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Alumni Profile: Georgia Tech, Ricky Schwartz

Posted by TheMBATour on 17 August 2017 / 0 Comments

At Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business, Ricky Schwartz leveraged opportunities inside and outside the classroom, and successfully positioned himself for career success.  

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Alumni Profile: Boston College, Kevin Barry

Posted by TheMBATour on 15 August 2017 / 0 Comments

Kevin Barry, MBA alumni of Boston College Carroll School of Management, discusses the unique aspects and greatest assets of his MBA program, how his business school degree helped propel his career at S&P Global. He also shares his "dos and don'ts" for prospective students.

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Guest Post, MBA Essay, Ask an Expert

Pretend They’re Your Uber Driver: Tell Admissions Officers Your Whole Story

Posted by Amanda Gharghour: Admit.Me on 11 August 2017 / 0 Comments

An optional essay is always “optional,” so if you have the opportunity to showcase yourself further on your application--DO IT! It can be a valuable and additive component to your application; however, you must use it to your advantage in the right way.

Many optional essays are open-ended, asking you to include anything additional that you believe the admissions committee should know about you. Some ask specific questions that, if relevant to you, should be addressed. For example, you may be asked about your relocation plan if you are choosing a part-time MBA that is far from where you live currently. If it applies to you, then answer it. In these cases, the optional essay is really only “semi” optional.

In general, keep the following in mind when approaching the optional essay, especially for open-ended cases:

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Alumni Profile: SMU Cox, Michael Orr

Posted by TheMBATour on 10 August 2017 / 0 Comments

At SMU Cox, MBA alumni Michael Orr says that the most surprising aspect of his MBA program was the level of personal growth he experienced during the two years. Michael was able to leverage his professional experiences, position himself for success, and develop a "deeper sense of self".

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Alumni Profile: TCU, Crystal Vastine

Posted by TheMBATour on 08 August 2017 / 0 Comments

Learn how Crystal Vastine's MBA program at TCU Neeley School of Business helped her successfully convert MBA internships into a 12-year career in marketing at AT&T! She shares her experience, and her advice for future applicants. 

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Alumni Profile: UCLA, David Nash

Posted by TheMBATour on 03 August 2017 / 0 Comments

David Nash, an MBA alumni of UCLA Anderson School of Management, shares how his MBA program prepared him for his growing career, and gives advice to prospective students.  

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Alumni Profile: William & Mary, Jessica Missé

Posted by TheMBATour on 01 August 2017 / 0 Comments

Jessica Missé, MBA alumna of William & Mary's Mason School of Business, discusses how her MBA program was a crucial part of her development into a well-rounded business professional, and her career success at Intel Corporation.

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Alumni Profile: Georgia Tech, Angela Behnken

Posted by TheMBATour on 27 July 2017 / 0 Comments

At Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business, Angela viewed her MBA experience as a learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. She shares how she leveraged on campus opportunities, learned to love networking, and successfully positioned herself for career success.  

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Alumni Profile: Ohio State, Sarang Nampoothiri

Posted by TheMBATour on 24 July 2017 / 0 Comments

Learn how the MBA program at Ohio State Fisher College of Business positioned Sarang Nampoothiri for success! Sarang shares his experiences, advice, and “dos and don'ts” for prospective students.   

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Alumni Profile: SMU Cox, Gbemi Maiyegun

Posted by TheMBATour on 20 July 2017 / 1 Comment

After multiple years in the workforce, MBA graduate Gbemi Maiyegun returned back to school to discover new career opportunities. At SMU Cox, Gbemi says that her MBA program allowed her to leverage her collective professional experiences in the classroom setting, and reach "unprecedented levels" of success.   

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