Selecting your references will be among the most important decisions you will make in your MBA application campaign. In this article, we discuss the most important criteria to consider when selecting your business school references.
The dreaded “Tell us about the applicant’s weaknesses” question. What is a “good” weakness to pick that will satisfy the graduate school admissions officer without hurting your MBA candidacy as a whole? While there is no magic “get out of jail free” answer, we provide some advice to pass on to your references if they desire some guidance on how to approach this question.
Jennifer Hayes, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Kellogg, recently provided advice on selecting and guiding potential recommenders.
Carrie Lydon, Associate Director of Admissions at Booth, recently answered a question about recommendation letters. The principles she outlines equally apply to all top-tier business schools.
Dee Leopold, Harvard Business School Admissions Director, provided a number of useful tips and reminders related to the upcoming application season, some old and some new.
Applicants sometimes think that they have little influence over the recommendation letter process. But this doesn’t have to be the case. By carefully selecting the best recommenders and giving them suitable guidance, you can positively influence the quality and impact of your recommendation letter. Here are some great tips inspired by Pat H., an Associate Director of Admissions at Tuck.