Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's MBA time

Did you know it’s MBA school application season?

Me, neither.

I never get the memos.

Anyhow, if you are thinking of some higher higher ed, here are some tips from Dana Middleton, WSJ, Nov 10, 2009.

The season is from November to as late as April. Do your most coveted school first By the third round, they are looking for specific attributes. Don’t procrastinate.

Discuss your long-term goals with your employer—a recommendation from that person enhances your app. If you feel like the employer would feel threatened about your leaving, write a letter to the school explaining why you have no recommendation.

Work harder at the office, Middleton says. Maybe you can add a new talking point to your app.

Spend three weeks preparing for the in-person interview. Check out www.accepted.com for sample questions you might get.

Wait-listed is not bad—don’t panic. You may get a counselor to watch the list for you. You can also put in more positive info.

If you are going full-time, plan your exit from your company carefully. Leave on a high note.

You may come back—smarter than ever.

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