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Applying to b school in a few years
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Applying to b school in a few years
Applying to b school in a few years
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Applying to B-School in a Few Years? Maximize Your Candidacy Today

Applying to B-School in a Few Years? Maximize Your Candidacy Today

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  • 1. Applying to B-School in a Few Years? Maximize Your Candidacy Today http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com/ Amerasia Consulting Group - MBA Admissions Consulting
  • 2. Applying to B-School in a Few Years? Maximize Your Candidacy TodayA significant portion of my MBA admissions consulting applicants cometo be with little to no extracurricular experience since theirundergraduate days. While this is a problem that can be addressed, itcan show a lack of proper planning over the long term. A lot ofapplicants dont think about the impact of their actions on their applicantcompetitiveness when the graduate from undergrad. To a certainextent, even I was the same way. What I like most about some of myclients is the way some of them are way ahead of the game we call theMBA application process. Those that have been planning since day 1 togo back to b-school tend to be distinguishing yourself from your peersout of the gate and these habits show when constructing the businessschool application. Amerasia Consulting Group - MBA Admissions Consulting
  • 3. Maximize Your Candidacy TodayThis is what I tell those who have graduated and are planning to apply tobusiness school in a few years:Make sure you find a mentor at your employer.This does not have to be formal but it always helps when someone canshow you the ropes. This person should be senior and be respected inthe office. Amerasia Consulting Group - MBA Admissions Consulting
  • 4. Maximize Your Candidacy TodayThis mentor will also be able to make introductions for youaround the org. This will help when it comes to recommendation time. Amerasia Consulting Group - MBA Admissions Consulting
  • 5. Maximize Your Candidacy TodayAdcoms will consider your tenure and the ratio of leadershipexperience to overall experience at your work. Work to maximize this so that you can write about it eventually in your essays. Amerasia Consulting Group - MBA Admissions Consulting
  • 6. Maximize Your Candidacy TodayMake sure you are asking for leadership responsibility. It does notmatter if it is leading the charge with organizing the companyholiday party or asking for more work when on a project. Its called managing your manager and it works wonders when its time for a promotion. Do this and more opportunities will arise. You may get to pick and chose your project work..... Amerasia Consulting Group - MBA Admissions Consulting
  • 7. Maximize Your Candidacy TodayStepping up also helps with respect to your eventualrecommendation when your manager is asked for how wellyou rank against your peer group. Amerasia Consulting Group - MBA Admissions Consulting
  • 8. Maximize Your Candidacy TodaySeek out those in the organization who have MBAs. Get toknow them. Eventually, ask them to lunch and get to knowhow they liked their MBA experience. Amerasia Consulting Group - MBA Admissions Consulting
  • 9. Maximize Your Candidacy TodayGet involved with extracurriculars at work. Assume a leadership role as well as I have alluded to above. Amerasia Consulting Group - MBA Admissions Consulting
  • 10. Maximize Your Candidacy TodaySee what pre-MBA mentoring programs are available to you. I know UCLA Anderson has the Riordan programs. This is a great way to gain exposure. Amerasia Consulting Group - MBA Admissions Consulting
  • 11. Maximize Your Candidacy TodayJoin several other organization types: Toastmasters International - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toastmasters_International A young professionals organization in your city - these orgs have social and business elements that will help you network. Meetup.com - look for groups on meetup that have business or philanthropic goals that align with your interests. Amerasia Consulting Group - MBA Admissions Consulting
  • 12. Maximize Your Candidacy TodayAs you get within a year of applying, go to open houses andMBA tours. Get your name and face out there Adcoms have an uncanny way of remembering who you are. Amerasia Consulting Group - MBA Admissions Consulting
  • 13. http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com/ Amerasia Consulting Group - MBA Admissions Consulting

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