In? And If I Do, Will I Want to Attend After All?

Not surprisingly, one of the most common questions we receive from MBA candidates is “Will I get in?” Of course, this is an important question to consider before applying, and we suggest that you honestly assess and understand your candidacy and risk profile within the context of your target school’s typical student body before completing … Read More  

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