Nobody likes drawing attention to their past mistakes, academic or otherwise. But when applying for a seat at a competitive business school, not addressing an apparent red flag does more harm than good. Being upfront about your foibles can go a long way toward minimizing the damage. This episode of B-Schooled—a replay of a listener favorite—covers what to do about “question marks,” or possible red flags, in an MBA applicant’s candidacy, including:
• A low GPA
• A low test score
• A few low grades within an overall decent GPA
• A lack of extracurriculars
• A lack of work experience, and
• “Too much” work experience (or when an applicant is older than the rest of the candidate pool)
Additional issues will be covered in Part 2 on May 17 (upcoming episode #162).
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