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Presentations rock

Caffeine is my new best friend and Booth rocks for giving me the opportunity to create an awesome presentation. If consultants have a language it’ll be presentations and I’m very fluent in that language if I have to say so myself. However, I am aware that some people do not have the same love for presentations that I have but still want to send in an amazing presentation so I’m going to summarize my ‘introduction to presentations’ study pack (pecks of being a hoarder, I still have those from 2008), I hope its useful: Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on August 28, 2014 in Application, Financial Aid


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One Month to go

Overwhelmed? Not me!

So Me. In exactly one month, I intend to click send on my Sloan Applications but at this moment it is all over the place as are my emotions and thoughts. I have spent more hours working this week than I spent on every other thing put together. I really am not complaining but I’m not thrilled about it either. I did manage to squeeze out three hours to spend with the Stanford admissions team when they came to Nigeria and I’m glad I did. Here’s a summary of the things I learnt or relearnt from that visit and some of them came from Derek Bolton himself, unfortunately, I didn’t get down which came from who. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on August 21, 2014 in Application


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Application Status

In less than 50 days, I will be submitting my application for at least one of my chosen schools (Sloan has the honour of being the school with the tightest deadline for me). Here’s a look at where I am now with respect to my MBA applications

GMAT: Done (710 – well within the 80% range for all the schools I’m applying to) Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on August 5, 2014 in Application, Recommendation


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Admission events – Wharton

Wharton came to Lagos!!! I was going through my admissions log (a cute notebook I use to keep track of all things related to MBA admissions) when I realized I hadn’t shared my experience from the session.

I was really impressed by the event, there were roughly 10-15 applicants, 7 alumni and the director of admissions. It was less of a lecture/ sales pitch and more of a question-and-answer session. With the exception of 1 or 2 fellows with really annoying questions better suited for google than alums and admissions personnel, I would say the questions were really enlightening. Here’s what I added to my long list of Wharton-related admission advice. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on July 21, 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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I waited two days to write this post because I wasn’t sure if I should.

On Saturday, I attended a Booth event (Women’s week) here in Lagos, as it turned out, I was the only ‘applicant’ in attendance, *sigh* I’d secretly hoped to check out the competition. But I got to hang out with three amazing ladies and eat a great meal all courtesy of ‘papa Booth’ as one alum put it.

The event was scheduled for 11:00am so I was more than a little worried when I was leaving my house just 15 minutes shy of eleven. It also didn’t help that it took me all of 10 minutes to get a taxi; I’m one of the few Lagosians that don’t drive by choice. Driving in Lagos would definitely drive me over the edge, pun intended. To my utmost surprise, I was only the second person to arrive and more surprising, the only person I met there was Lady A (just assume that’s her name), my interviewer. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Application


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