January 6, 2017

Common Mistakes in Letters of Recommendations

One of the more important aspects of the MBA application (I guess second only to the essays) is the letter of recommendations submitted by recommenders on […]
December 21, 2016

Rejection feedback calls and reapplications: Reflections after Tuck MBA application results

This blog post comes after quite a hiatus – a couple of months at the very least. The intervening time saw me travel around Asia, meeting […]
September 28, 2016

What’s a good acceptable GMAT, AWA, IR score for top MBA programs?

Especially in India, it’s safe to say applicants have GMAT at the top of their minds. Questions come stumbling out of candidate’s minds with a concern-filled […]
August 26, 2016

How important are extracurricular activities for MBA application essays

There’s something about an MBA application that is very different from any other application to any other stream of education out there. Business schools, through their […]
August 5, 2016

What Admissions Officers expect from you during MBA Admissions Events

As August and September approach, Admissions Officers from business schools around the world get ready to travel far and wide in order to reach out to […]
July 22, 2016

How important are business school campus visits during MBA applications?

Yet another question that pops its head in every conversation I’ve had with applicants is the issue of visiting the business school irrespective of where it […]
June 24, 2016

MBA placement opportunities abroad for International students

Why can’t I get multiple job offers in international business schools abroad when I can get them easily in IIMs? If I come back to India […]
June 3, 2016

The best MBA Leadership and Management lessons outside the classroom

Apart from the MBA leadership and management lessons taught in a business school classroom, there’s another opportunity that most students overlook. It involves interacting with real […]
May 13, 2016

MBA Interview Etiquette | Tips for In-person and Skype interviews

How should you dress for an MBA interview? What should you know about body language, handshakes, eye contact when you meet the interviewer in person? What […]
April 22, 2016

How will scholarships and financial aid influence your admissions decision?

It’s an enviable situation to be in – multiple admits from top schools – some with attractive scholarship offers (including free rides). It can also be […]
April 1, 2016

How to handle gaps in your education and career in MBA essays

Sudershan ‘Suds’ Tirumala, Regional Director at Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth), provides advice and tips on how to tackle breaks and gaps in the career and […]
March 11, 2016

Managing the failure essay in college applications: Tips & Examples

The failure essay commonly comes up in college applicants. Sudershan ‘Suds’ Tirumala provides perspectives on how to deal with the failure essay (with an example) in […]