Monthly Archives: November 2010

Post-Thanksgiving Lethargy

Whether it’s the tryptophan, taking a few days off from applications or something else, it’s been difficult getting back into essay-writing mode. After submitting my application to NYU Stern earlier this month, I would have thought I’d be done with … Continue reading

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Out With the Old, In With the New

I spoke too soon a few days ago, when I thought I was almost done with my application to Columbia Business School. After getting great feedback from one of my essay readers (thanks, you know who you are!), it’s clear … Continue reading

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No Harvard Business School For Me

As I wrap up my Columbia Business School application, I am also looking ahead to my strategy for my remaining applications, which will include some or all of the following b-schools: Stanford, Wharton, Chicago, Northwestern (Kellogg), Berkeley (Haas) and UCLA (Anderson). As … Continue reading

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Columbia Business School Application Almost Complete!

Just spent the past week or two revising my main essay for my third business school application. At first glance, while the question prompt for NYU Stern’s first essay is quite similar to Columbia’s, their focus is actually pretty different. … Continue reading

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Change of Scenery Today

Instead of working on my business school applications from home as I usually do, today I’m going to step out and work on them from a café or other public place where I can find a relatively quiet place to sit. … Continue reading

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Panic! at the Discovery of Potentially Unconvincing MBA Essays

In working on my next round of essays for the third business school I am applying to, I inevitably revisit the applications that I have already submitted to other schools. At the same time, I also continue to consult online … Continue reading

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Selecting Which MBA Programs to Apply to

In narrowing down the list of MBA programs that I am applying to, below are the main criteria that I have used to evaluate the different business schools. I am only considering business schools located in the US that (loosely … Continue reading

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MBA Program Rankings Are Both Rank and King (2010 Businessweek Edition)

Businessweek released their 2010 rankings of MBA programs today. As always, any set of rankings has to be taken with a grain of salt, as the methodologies behind the rankings will determine whether or not it is evaluating the criteria … Continue reading

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Em. Bee. Eh?

It’s the second week of November in the first year of the new decade, and the days are getting shorter and colder. In other words, it’s the perfect environment for staying inside and working on business school applications.

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