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10December2014

Mark your calendar: Application Deadlines

by The Red Pen

A message especially for parents and students who are applying for undergraduate colleges with December 31st deadlines or MBA applicants aiming at round two deadlines: If you do not have your essays in the final stages, your recommendations well on their way and your official transcripts in hand, it’s too late! I am so surprised

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5December2014

Decoding MBA Admission Results

by Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

For global MBA applicants, round one results are starting to come in. Unfortunately it is the rejections that come first. For a lot of people, plans for getting a Global MBA are part of a lifelong trajectory, the next step in their professional process.   If your round one MBA application results are not what

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27November2014

How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?

by The Red Pen

A worried parent recently said to me – “The school is limiting the number of U.S. colleges to which my daughter can apply to ten.”  My response: “Ten?! That’s a lot of applications!” Until recently students were satisfied with applying to around six colleges. But with the tightening of admit rates, applicants are casting a

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21November2014

Is A Global MBA Worth It?

by The Red Pen

As the 2014-2015 international MBA application cycle chugs along, many potential applicants are wondering, “is a global MBA for me?”  Understandably, the significant investment of funds and time required to complete an MBA abroad are reasons enough to consider alternatives. After all, if you can do an MBA in India for a fraction of the

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30October2014

College or MBA Admissions Interviews Coming Up? Some Useful Tips

by The Red Pen

You might be getting ready for your interview with admissions officers, other university representatives or alumni in preparations for your studies abroad. While the purpose of the interview is to help a university better understand where an applicant may fit into the campus environment, it is also a wonderful opportunity for you to ask questions,

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