Friday, July 11, 2014

To get in biz school, amp up the jabber

I keep writing about getting into business school--you want to? I sure don't. Anyhow, the latest is from Adam Rubenfire, WSJ, July 3, 2014.

The trend seems to be more biz schools, including the la-de-dahs like Harvard, are asking for videos and other quirky submissions rather than transcripts. Or in addition to. Even those recommendation letters are not as beloved anymore, one might do it.

Essays may be short.

This is a form of business casual.

Even the instructions are bubbly--"Read This First" etc.

Why be stuffy, one admissions officer said.

Of course--another said--you wouldn't want to overdo this.

Your first judgment call! How cool.


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