Seven Ways to Get Positively Noticed as a MBA Applicant

Posted by TheMBATour on 02 November 2011 / 0 Comments

By Donald Martin, Author of Road Map for Graduate Study

  1. Include a succinct, upbeat cover letter with your application, stating why you are interested in the institution and why you hope they will decide to admit you.
  2. If you have a strong friendship or professional relationship with a current student or a recent graduate, ask them to write a letter of recommendation for you.
  3. Be creative, but not silly or outlandish.
  4. Smile.
  5. Stay calm/keep your cool, whatever happens.
  6. Ask questions that demonstrate you did your homework and are really interested in this institution.
  7. Do whatever you can as an applicant and take advantage of every opportunity provided to let the institution know you want to attend.

For 7 ways to get positively noticed as an applicant, 7 deadly sins for applicants, responding to the notification decision, and much more, go to Dr. Martin’s website and review his book Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students. The website address is

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