Application, Tips

5 Tips to Help You Get the Best Recommendation Letters

Posted by The MBA Tour on 01 March 2015 / 0 Comments

1: Who should write my recommendation letter?

“Typically business schools will ask that you get a letter of recommendation from an employer, whether that be a current or a previous supervisor, and the reason for that is because employers can give us more information on your fit and readiness for an MBA program.”

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5 Tips to Help get your Resume Ready for the MBA Application

Posted by The MBA Tour on 22 December 2014 / 1 Comment

1: How can I make my resume stand out?

“Don’t be general. We want to know all about your responsibilities, what you've done, what your leadership capabilities are and what your leadership opportunities have been.”

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5 Tips to get you started on writing your MBA Essays

Posted by The MBA Tour on 04 December 2014 / 1 Comment

1: What are you looking for in an essay?

“Be passionate. Show us your interest and tell us why you are interested in our school and how it fits into your future MBA plans.”

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Guest Post, Application

5 Tips for Showing How You'll Give Back

Posted by The MBA Tour on 04 March 2014 / 0 Comments

By Linda Abraham, president & founder of

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Guest Post, Application

3 Steps to Choosing How Many B-Schools to Apply To (and Some Exceptions)

Posted by The MBA Tour on 25 February 2014 / 0 Comments

By Linda Abraham, President & Founder,

How do you decide which and how many business schools to apply to?

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The Pros and Cons of Social Media for MBA Applicants

Posted by TheMBATour on 19 October 2011 / 0 Comments

By Avi Gordon, author of MBA Admissions Strategy: From Profile Building to Essay Writing,

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Seven Tips For a Better MBA Application

Posted by TheMBATour on 18 August 2011 / 1 Comment

Essays are really the heart of any application. Why? Because other than conducting an interview (fewer schools are requiring/recommending these), the essays are your primary means of “speaking” directly to the admissions committee.

With that in mind, here are a few pointers to keep in mind as you compose your essays:

1. Be aware of your communication style.

How you communicate is often more important than what you communicate. In other words, your tone needs to be positive but not pompous; conversational but not colloquial; thoughtful but not trivial.For example, your comments about yourself should be factual but not self-aggrandizing. It should not sound as though you are congratulating yourself, or think that you are superior to others. When discussing your accomplishments, it is always wise to start off by saying something like: “It was my privilege to” or “I consider it an honor to have. . .” or “It was very exciting and yet humbling when I. . .” Also, resist the temptation of being too colloquial. Do not use slang or sound like you are having drinks with your friends. This is a professional conversation. It’s an “interview on paper.” Pretend you are sitting in front of the admissions committee and speaking to them. Be thoughtful in your comments – show that you spent time working on your essays – that you really mean business.

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4 Tips for Your MBA Application Resume

Posted by TheMBATour on 10 August 2011 / 1 Comment

By Linda Abraham, founder and president of

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