HBS Tips – Essays & Recommendations

By Aringo WP User|July 31st, 2018|essays, Harvard MBA, recommendations|

Harvard Business School published some tips regarding essays and recommendations on their admissions blog: ESSAYS Let me share some approaches that are NOT particularly helpful to your application: Essays that are basically a paragraph version of your resume: This is surprisingly common: I went to college X then decided to take job Y and that led [...]

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Hacking the MBA Applications – Part Five: Selecting Recommenders and Letters of Recommendation for your MBA Application

By Aringo WP User|May 13th, 2018|application process, recommendations|

Written by: Michelle Miller, CEO ARINGO Americas, [email protected]   Letters of recommendation are a common piece of MBA applications, but there is some confusion surrounding them, both on behalf of applicants and on behalf of the recommenders themselves. Part Five of ARINGO’s Hacking the Apps Series will address and clarify how to effectively leverage [...]

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Some Top MBA Programs Moving to Common Recommendations

By Aringo WP User|June 20th, 2014|recommendations|

An article on the site Poets & Quants reports that due to the suspicion that MBA candidates often write their own recommendations, a number of top U.S. business schools plan to use a joint recommendation system with the intention to decrease the burden on recommenders and enable them to write their own sincere recommendations [...]

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Choose Your Recommender Wisely #4!

By Aringo WP User|September 5th, 2011|recommendations|

Additional (and final) tips in choosing recommenders:- A recommendation from a family firm is usually not recommended if it is written by a family member. However, if it is written by someone senior in a big firm, who is not a family member, even though the firm is owned by the family, it may be [...]

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Choose Your Recommender Wisely #3!

By Aringo WP User|August 11th, 2011|recommendations|

Still debating which recommender to choose? Here are some additional tips to help you decide: - Unless stated otherwise, recommendations from activities in which the recommender and the candidate participated together (community and even sports/recreation) are acceptable (especially if it seems that the two had intensive experiences together) though often less effective than work-related recommendations. [...]

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Choose Your Recommenders Wisely #2!

By Aringo WP User|July 24th, 2011|recommendations|

Below are some additional tips to help you choose your recommenders:Schools prefer recommendations from bosses, unless they state otherwise (for example, Stanford sometimes requires one recommendation from a peer).Schools prefer recommendations from a "direct supervisor". However, they also like recommendations from senior people:- Ideally, the recommender will say: "I supervised his work".- If a senior [...]

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Choose Your Recommenders Wisely!

By Aringo WP User|June 26th, 2011|recommendations|

Recommendations are one of the most important parts of an application. You should invest thought into choosing recommenders who can write the best recommendation to advance your candidacy. In the coming weeks we will posts some tips in choosing recommenders.Here are the first tips:1. The level of excitement that the recommender demonstrates, and the reasons [...]

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