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How to Get Great College Recommendations

How to Get Great College Recommendations

Wondering how to get great college recommendations? It’s normal to be nervous about choosing recommenders, and about asking them to endorse you. Here are tips that can alleviate some of your stress. Choose people who know you well. Recommendation letters are a neutral...

Will you get off the MBA Wait List?

Will you get off the MBA Wait List?

Five years ago, I wrote a blog about why people really get wait listed. I have also discussed mistakes, and how to get off the MBA wait list. However, even armed with information, it can be hard to calculate your odds of getting admitted. Here is further insight into...

5 Truths About the College Wait List

5 Truths About the College Wait List

Now that the dust has settled on an ultra-competitive college admissions season, many families have questions about how the college wait list works. If you are considering accepting a spot, here are some things that you should know about the college wait list process....

Are You Ready For An MBA?

Are You Ready For An MBA?

Done right, the business school application process is demanding. In addition to being at the right place in your career, you need to be focused, honest with yourself, open to feedback and willing to prioritize. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you might not...

Do Business School Rankings Matter?

Do Business School Rankings Matter?

Applying to business school? Whether you are just starting to research programs or deciding between offers, you are likely looking at business school rankings.  What do these rankings really tell us? How much should they influence your decisions? Below are three...

MBA Application Trends

MBA Application Trends

As we start to look towards next year, it’s useful to discuss recent MBA application trends. Leverage these insights to optimize your business school applications. Apply Early Applying as early as possible is becoming more advantageous every year. This trend isn’t...