School Representatives Share their Insights at AIGAC Conference at MIT- Part 1

The  AIGAC  conference was held at Cambridge/Boston from June 14-16 Admissions consultants from around the world met with admissions directors from most of the top schools at the MIT. The MIT Panel discussions on the first day (June 14)  provided valuable insights into various offerings by the school. On the second day ( June 15), representatives from more than 20 business schools attended the conference  and shared their insights on admission trends, challenges,  and client expectations/questions. The topics of panel discussed included career services, common Questions from applicants, applicant  expectations’,  and executive programs. Below are highlights of the panel discussion … Continue reading

Tuck’s Views on the Use of Admissions Consultants

Admissions consultants from around the world met with admissions directors from most of the top schools at the AIGAC conference this month.  The Tuck admissions team had invited AIGAC members (Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants)  and and had offered them valuable insights on  Tuck’s offerings and resources . It was an extremely engaging and rewarding conference. In the following blog, Tuck made it very clear that its OK to take admission consultants’ assistance. In their words, “Reputable consultants have experience in MBA programs and a broad understanding of the variety of schools out there……… Consultants can also assist on the … Continue reading

The Importance of Extracurricular Activities in B- School Applications

It is true that business schools evaluate candidates for their academic excellence, professional experience, leadership roles, and career progression. But they also give significant weight to their extracurricular and community service activities because they want candidates who are not just focused on work but are well- rounded and have other interests as well. Often, the applicants are so deeply involved in GMAT prep and professional commitments/accomplishments that they tend to ignore the importance of extra-curricular activities. Some candidates candidly confess that they do not have time for extracurricular activities, e.g. hobbies, sports, arts, and volunteering or community service. Please note … Continue reading