Accepted’s Holiday Hours

By - Dec 22, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, enjoying time with family and friends. That’s how most members of Accepted’s staff will spend December 24, 25, 26, 31, and Jan 1 and 2. However, we also know that deadlines are looming for many of you....

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How to Give Your Application as Much Weight as Possible

By - Dec 20, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

Although you may think that your grades, test scores, resume and application essay carry the most weight, the actual application form is important too. The boxes should contain valuable information that helps convince the admissions readers you will thrive at their school and add to their...

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Time Management Tips to Make the Most of Your Test Prep

By - Dec 15, 10:30 AM   Comments [0]

Time is precious on a standardized test. On test day, efficient time use can be the difference between a top score and a failing one. And in test prep, as on the test itself, time is of the essence. Here are some time management tips...

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London Business School 2017 MiF Essay Questions, Tips & Deadlines

By - Dec 12, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

The LBS MiF essay questions, together, convey strong interest in two inter-related points: (1) how you envision and plan your future career and (2) your knowledge of and interest in the LBS Masters in Finance program (2 of the 3 questions ask specifically about LBS)....

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Application Essay Tip: The Devil is in the Details

By - Dec 8, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

You can argue about the devil, but certainly the substance, distinctiveness, and success of your essays depends on the details. Bringing Out Your Uniqueness in the Details Many applicants tend to bury their uniqueness and success under vague assertions. You don’t want to hide your achievements; you want to trumpet...

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London Business School MiM Essay Questions, Tips & Deadlines

By - Dec 6, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

The London Business School Masters in Management application essay questions indicate that the adcom values and seeks applicants who have self-understanding and the ability to reflect, self-reflect, and self-critique. For people who are just starting their careers and don’t yet have a lot of real-world...

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Bring Your Personal Statement to Life With Vivid, Active Verbs

By - Dec 4, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

I watched a candle burn a few nights ago. It happened to have a particularly nice flame that conjured up many different images: • The flame stood erect. • The flame danced. • The flame cavorted. • The flame pranced. • The flame swayed. • The...

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Want a Kellogg MBA?

By - Nov 30, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Before I introduce today’s guest, I would like to invite you to a webinar I’m presenting on December 7. Whether you are planning to apply this application cycle or aiming for next year or later, this webinar, 5 Ways to Make B-schools Love You, will...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By - Nov 24, 10:30 AM   Comments [0]

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, a national holiday during which we give pause – at least for a brief moment – to count our blessings. Wherever you are, that is a good exercise. An attitude of gratitude is worth cultivating throughout the year. I firmly...

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Stand Out! A Critical Goal for Your Application

By - Nov 23, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

I covered the importance of showing fit in Episode 162 “Focus on Fit,” the second most popular show of 2016 and the most popular show of the second half of 2016. But there is a second focus you need if you want to apply successfully...

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