If you’re reapplying to business school next year, it’s a good idea to get an early start on your applications. After all, not only are you going to have to create entirely new applications, but you’re going to have to assess what went wrong in your past applications and how to fix it.
In this month’s featured ebook, Create a Better Sequel: How to Reapply Right to Business School, Linda Abraham, CEO of Accepted.com and MBA admissions expert, will outline the steps you need to take to help you get accepted…the second time around.
Here is an excerpt from the ebook:
Now, most of the time, when you get feedback, you’re going to have a 15- to at most, 20-minute session with an admissions director, who will go through the different aspects of your application. Go in with a set of questions that you want to have answers to. The first and foremost one should be, “Could you point out areas of weakness in my application that contributed to the rejection?” They probably will do that automatically, but just in case, that should be at the top of your list. After you get their feedback, even assuming that it has addressed this fundamental question, go through the four pillars and ask the following questions:
- Were my academic stats competitive?
- Was my work experience MBA quality? If not, what can I do to make it more competitive?
- Did the essays convey the personal qualities you value? If not, how can I do better?
- Did I show why I want to attend your school?
If you walk out of that interview and you don’t have answers to these questions, you’ve missed a golden opportunity. At the same time, as valuable as the feedback can be, just like almost everything else you read or hear, you have to evaluate it. If it appears vague and general, not focused, you probably were rejected for very subjective reasons, and you probably are in that first group of applicants that was simply weeded out.
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