After all those months of hard work, you have finally submitted all of your business school applications! Congratulations!
With that burden off of your back, what else should you be doing after you submit your application? Let’s explore a few action items to tick off your to-do list post-submission:
The best time to prepare for an interview is when all of the information relating to your application is still fresh in your mind. Some schools will invite you to interview just a few weeks after the application deadline, while for other schools it could be a couple months before your interview — either way, it’s best to try to begin your prep for a potential interview early. Business school application interviews can have a major impact on your candidacy, so getting an early start on your preparation is never a bad thing. For tips on interview prep, check out our article MBA Admissions Interviews – What to Expect as well as the Veritas Prep Essential Guide to Top Business Schools where you’ll find sections with interview advice for 12 of the top MBA programs.
Apply for Scholarships
Business school is not cheap and with very few full scholarships available, it is important to consider all alternatives to paying for your education. External merit-based scholarships are a great way to pay for all or a portion of your MBA. Many of the deadlines for these scholarship opportunities are much earlier in the application cycle than you would expect, so don’t wait until you are admitted to figure out how you will pay for school. There is a lot of money out there, so use your post-submission time to give yourself the best chance at securing some funding.
Thank Your Recommenders
Recommenders play a huge role in the success of your application. Make sure you acknowledge their hard work, especially if they are providing recommendations for multiple schools. Also, don’t be afraid to send your thanks after each submitted application, or take them out for lunch to show your appreciation of their contribution to your success.
Relax! Applying to business school is stressful, so it is very important to find pockets of time to relax. Enjoy the brief break and rest up for the next phase of the process.
Join Veritas Prep for a free webinar in February on the Veritas Prep YouTube channel. We’ll offer interview tips and answer your questions. Sign up at https://www.veritasprep.com/business-school/free-online-mba-admissions-workshop/.
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Dozie Azotam is a consultant with Veritas Prep, the largest privately owned test prep and admissions consulting company in the world. Since 2002, Veritas Prep has helped thousands of applicants gain admission to their dream schools using its team of experienced consultants and a personalized game plan for each client.