In Business Administration, Are you an MBA aspirant? Would you like to know how real students navigated their way through the challenging business school admission process and B school itself? If yes, this blog post is for you.
Poonam, CEO and founder of myEssayReview, has interviewed some of her successful students about their application journey and B school experience. The new admits have shared their application experience, background, career objectives, and challenges their faced during the process. The first- and second-year students at some of the top MBA programs (Kellogg, Ross, and UCLA) have also shared their B school experience as well as advice to the incoming students.
Hope their stories will provide new applicants with fresh insights into the process and help them build effective strategy for their B School application.
Here is a compilation of 8 video interviews along with their transcripts
Mansi, a Delhi IIT civil engineer, was accepted into 5 top MBA programs– Kellogg, Wharton, INSEAD, Stanford, and Harvard. Mansi is first year student at her dream school, Harvard.
Nithish, a re-applicant with adegree in machanical engineering, was accepted into 5 good MBA programs- McCombs, UNC Kenan Flagler, Kelley, Mays, and Rice, three with substantial scholarships. He chose Rice.
Eduardo Silva, a Brazilain candidate with a bachelors degree in business administration, received admit offers from UCLA, Yale, and Kellogg with substantial scholarships (Kellogg:70K Donald Jacobs scholarship, Yale SOM: 20k scholarship, UCLA Anderson: 70k scholarship). He chose Kellogg.
Pablo, a Chilean candidate with a degree in industrial engineering, was accepted into full time MBA program of Michigan Ross with 100% scholarship.
With a non- competitive GMAT score, Saurav, an Indian mechanical engineer, got accepted into two top part-time MBA programs- UCLA Anderson (FEMBA) and Kellogg ( weekend). He decided in favor of UCLA Anderson.
Arjun, a 30 years old Indian software engineer with 10 years of professional experience, was accepted into 2 top MBA programs– ISB and Oxford Said. Arjun decided in favor of Oxford Said Business School.
Prasanth, a software engineer, decided to go for management education after a few internships post undergrad. He was accepted by MIM program of ESSEC business school.
Andre, Costa , a former MER (myEssayReview) student, is currently pursuing his MBA studies at the IMD. In a video interview with Poonam, the president of MER, Andre talks about the following:
Dinesh, a manager at the Union Bank of India, had applied to a few MBA programs last year with a non-competitive GMAT score, but his application was unsuccessful. With no change in his profile, he partnered with MER this year and applied to 6 higher ranking US and Canadian B-schools. Dinesh was interviewed by 3 (Schulich, Simon, and McDonough) out of 6 schools and is now all set to begin his MBA study at the prestigious Schulich.
Arjun Bardhan, an IT professional and a consultant at the Tata Consultancy Services for 10 years, worked with MER for his essays for Oxford SAID. Arjun is going to graduate from Oxford SAID in a month.