Who's the best person to use to write that letter
of reference? Do
you know how to leverage a b-school contact?
Zeroing in on Your Recommenders
Many applicants have a hard time deciding who should
recommend them for business school. Of course, they want
someone who will say wonderful things about their
leadership and potential. But can they ask their boss
without jeopardizing their job?
Leveraging a B-School Contact Into an Admissions
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where a
prospective recommender suddenly appears? What would you
How (and When) to Use an Optional Letter of Support
By late fall, many of my clients have been to campus
for informational visits and interviews. Parents'
friends say "I went to school such and such! I'll write
a letter!," or colleagues at work pass on a contact. So
what's an applicant to do?
Case Study: It's What Recommenders Know, Not Who They
Are, That Counts
"No one will deny that networks are an
important means of getting your foot in the door in the
business world. But if
networks really were THE key to success, then
already have connections wouldn't have to bother
much with admissions applications, would they? For that matter, why
would they have to bother with the MBA at all?"
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