Monday, April 23, 2018

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Will Your Medical School Personal Statement Stand Out?

Register for the Webinar: Your 5 Step Guide to Successful Medical School Personal Statements

Your challenge: show the admissions committee something unique about you, in just 5300 characters! Convey your passion for medicine, show what kind of person and student you are, and demonstrate what kind of physician you’ll be in the future… No big deal, right? <Gulp>

Don’t worry – It’s not you; it’s that the personal statements are really challenging!

Often, we hear from med school applicants who worry that their personal statements will be too similar to those of other applicants – because they have similar experiences or similar motivations for pursuing medicine. And with so many competitive applicants, that is definitely a concern. You have to stand out.

Given these challenges, how can you make sure that your personal statement represents you as effectively as possible? How can you overcome the challenge of the blank page, and create a successful med personal statement?

From our extensive experience coaching applicants like you to med school success, we’ve learned what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to personal statements. Our one-hour webinar, The 5-Step Guide to Successful Medical School Personal Statements, is a skills-based roadmap to personal statement success. You’ll learn how to approach your personal statement thoughtfully – so that you won’t be intimidated by that blank page, or by your competition.

The webinar is free, but registration is required – save your spot today!

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The 2018-19 MBA Application Season is Starting

The 2018-19 MBA Application Season is Starting!

Are You Ready to Apply to HBS and CBS? We have some info! Here’s what we know so far:

Harvard Business School

• The essay question, unchanged from last year, is this: “As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA Program?”

• The Round 1 deadline is Sept. 5, 2018 and the Round 2 is January 3, 2019.

You can find more information here.

Columbia Business School

CBS has released its 2018-19 deadlines:

All deadlines are at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

For future changes and updates, please click here.

Columbia has not yet finalized its essay questions for the upcoming application cycle. It anticipates doing so in the second half of May. When it posts next year’s questions, you’ll find them on the Application Requirements page. Or check back on Accepted’s blog.

Are you ready to rock those applications? We’re ready to help. Check out our MBA Admissions Services now.

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Related Resources:

Best MBA Programs: A Guide to Selecting the Right One, a free guide
Harvard, Stanford, Wharton: What’s the Difference?, a short video
• MBA Applicants: How to Get Accepted in 2018-19

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Should You Take the GMAT or GRE Exam?

Should You Take the GMAT or the GRE

Should You Take the GMAT or the GRE?

Most b-schools now accept the GRE (you can see the full list here), which means you can weigh your options and decide whether the GRE or GMAT will increase your chances of acceptance. Here are a few factors to consider when making this decision.

You’re an unmistakable candidate for the GMAT if:

• At least one of the b-schools you’re applying to doesn’t accept the GRE.

• You plan on a post-MBA career in investment banking or management consulting. In that case, you should take the GMAT since such recruiters sometimes use GMAT scores as a screening tool.

• The wording on one of your target schools’ websites indicates that the GRE is accepted, but is clearly a lower-class citizen. We’re seeing this less frequently

• You score higher on GMAT practice tests than on GRE practice tests.

You should opt to take the GRE instead of the GMAT if:

• You’re fresh out of college and aren’t sure exactly what to do next, but feel prepared to take the GRE. You may as well go ahead and take it – the scores remain usable for up to five years. Maybe you’ll use your scores for a future b-school application, or maybe for some other grad program.

• You want to save money (about $100) and/or will have trouble getting to a GMAT testing center. If that sounds like you, go ahead and take the GRE (obviously provided that your target schools accept it). The GRE is cheaper, and there are more testing centers throughout the world.

• You score higher on practice GRE tests than on practice GMAT tests AND your target schools accept the GRE.

For most applicants, it’ll come down to where you get higher scores on practice tests. If you repeatedly do better on the GMAT practice tests than on the GRE, then that’s the exam you should take, hands down. Of course, if it’s impossible for you to get to a GMAT testing location, then the decision again becomes quite obvious, and you should opt for the GRE. Weigh your options, see what makes the most sense for you… and good luck!

Our expert MBA admissions consultants are ready to give you advice on which test to take, and help you with any aspect of your business school application. Contact us today to learn how we can help you get Accepted!

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Related Resources:

Five Effective Stress-Reducing Solutions for GMAT/GRE Success, a free webinar
Affordable Online Test Prep, a podcast episode
The GMAT and Your MBA Admissions Profile

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Friday, April 20, 2018

How SunTrust Customers Can Protect Themselves After Data Breach

What You Need to Know Before You Fill Out Your AMCAS Application

Watch the Webinar: Create a Winning AMCAS Application

Our webinar, Create a Winning AMCAS Application, was a huge success. If you missed it, don’t worry – you still have a chance to see why applicants consider Accepted’s webinars among our most exciting resources!

The full webinar is now available to view on-demand, and for free. Check it out.

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