Monthly Archives: June 2014

Application Advice & June roll-call

June has already ended! One major thing that happened this month was that I got a lot of advice from people (current students, Alumni, Colleagues, even Adcoms – from events I attended). So I’m putting them up here so that everybody can benefit from them, you can add yours in the comment section so I can also benefit from them. They are listed in no particular order:

  • The entire application is important; use every bit of it. Let your all your responses and answers demonstrate that you are ideal for the school.

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Posted by on June 30, 2014 in Application


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Essays and she-says

I started working on my essays this week and I have come to two conclusions:

  1. It doesn’t get easier,
  2. Knowing the response to the essay prompt is totally different from being able to communicate it in the essay within the specified limit.

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Posted by on June 24, 2014 in Application


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2015 MBA round 1 applications: My Approach part 2

I’ve set out a more detailed plan since I posted this. I have come up with what I call an application matrix. I got the idea after reading this blog post. My application matrix contains all the goals, attributes and personality traits that I plan to show the admissions committee as well as all the different aspects of application process. It looks like this Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on June 17, 2014 in Application


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2015 MBA round 1 applications: My Approach part 1

It takes a serious approach to get a glorious result

That is what one of my mentors always says and judging from his results, I’ll say he’s right. I have decided to manage my applications, the way I manage projects on my job – with one exception, Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Application


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I plan to apply to four or five schools in round 1 (Wharton, Stanford, Sloan, Booth and one other school I’m yet to decide on). Since most of them have their deadlines by October 1 (some deadlines are earlier than that), I have decided to start working on my essays while still preparing for my GMAT (I may as well start practicing my multi-tasking skills for B-school).

For the past few days, I’ve been asking myself a lot of questions Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 7, 2014 in Application


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Resume *sigh*


Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful – John Maeda


P.S: In case you can’t tell, I’m having difficulties putting my resume together. I wish all parties could agree on what it should or should not contain and how long it can be, along with all the extra things that go into putting it together.

For now, I’m going to take a deep breath and do some meditation. Any help, suggestion or advice is welcome.

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Posted by on June 4, 2014 in Application


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Pre-Application Preparation: Letters of Recommendation

If you are not applying to any of the schools that have started their Fall 2015 admission; (HBS, Columbia, Stern & Tuck – are the only ones that I know of, there may be others); you’re in the same boat with me. Except you may have written your GMAT which I am still preparing for but that is for another post.

Apart from preparing for GMAT, I’m also preparing for another aspect of the application: recommendations. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on June 2, 2014 in Application, Recommendation


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