Cool MBA Tool: MBA Essay Map - Online Google Doc with Essay Topics from Top US, Asian and European Business Schools
- I certainly appreciate the opportunity to gather a number of differing viewpoints on essays topics and school culture, for example.
(This is the fourth in a series of blog posts in which Julie DeLoyd, a Veritas Prep GMAT alumna-turned-instructor, will tell the story of her experience through the MBA admissions process. Julie will begin her MBA program at Chicago Booth this fall. You can also read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 to learn Julie’s whole story.)
Hi everybody! I just wanted to let you all know about a podcast released today by MBA Podcaster, which discusses putting the finishing touches on your business school application. Scott Shrum and Omari Bouknight (the authors of “Your MBA Game Plan: Proven Strategies for Getting into the Top Business Schools”) make a return appearance (they did another one earlier this year, which you can read about here), and they are joined by one of Veritas Prep’s Admissions Consultants, Gwen Smith.
Another good resource for you, the b-school applicant, is to utilize is the businessweek.com b-school forum. You have to pay for full access, but a big-timing prospective MBA (like yourself) should have no problems fronting the cash. I especially think its beneficial to read the Admissions Q&A with the Admissions Directors from the schools you are applying to. For instance, this is the one for Linda Baldwin, UCLA’s Adcom big cheese: Businessweek Interview.
A lot of my admissions consulting clients have questions on the resume format. I always suggest trying to find a resume that the b-school actually recommends the current students use when looking for an internship or full-time job. This is a another clue you can give the adcom that will show you really did your homework and that you are definitely interested in their program. You can use Google to dig up these formats but my results via “the Google” have been varied when searching for some formats.