Fall 2014 applicants to UC Berkeley Haas: Are you ready to rev up this year’s application season? Don’t miss important deadlines – write these down now!
- Round 1 deadline – October 16, 2013
- Round 2 deadline – January 8, 2014
- Round 3 deadline – March 12, 2014
We can help you meet your deadlines and create outstanding applications for UC Berkeley Haas. For specific advice on how to get into UC Berkeley Haas, check out our Haas B-School Zone. For one-on-one guidance through the application process, see our MBA Application Packages.
You can’t talk your way into med school…but you can fill out an awesome med school application and write stunning essays to get your foot in the door.
Check out our new and updated ebook, Write Your Way to Medical School, for insightful tips on how to construct the perfect med school application – from writing your AMCAS essay to choosing experiences to creating secondaries to securing winning letters of recommendation…and everything in between!
The ebook is written by Linda Abraham, Accepted’s CEO and founder, and Cydney Foote, Senior Editor at Accepted – i.e. these are people who know what they’re talking about!
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Management consulting hopefuls, pay heed: Our latest episode of Admissions Straight Talk features the guy who passed 60 out of 61 case interviews and landed 7 consulting job offers. (Yes, I did say 60 out of 61.)
Victor Cheng, is now a strategic adviser and consultant to owners of mid-size business with $1M – $25M in sales and a speaker and expert on business issues. That’s his day job.
When he’s not working at his day job, he advises applicants to McKinsey & Company and other elite strategy consulting firms how to join those firms. And it’s in this capacity that Linda invited him to Admissions Straight Talk. Listen to the full recording to hear Victor’s insider advice and insights.
00:02:01 – Why is a podcast about admissions worrying about post-graduation careers?
00:02:30 – Meet Victor Cheng, Author of Case Interview Secrets, and former McKinsey consultant, resume screener, and interviewer.
00:03:33 – Caseinterview.com beta: Victor’s senior year of college. What a story!
00:06:06 – Linda shares a bit of her own story. ☺
00:07:04 –3 changes in how McKinsey selects candidates.
00:09:56 – If you don’t like case interviews, you probably won’t like consulting. Really.
00:12:55 – The qualities and/or skills that make for a good consultant. (What qualifies you at age 25 to advise a Fortune500 CEO at a cost of a quarter of a million dollars a year!?)
00:16:56 – IQ and EQ. Equal factors?
00:18:47 – Victor’s advice for liberal arts graduates who’d like to break into management consulting. Poets, this discussion is for you.
00:21:32 – The best of the best: Consulting firms are less focused on an applicant’s academic preparation and more concerned about a mindset and “mental horsepower.”
00:23:20 – What is the difference between the skill sets that the top consulting firms are looking for. Or is there a difference?
00:24:22 – How to project confidence without arrogance, and other great advice on self-confidence in a case interview.
00:29:46 – Check out Case Interview Secrets. Learn what to do and why to do it.
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Show Note Links:
• MBA In Sight: Focus on Management Consulting, Accepted’s free guide to b-schools for management consultant wannabes.
• Recent articles related to management consulting
• Case Interview Secrets by Victor Cheng
• Case Interview.com
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You’re running out of time to reserve your spot for this afternoon’s free webinar, That GMAT Score: Implications for Your MBA Application.
Linda Abraham is going to analyze 4 different applicant case studies focusing on their GMAT scores and the question of retaking or not.
This post is part of a series of monthly blog posts designed for members of the high school class of 2014, and excerpted from Preparing for College in High School: A To-Do List for Eleventh Graders. It highlights planning steps that you can take now to make your college application process easier and more effective.
Summer break is just around the corner and with the break from the traditional school schedule, you might want to consider spending your summer working. Colleges are looking to see that you have spent your summer in a productive manner and there are many ways to demonstrate that. As you consider what to do with your summer, here are some things to consider:
- Why should you have a job? Yes, the regular paycheck is a big incentive. If you are responsible for a portion of your college costs or just your own spending money, the earning opportunity can be an asset on its own. If you are working in a traditional teen position in retail, service jobs, or as a camp counselor, you can learn a lot about both leading and following others, independence, and initiative. You may find that you have a great boss and co-workers, or you might find the opposite.
- Can you explore a career interest? If you are an aspiring lawyer or potential politician, look to people you know in the field to find a related summer experience. Your first opportunity might not be a paid one, but the experience can help you focus your career and lead to more responsibility down the road. Some careers, including fields such as veterinary medicine, architecture, physical therapy, specifically look for students who have demonstrated background in the area prior to entering their degree program.
As you plan your summer of hard work and earned relaxation, think about the lessons you’re learning. In addition to a paycheck, an interesting experience, or new insight into a potential career, you might also have the basis of one of your essays.
By Whitney Bruce, who has worked in college admissions since 1996. She has served as a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions (Washington U), Application Reader (University of Michigan), Assistant Director of College Counseling (private prep school in St. Louis), and an independent college counselor. She is happy to advise you as you apply to college.