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B-school Selection – The first step

Posted by Admission CrackVerbal in Admission TipsBlog Content, on March 21, 2014
Harward University

The obvious first step is to look at your experience, GPA, GMAT and misc factors to understand what is a   (a) stretch school – dream school but chances are low   (b) reach school – chances are high but not in top 10/20   (c) safe school – it is the school where you…

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What Do B-schools Look for When They Interview You? – The 3 C’s

Posted by Admission CrackVerbal in Admission TipsBlog Content, on February 22, 2014
MBA Interviews

Welcome to this week’s edition of Wednesday Wisdom and one question that I’m going to be answering today is – What do B-schools really look for when they are trying to interview you? This is the time when a lot of people who have sent in their applications, would…

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What to Avoid When Choosing Recommenders

Posted by Admission CrackVerbal in Admission TipsBlog Content, on February 22, 2014
letter of recommendation

Welcome to this week’s edition of Wednesday Wisdom. The question that I typically get asked is about choosing recommenders. Here is a slightly different spin to it – how not to choose recommenders or how not to approach…

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Financing Your MBA

Posted by Admission CrackVerbal in Admission TipsBlog Content, on February 05, 2014
MBA Finance

Welcome to another week of Wednesday Wisdom. Today I’m going to talk about a question that is probably bothering people even before they get started with the whole GMAT preparation. The question is –

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MBA Application Strategies for Round 1, Round 2 & Round 3 Deadlines

Posted by Admission CrackVerbal in Admission TipsBlog Content, on December 17, 2013
ISB deadlines

This week’s edition of Wednesday Wisdoms talks about application strategies for the Round1, Round 2 & Round 3 MBA application deadlines.     So one question that we keep getting asked is whether the 1st round, the 2nd round and the…

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3 Mistakes ISB Applicants Make: Tips From ISB Alumnus & Admissions Panelist Pradyot Anand

Posted by Admission CrackVerbal in Admission TipsBlog Content, on November 15, 2013
pradyot anand - ISB

When it comes to ISB (and more generally MBA) admissions, getting an interview short-list is only the first step. While there is no guaranteed formula to convert an interview call into an admit, there are a few things that are guaranteed to not get you the admit.   In this post,…

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Can I Make It To Round 2 Deadlines?

Posted by Admission CrackVerbal in Admission TipsBlog Content, on October 30, 2013
deadlines

Are you a Late Latif who’s been planning an MBA since the beginning of time, but have got around to booking a date in late November 2013? 🙂   Or are you a GMAT re-taker looking to improve your score?   The question that’s foremost in your mind right now would be…

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5 Things You Should (& Should Not) Ask the Admissions Team at MBA fairs

Posted by Admission CrackVerbal in Admission TipsBlog Content, on September 27, 2013
Do's & Don'ts

Before I deep-dive into the list, here are 2 generic things that you need to remember:   1) Leave questions open-ended   For all questions you can end with “Is there anything else that you think I should know? Is there anything else that you think is…

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3 Critical Rules to be a “Cool Customer” at ‘MBA info sessions’!

Posted by Admission CrackVerbal in Admission TipsBlog Content, on September 24, 2013
MBA Info sessions

Many top MBA schools in the world are coming to India to attract top quality applicants. Though a few host independent info-sessions most prefer coming as part of MBA conferences.   CrackVerbal has been associated with various MBA fairs and info sessions since 2010 and has seen…

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5 Tips To Create Great Video Essays

Posted by Admission CrackVerbal in Admission TipsBlog Content, on July 22, 2013

Video essays are a great way to let the AdCom glimpse your personality and communication skills before the interview.   If you have the option of submitting a video essay, definitely go for it.   Here are some tips when attempting video essays:     1. Make sure the quality of both visuals…

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