June 17, 2019

Which is the best extracurricular activity for college admissions

First question to ask yourself, what do you understand by extracurricular activities? Second, how do you interpret those activities in terms of expectations for your MBA […]
May 27, 2019

How to show leadership in MBA essays and interviews: Focus on these 3 types

Here’s a list of the most common leadership essay and interview questions in MBA applications.
September 24, 2018

How to explain frequent job switching in MBA admissions

British comedian and Monty Python star, John Cleese, has been known to say that he has been married for over forty years…just to different women. And […]
July 19, 2017

Exaggeration, lying and hiding facts in MBA applications

Dishonesty in the MBA application process isn’t a new phenomenon. Whether it’s exaggeration, lies or plagiarism, applicants across the world have been doing it for years, […]
May 24, 2017

Tips to tackle video essay questions in MBA applications

For all the talk about business schools increasingly adopting video essays in MBA applications, we are yet to see a definite ‘trend’ on this aspect. Sure, […]
May 15, 2017

Top MBA Application Tips from Students & Applicants

Business school applications are notoriously complicated. What makes them feel like ancient Chinese torture is the uncertainty of how big of a role is played by […]
May 10, 2017

When to use optional essays in college applications

We have written nearly a dozen or more blogs on various essays that one might encounter in a bschool application; from the all important career goals […]
May 8, 2017

MBA after 40 for former Navy officer and ISB grad

Shyam Nambiar didn’t exactly fit the definition of the typical MBA applicant. However, what his profile lacked in terms of conventional attributes, he more than made […]
April 26, 2017

How important is international experience for MBA programs like INSEAD?

As if GMAT, good GPA, solid team lead experience and what not weren’t enough, now that you’ve decided to take the plunge, you hear of this […]
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 […]
July 18, 2016

How a computer engineer got into Kelley, Rotman, ISB, Emory, UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA with scholarships

Computer Engineer, Rishika Karnani (name changed), had a profile that was not too different from the thousands of Indian MBA applicants. And her goal to get […]
July 4, 2016

What Michigan Ross MBA looks for in MBA applications

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business is among the dream destinations for many MBA aspirant. Established in 1924, Ross hosts about 200 companies hunting […]