Continuing our new MBA admissions video series, this week we answer the question of how an applicant can get to know his target business schools. The question came up at a recent discussion among some of Veritas Prep’s admissions experts, and we all agreed that the most powerful way to get to know a school still is the one that takes the most effort: visit the school!
The explosion of schools’ web sites, video tours, online communities, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, etc., has made it very easy to start researching schools. None of these, however, can replace the value of visiting campus and having lunch with a current student, sitting in on a class, and seeing for yourself what makes a school unique vs. other top MBA programs. School visits not only help you learn whether or not a school is a good fit for you, but they will also help your admissions chances by allowing you to demonstrate your true enthusiasm for the program.
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Of course, you may not always be able to visit every school that you’re considering. These trips can be costly and require you to take time out of work. But, if at all possible, given how competitive the MBA admissions environment is, we always recommend that an applicant at least visit his top choice to make sure that it’s really the best possible fit.
For more help in selecting your target schools, Veritas Prep offers the Diagnostic Session, and one-hour consultation with an admissions expert who can help you narrow down your school choices and evaluate the best — and most realistic — business schools for you. Just visit this page and scroll down to “Diagnostic Session” to enroll!