Tag Archives: Application Strategy

GMAT: What Is It Good For

As the 2010-2011 business school application cycle winds down, the next generation of applicants – or perhaps more aptly, supplicants – is preparing for their own trip through the business school application gauntlet, which usually includes taking a standardized admissions test. … Continue reading

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In the Nick of Time

I feel a little like someone who just barely made it onto a subway train before the doors closed and the subway speeds off to its next stop. It wasn’t easy, perhaps with the doors re-opening and re-closing on my … Continue reading

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Second Time’s Also the Charm?

As I prepare for my upcoming second business school interview (self-initiated for Kellogg), it’s useful to re-hash how my first interview went so I can improve my performance and chances of admission at Kellogg. There were many times during the … Continue reading

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V is for Vicissitudes

As the Yiddish would say – well, that was a mishigas. The past few weeks didn’t go quite the way I thought it would, but here I am, still in one piece, and things are looking just fine.

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Focus and Perspective (aka Life > Applications)

To a casual observer of my life in the past week or so, it would appear that I’ve made zero progress on my remaining business school applications since submitting my last one. As evidence, one might point to the mostly … Continue reading

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Am I One of the Top 4,653 Applicants? (Quantifying My Chances at Getting Into a Top Business School)

I’m a planner. I like to know what’s going to happen. One way I do that is by estimating the chances of something occurring and setting my expectations accordingly. This is especially the case with the nebulous world of business … Continue reading

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3 Down, 2ish To Go

At the beginning of December, I’d like to take stock of where my applications stand. So far, I’ve submitted applications to NYU Stern, MIT Sloan and Columbia Business School. I’ll also say that the previous list is roughly in the … Continue reading

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