Welcome back to our blog, where for the past few weeks we’ve been focusing on you college seniors who are interested in earning an MBA. In case you missed the last few weeks, we showed you Yale SOM Silver Scholars, HBS 2+2, and UVA Darden Future Year Scholars program. For this week we’re heading across… Continue reading
Hello! Welcome back to our blog. Over the last few weeks we’ve been focusing on those of you who are still in undergrad and who want to get your MBA. Both Yale Silver Scholars and the HBS 2+2 programs offer students the opportunity to secure their place in business school, while also offering them time… Continue reading
Hello and welcome back to the blog! Last week, we introduced you to the HBS 2+2 program. If you missed it, be sure to catch up on our blog! This week we’re highlighting another opportunity to pursue a top-tier graduate business education even if you’re still in college. Read on as we present the Silver… Continue reading
Are you a college student looking to fast track your way into the business world? If your answer was yes, then this is the blog series for you! Over the next few weeks we’ll introduce you to top-tier MBA programs that you can apply to while you pursue your undergraduate degree. First up, we’re… Continue reading
Hello and welcome back to our Schools and Scholarships Spotlight series exploring top-tier graduate schools and fellowship opportunities! Last week, we introduced you to Stanford Graduate School of Business. We told you all about what Stanford GSB has to offer in terms of defining your own path, gaining a truly global perspective, and let’s be… Continue reading
Here at The Art of Applying, we believe that every person applying to graduate school should have a mentor, and here’s why. A mentor will provide two things: new ideas and accountability. Even throughout this blog series you’ve learned secrets that you wouldn’t know without some form of mentorship from us. We follow the results of the people who commit to working with us, as well as the people who reach out to us but ultimately employ a DIY strategy or purchase a lower priced package from one of our competitors. When we checked back in with the people who used a cross- your-fingers DIY strategy or a la carte services from another company, we consistently found people had been admitted to less prestigious schools than our clients with similar profiles, they received less funding, or they weren’t admitted at all.
Something we’ve found to be true for all applicants is that even if everything else in your application is perfect, but your essays are lackluster, you will not get into your dream school. Every year when we’re reading about the clients of other consulting firms, we see people with these extraordinary GMAT scores and really high GPAs, and they’re baffled as to why they didn’t get into their dream schools. Many of these individuals ask us to review their submitted applications and tell them what went wrong. And you know what it almost always is? It’s that they underestimated the importance of the essay.
We know what you’re thinking. What on earth are mindset rituals and what do they have to do with my ability to get into my dream school or get off the waitlist of my dream school? Isn’t that something that’s up to the admissions committee—not me?
By: Rowan Hand of Your GMAT Coach “I know how to do the math, but I wouldn’t know how to do that question.” This is a pretty common scenario among beginning GMAT students. It points to an interesting phenomenon: you can understand the math content required to solve, but fail to understand what the question… Continue reading
A common topic that comes up in entrepreneur circles is that of entrepreneur loneliness. The early days—and often years—of entrepreneurship can be extremely isolating and discouraging, especially if you’re bootstrapping your company (which means you only run the company off of revenue it has generated rather than taking funding from outside investors). I decided during… Continue reading