Your Future
July 14, 2009

How do I recommend thee? Let me count the ways…

For many applicants, nothing causes more stress during the admissions process than  recommendations.  So let’s discuss:  Schools will typically ask recommenders to provide objective feedback ... Read more
Your Future
July 7, 2009

So just what does an admissions consultant do, anyway?

We find that among the top reasons students choose to work with a Kaplan consultant are to receive application essay guidance and mock interview preparation. And for good reason —... Read more
Your Future
June 24, 2009

To GMAT or to GRE? That is the question…

Okay, maybe it’s not the question, but it may very well be a question that you are contemplating.   Which way should you go?  The conventional wisdom is that you should... Read more
Your Future
June 4, 2009

HBS to accept GRE scores. I get it…but I don’t...

Back in the middle ages (the late ’80’s actually), HBS began a multi-year experiment during which the school no longer accepted GMAT scores. The rationale was that the school’s commi... Read more
Your Future
May 18, 2009

What’s your stereotype, and how can you use it to...

Admissions officers pride themselves on their ability to evaluate each candidate on his and her individual merits.  But it’s also true that candidates with similar professional and academic bac... Read more
Your Future
May 11, 2009

Oh, no! I’ve been waitlisted…

The classic film, Casablanca (if you’ve never seen it, rent it and watch it right now), begins with a narrator’s voiceover which includes the following: "…But the others wait in... Read more
Your Future
April 27, 2009

A word or two about interviews

When it comes to interviews, I’m reminded of the time my wife asked me what was I thinking when I allowed my (at the time) 10 year old son to... Read more
Your Future
April 21, 2009

2010 Forecast and Some Thoughts on Interviews

I’ve been told that one of the keys to being a popular pundit is to make bold predictions and to make them early. If you turn out to be correct,... Read more
Your Future
April 14, 2009

2009 Application Trends

Whenever I speak to a group of  b-school aspirants, one of the first questions I’ll be asked inevitably is, “what’s going with application volume?  Will it be up or down... Read more

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