McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Columbia | Mr. Government Shipyard
GMAT 660, GPA 3.85
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Tepper | Mr. Midwest Or Bust
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Wharton | Ms. Traveling Banker
GMAT 750, GPA 3.2
Yale | Mr. Whizzy
GMAT 720, GPA 4.22
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Global Technological Solutions
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Columbia | Mr. Indian Software Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Tepper | Mr. Technology & Community
GMAT 650 Practice Test, GPA 3.05
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Corporate Finance Leadership
GMAT 660, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Ms. Stray Cat Savior
GRE 338, GPA 3.92
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Harvard | Mr. Berkeley Boy
GRE 329, GPA 3.67
Harvard | Mr. Future Hedge Fund Manager
GMAT 520, GPA 2.75
Yale | Mr. Addiction Recovery Activist
GRE 323, GPA 3.87
Stanford GSB | Ms. Government To EdTech
GRE 323, GPA 14/20 (B equivalent)
Tepper | Mr. Miner
GMAT 680, GPA 8.01 India / 3.3 US
Harvard | Mr. Half-letic
GMAT 720, GPA 3.45
Harvard | Mr. Strategist
GMAT 750, GPA 73%, top of the class (gold medalist)
Harvard | Ms. Hollywood To Healthcare
GMAT 730, GPA 2.5
Harvard | Ms. Biotech Leadership
GMAT 710, GPA 3.78
Wharton | Ms. Experiential Beauty
GRE 315, GPA 3.32
Wharton | Mr. Law & Entrepreneur
GRE 325, GPA 3.86
Tepper | Mr. Experiential Marketer
GMAT 660, GPA 2.8/4.0
Wharton | Ms. Investment Banker
GMAT 720, GPA 8.65/10
Kellogg | Mr. Platoon Commander
GMAT 710, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. Techie Turning Tides
GRE TBD, GPA 3.35

Using Social Media To Get Accepted

Using Social Media To Get Accepted

We live in the age of social media. While negative social media activity on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook can impact your MBA admissions, experts say applicants can actually use social media to their advantage.

A 2018 survey by Kaplan Test Prep found that roughly 40% of admissions officers in b-schools screen applicants’ social media pages to learn more about them. While that number may seem low, Kaplan found that admissions officers are increasingly looking at applicants’ social media pages. Kaplan’s first surveys of social media in 2011 revealed that only 22% of b-school admissions officers screened applicants’ social media posts.

Stacy Blackman, of Stacy Blackman Consulting, recently revealed tips on how MBA applicants can use social media to boost their credibility and leave a good impression in admissions.

BOLSTERING YOUR CAREER GOALS

Blackman says applicants looking to switch careers can use social media to help solidify the goals they’ve outlined in other aspects of their application, such as their essay.

“One of your essays talks about your intention to work for a company that develops clean-energy options in third-world countries,” Blackman writes. “You could tweet links to articles or books you’re reading on the subject. Maybe you post about a local conference you attended. Perhaps you give your take on the most promising advancements in the field.”

Building your online presence, in this case, can have a positive influence on your application.

“Let people know when you were quoted in an article or asked to be on a panel,” Blackman writes. “The key is to keep things professional and on point. It’s absolutely fine to let your personality shine through, too — just as it should in your essays.”

Blackman also says applicants can use social media to learn more about the b-schools they are interested in.

“Doing so could be a great way to get some insight about a school that you could work into your essays,” she writes. “Remember, if you don’t consider social media to be another way to strengthen your candidacy, you may be missing out on a great opportunity that other MBA applicants will most certainly take advantage of.”

Sources: Stacy Blackman Consulting, Poets & Quants

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