Although this week everyone seems a little preoccupied — Thanksgiving, recession, the transition in US administrations — the MBA admissions world stands still for no one and nothing.
For Round 2+ Applicants
- Admissions directors advise again and again, that good applications require time and reflection and time and rewriting. Now is the time to move forward with your Round 2 applications. Time is a key spice for great essays, and it will rapidly disappear if you are applying to several schools in January. Take advantage of Accepted’s November special on MBA admissions consulting and editing: $100 off any order of $2000 or more placed on or before Nov. 30. Buy now and receive expert editing and mentoring. Wait until Monday — the discount and the long weekend are both gone. (Use coupon code SAVE100 during checkout.)
- Thanks to all the MBA telethon participants. It was our best telethon ever.
For Round 1 Applicants
I previously declared November “International MBA Interview Month,” and the world took notice.
- Interview feedback is flowing into the MBA Interview Feedback Database. Check it out before you interview, and please share your interview experience after you do so.
- It’s a 10! Contest: Provide your interview feedback and you’ll be automatically eligible for valuable prizes – http://www.accepted.com/mba/contest.aspx.
- We are receiving more and more requests for MBA interview preparation.
- MBA I.V.: MBA Interview Questions & Tips, Maxx Duffy’s and my ebook containing interview tips and questions organized by school, is 20% off through Nov. 30.
- MBA applicants are signing up in droves for our popular free e-course “MBA Interview Prep.”
- The Wharton MBA Interview Chat is online.
- Fellow AIGAC members have also provided excellent interview tips:
- Clear Admit has a thoughtful post on what to ask the interviewer. I would also like to suggest that you google your interviewer, if you know who it will be ahead of time, or look her up on LinkedIn. A little info may help you connect.
- MBAMission examines the pros and cons of on-campus and off-campus interviews. I completely agree with MBAMission’s conclusion “If time and funds are not at issue, candidates should elect to travel to campus, as they can “kill two birds with one stone” — they can experience and evaluate a target program that is within their reach, all the while revealing their personal interest to the program itself.”
For all MBA Applicants
- The MBA Tour is sponsoring a Photo Essay contest that runs from now until Feb. 10. The photo essay should present your view of the future of global business. Lots of great prizes.
- HBS takes a critical look at the MBA degree in “Harvard Business School Discusses Future of the MBA.” Other than a slight overdose of “rah-rah Harvard,” it is a thoughtful piece.
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