11th hour mba application advice consider this list before you submit
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11th Hour MBA Application Advice -Consider This List Before You Submit By the Amerasia Consulting Group, MBA Admissions Consultants
11th Hour MBA Application Advice -Consider This List Before You SubmitHere are our list of best tips and practices,so you dont get caught with your pantsdown with one hour to go before submitting.We always tell our clients, do not wait a fewdays before the deadline to begincompleting your online app, because youjust may have an "oh-snap" type moment.
Continuation 1. Most applications on the applyyourself.com domain wont take scanned transcripts bigger than 700kb. You can shrink your transcripts (online) here - http://goo.gl/8EQeC
Continuation 2 . Schools like Columbia host their own applications (ie. not through applyyouself.com) - I wouldnt push the limits of good judgment when submitting close to the deadline. Try to submit a few hours before the deadline or risk having the server slow way down.
Continuation 3 . You cant cut and paste short answers onto the online app fields when using Google Chrome. You have to use Firefox. No one uses Internet Explorer .... joking, but I have not tested cut/paste with Explorer.
Continuation 4. Most schools include short essays on their app. Tuck has their international experience essays (250 words), Yale has a professional statement, HBS does ask you for your goals and Darden does a good job of hitting you up with an elevator pitch essay.
Continuation 5. Also know that all schools have a short answers on their app that will ask you for employment history, significant awards, extracurriculars. Do not simply cut and paste from your resume - try to make your answers complete sentences.
Continuation 6. Short answers on the app will most likely have character limits, not word limits. There is a difference. Also note - that characters includes spaces.
Continuation 7. In general, dont mail it in on your online app answers - the "data sheet" is the first thing the admissions committee will see. Do not get off on the wrong foot by being sloppy or incomplete. Grammar counts.
Continuation 8. Some schools ask you what other schools you are applying to - this has a purpose. Its like being on a date and getting asked how many other people you are seeing.
Continuation 9. Columbia asks you what "current students" you have spoken to - they want names. Other schools simply ask you what student or alums you have talked to.
Continuation 10. Dont put down that you have attended an event if you have not. They do try and keep track - and they will check.
Continuation 11. Resumes should be traditional - no color, pictures, weird fonts. The resume is supposed to be a sales document - so it has to be aesthically pleasing. Think like this - would a recruiter hire me for a consulting job if they saw my rainbow colored, alphabet soup looking resume?
Continuation 12. Columbia asks for a picture - use a picture that is professional, not gangsta or gangnam. So dont fake bake, pucker your lips or wear anything with sequins or flair. Chicago wants a slide show - no grainy motorola star-tac quality pics, or pics with your shirt off.
Continuation 13. If youre cutting it close on the word counts or if you are filling up all the short answer boxes on the online form, it is okay to use acronyms. Just dont go crazy using them if the adcom doesnt have a clue as to what they are.
Continuation 14. Dont be a d-bag and submit your recommendation on behalf of your recommender. If he or she is too busy find another recommender or dress up as a clown to get their attention. A good reason is that the writing will probably sound like your style of writing. A better reason is that some schools do record your IP address. It really looks un-kosher to have your app, your rec 1 and rec 2, coming from the same IP and just minutes apart.
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