Wharton | Mr. Big Four To IB
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Overrepresented MBB Consultant (2+2)
GMAT 760, GPA 3.95
Stanford GSB | Mr. Startup Guy
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Rice Jones | Mr. Tech Firm Product Manager
GRE 320, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Billion Dollar Startup
GRE 309, GPA 6.75/10
Chicago Booth | Mr. Mexican Central Banker
GMAT 730, GPA 95.8/100 (1st in class)
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Tech Risk
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Wharton | Ms. Strategy & Marketing Roles
GMAT 750, GPA 9.66/10
Harvard | Mr. Bomb Squad To Business
GMAT 740, GPA 3.36
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 To Healthcare Reformer
GRE 338, GPA 4.0 (1st Class Honours - UK - Deans List)
Foster School of Business | Mr. Corporate Strategy In Tech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.32
IU Kelley | Mr. Advertising Guy
GMAT 650, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Yale | Mr. Lawyer Turned Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Whitecoat Businessman
GMAT 740, GPA Equivalent to 3(Wes) and 3.4(scholaro)
MIT Sloan | Ms. Digital Manufacturing To Tech Innovator
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Healthcare Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. Developing Social Enterprises
GMAT 750, GPA 3.75
Yale | Mr. Education Management
GMAT 730, GPA 7.797/10
Columbia | Mr. Neptune
GMAT 750, GPA 3.65
Darden | Ms. Education Management
GRE 331, GPA 9.284/10
Columbia | Mr. Confused Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 Trader
GMAT 770, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr Big 4 To IB
GRE 317, GPA 4.04/5.00

Why Clubs Matter In Choosing An MBA

Holiday Checklist For MBA Applicants

With the holidays under way, it’s important for MBA applicants to stay on top of their game.

Stacy Blackman, of Stacy Blackman Consulting, recently outlined a step-by-step guide for holiday time management.

Check In With Recommenders

It’s important to ensure that your recommenders are on track to submit your letter on time.

Blackman suggests that applicants touch base with their recommenders if it’s been more than two weeks since their last check in.

“Remind them that it would be great if they could upload their responses a few days before the deadlines to avoid any last-minute system-crash drama,” Blackman writes. And thank them again for their time!”

With work slowing down during the holidays, Blackman says, it’s important to remind your recommenders to stay on track.

“Ensuring your recommenders are on track is your top priority because this is a tough time of the year for people to be pulled away from family obligations,” she writes. “You know you’ll get everything in, but this isn’t consuming their lives like it is yours.”

Document Check

It’s also critical to ensure that you have all the documents you need for your application.

“If you’re missing something at this point, you’ll probably have to hustle to secure what you need,” Blackman says.

Here are the common documents and other necessities needed for an MBA application, according to Columbia Business School:

  • Transcripts
  • GPA
  • Resume
  • GMAT/GRE Score
  • Essays
  • Recommendations
  • Application Fee/Deposits

Resume Reviews

Blackman also suggests applicants to finalize their resumes during the holiday break.

“Many schools have cut down on essay requirements, so resumes are playing a larger role in deciding prospective students’ fates,” Blackman writes. “It’s critical that your resume tells the full story of your professional, educational and extracurricular achievements.”

Polish Your Essays

Most of your essays should be ready to submit during the holidays. However, Blackman says, it is possible to pull together quality responses in two weeks—if you are focused.

“You can have a few friends or family members on standby to help you firm up your themes and cut down extra words, but if you’re working with an admissions consultant, don’t let advice from others derail the strategy and positioning your consultant has helped you set,” Blackman writes.

Sources: Stacy Blackman Consulting, Columbia Business School