Michigan Ross’ The Monroe St. Journal and MBA eNews from The Haas School of Business both have articles worth reading for MBA applicants:
In "Ross MBA Class of 2009 Taking Shape" Ross Director of Admissions Soojin Kwon Koh lays out the Ross admissions process. Recruiting, evaluating, and interviewing prospects, and then convincing admitted students to come to Ross is the function of the admissions office. It’s busier than ever too. Ms. Koh writes "This year, our Round 1 application volume increased more than 50% over last year. Peer business schools across the country appear to be experiencing growth as well, though in varying degrees."
In "How to Ace the Admissions Interview" Jett Pihakis and Peter Johnson, Co-Directors of Admissions for the Haas Full-time MBA Program, provide tips to help you ace your MBA admissions interview. It doesn’t surprise me that the first tip is "Think through the kinds of questions you are likely to be asked, and think about your responses. Practice interviews can be very helpful, but be sure not to over-rehearse your answers." The article is also available as a podcast.
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