Wharton | Mr. CTO
GMAT 730, GPA 3.95
Wharton | Ms. Financial Real Estate
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
MIT Sloan | Mr. Indian Healthcare Analytics
GMAT 720, GPA 7.8
Harvard | Mr. Consumer Goods Senior Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 8.27/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Filipino Startup
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Ms. Media Entertainment
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Evolving Teacher
GRE 328, GPA 3.26
Columbia | Mr. Indian I-Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 8.63
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Tech-y Athlete
GRE , GPA 3.63
Harvard | Mr. Deferred Financial Poet
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Harvard | Mr. Lieutenant To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Ms. EV Evangelist
GRE 334, GPA 2.67
Wharton | Ms. Product Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. Indian Engineer + MBA Now In Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 8.7 / 10
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Indonesian Salesperson
GMAT 660, GPA 3.49
Berkeley Haas | Mr. LGBT+CPG
GMAT 720, GPA 3.95
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Tech For Non-Profits
GRE 312, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Combat Pilot Non-Profit Leader
GRE 329, GPA 3.73
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Actual Poet
GMAT 720, GPA 12.0/14
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Administration & Policy Latino Advocate
GRE 324, GPA 3.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Asian Mexican Finance Hombre
GMAT 650, GPA 2.967
Columbia | Mr. Fintech Data Scientist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.66
Tuck | Mr. Opportunities In MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Harvard | Mr. Strategy For Social Good
GRE 325, GPA 3.5

Do’s & Don’ts For Parents Of MBAs

parents

If you’re applying to a business school, you might want to give some advice to your Mom and Dad, especially if they have shown a tendency to coddle you.

And if you’re the parent of a son or daughter whose aspiration is to attend a top-flight MBA program, you might want to heed some valuable counsel on what you should or shouldn’t do to help your adult child get an acceptance.

We asked Dan Bauer, founder and CEO of The MBA Exchange, a leading MBA admissions consulting firm, what do’s and don’ts for parents of MBAs he would give potentially hovering helicopter parents. He swears that his own parents had nothing to do with his acceptance to the Harvard Business School years ago. Here’s what Bauer suggests:

DO

 

Remind yourself, early and often, that this is not YOUR candidacy or

application.

Remember that the MBA admissions process is very different than

undergraduate admissions in which parents are expected and encouraged to

participate.

Express sincere encouragement to the applicant during the stressful

application process.

Help the applicant recall meaningful experiences, role models,

accomplishments and lessons learned earlier in life.

Offer introductions to your friends and colleagues who attended the

targeted b-schools as information resources.

Volunteer to proofread the final application for spelling or grammar

errors only, not for content.

Watch for subtle signs that your involvement is adding stress and, if so,

back off immediately.

Encourage the applicant to reapply if rejected.  Unlike undergraduate

applications, there are “do-overs.”

DON’T

 

Push your son or daughter to apply before he or she is ready, committed

and eager to do so.

Put pressure on the applicant to pursue only elite schools that are out of

reach.

Suggest recommenders — however prestigious — whose only connection to

the applicant is “family friend.”

Accompany the applicant to information sessions, campus visits, alumni

events, or class observations.

Ghost write essays or recommendations.

Contact the admissions office — for any reason, at any time.

Pretend to be your son or daughter in email or telephone communications.

(Yes, it happens).

Insert yourself between the applicant and his or her admissions

consultant. Trust the expert.

DON’T MISS: HELICOPTER PARENTS HOVER OVER GRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOOL, TOO