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Work Experience

How much of an impact does your prior work experience have? Is there a secret formula that looks better than others when showcasing your experience?

The Opportunity Costs of an Early Career MBAAdmissions Video
     These days, the average full-time MBA student has between 4 and 5 years of professional work experience. Is that too much? Too little? Or just right?

Which Should Come First - Your Work Experience or Your MBA?Admissions Video
     There's been much talk recently about people who apply to MBA programs right out of college, before they've had a chance to gain significant work experience.

Tips and Preparation for the MBA Application InterviewAdmissions Video
     So you've submitted your application in to the b-school of your choice and you've been notified that the school is interested in having you take the next step in the process - the business school interview.

Military and the MBAAdmissions Video
     Many young men and women are now transitioning from the military into new opportunities for leadership. History has demonstrated to MBA programs how valuable their experiences are. These experiences range from what they learned and how their service shapes the way they lead, how they treat people, how they make decisions, and how their management style develops. When they exit their branch of Service, they are in prime position to put those skills and qualities into use and many are best suited for a MBA degree before they even step foot into a corporate office.

How Does Having Good Work Experience Play Into My B-School Application?Admissions Video
     Have you wondered how much of an impact your prior work experience have? Is there a secret formula that looks better than others when showcasing your experience?

Presenting Nonprofit Experience in a B-School ApplicationAdmissions Video
     It's time to dismiss a fallacy about nonprofit job experience being detrimental to your MBA admissions. In fact, nonprofit experience might provide an applicant with points for diversity.

Is Blue Chip Experience Really That Important in MBA Admissions?Admissions Video
     Have you ever heard that you can't get into a top business school unless you have worked at a blue chip firm? Don't even try to apply to Wharton or Harvard or Chicago, the mistaken theory goes, unless your resume shows employment at a Fortune 500 or similarly recognizable, reputable company.

Case Study: Tapping Your Hidden Strengths as a B-School Applicant
     "One of the first clients I worked with had several aspects in his profile that, at an initial glance, were going to present major obstacles as he attempted to gain admission to an MBA program."

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