Recap of the 2017 Forte MBALaunch Conference in Houston

Guest Post from Renata, Executive Assistant for The Art of Applying  Recap of the 2017 Forte MBALaunch Conference in Houston Hi, I’m Renata. I’m Kaneisha’s Executive Assistant, and this is my first guest post for The Art of Applying blog. Today’s post is about me and Kaneisha’s day in Houston with the women of the Forte… Continue reading

How to Save Money and Be Frugal in Grad School

Guest Post from Connie, Consultant for The Art of Applying How to Save Money & Be Frugal in Grad School For many of us, graduate school can be 2-3 very expensive years. Increased earning potential after graduation doesn’t always mean that you have spare cash to spend right now. Fellow students and I often shared ideas… Continue reading

How to Apply to Business School with Limited or No Full-Time Work Experience

Guest Post from Enyi, Consultant for The Art of Applying How to Apply to Business School with Limited or No Full-Time Work Experience You want to go to business school. And you have less than three years of work experience. However, most top business business schools tout incoming classes with an average work experience of… Continue reading

How to Apply to Business School as a Nontraditional Candidate

Guest Post from Lin Yang, consultant for The Art of Applying  How to Apply to Business School as a Nontraditional Candidate Self-doubt can be unnerving and abundant when you are a non-traditional applicant to a top business school. The term nontraditional applies to those who did not follow a typical, private sector career path before their… Continue reading

The Informational Interview: What, How and Why?

The all important informational interview. You’ve probably been instructed by someone–maybe me!–to do informational interviews. Do them to help you determine what grad program is right for you, as a way to connect with people at organizations where you want to get hired, and to help you figure out what career track is right for… Continue reading

What to Do and Traps to Avoid in Your First Week of Grad School

By: Heidi, Admissions Consultant for The Art of Applying and Columbia SIPA alumna The summer is underway and the first week of grad school steadily approaches.  Suddenly you’ll turn around and realize it’s just around the corner.  So, what should you expect in that first week?  And what should you do when you get there?… Continue reading