Friday, September 14, 2012

MBA Admissions Advice from the Experts

We recently wrapped up our fall Forté Forum events and now offer a series of webinars to further support you in the pre-MBA process. This week, I hosted our first “MBA Admissions Advice – General Application Tips” webinar.
The panel of seasoned MBA Admission Representatives discussed topics such as preparing for the GMAT, work experience and leadership, letters of recommendation, writing your essays & preparing your resume, and finally the interview process. Here are a few quotes from the panel:

“We look at your undergrad record, graduate experience, as well as your GMAT tests. The reason we are looking at this, is the Admissions Committee wants to get a good sense of your ability to handle the rigor of the MBA program,” Patricia Harrison, Associate Director of Admissions, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

One of the first things we look at is your resume. I cannot stress enough the importance of putting together a polished, professional resume that is comprehensible to someone that does not work in your industry,” Soojin Kwon, Director of Admissions, Ross School of Business at Michigan

“Make sure you speak to the recommender ahead of time… and also make sure it’s going to be a positive recommendation,” Debby Herczeg, Admissions Coordinator, University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

“The essays and interviews are my favorite part of the application, because I get to know the most about who you are as an individual through the interviews and the essays,” Kelly Wilson, Executive Direction, MBA Admissions, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon

Take some time to listen to the complete webinar online:

Arrion Rathsack, Manager of Sponsor Relations and Programs, Forté Foundation

P.S. Join us for an upcoming webinar to gain all the information you need to know about getting your MBA. From financing your MBA to getting advice on the application process to hearing from women of color who’ve sought their MBA, the webinars will put you in touch with successful businesswomen who can provide you with the answers you’re looking for to make this important decision.

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