Yesterday I met with a LAMP client who is shrewdly starting now to prepare for his fall application. We went over his profile, and I made several suggestions as to what he can do between now and this fall to improve his chances of acceptance next year. He found the session very valuable. And again, I commend him for starting early to work on his application. I want to be able to commend and mentor and help prepare more of you.
For years I have encouraged MBA applicants to lay the foundation for their MBA application in the months before applications come out. That’s why I wrote Best Practices for MBA Admissions, a featured ebook this month. That’s why Accepted has hosted MBA Admissions Telethons and teleseminars. And that’s why Accepted is introducing a new subscription form of MBA Admissions Consulting: Start Smart ™.
With Start Smart, you can meet up to one hour per month with your adviser, an experienced Accepted consultant and editor who for years has seen what works and what doesn’t. Our experienced staff shares my frustration when talented but flawed clients come to us in September wanting to apply in Round 1 and hoping that a magic wand will make them competitive. We don’t have that wand. We do have decades of collective experience that we would like to share with you on an individual basis through Start Smart.
With Start Smart, you can have a mentor guide you in:
- Identifying the core stories for your application.
- Focusing on specific schools.
- Strengthening your application and ameliorating weaknesses.
- Choosing recommenders.
We can even help you work out an application time table.
In addition, Start Smart is something that rewards your early-bird-gets-the-worm approach to your applications:
- You will pay less per month when you sign up for more months.
- Your credit card is billed on a monthly basis for the exact number of months you want. You do not pay for the entire service up front so it is more affordable.
Start Smart to propel your MBA application.