Curiosity: The Biggest Threat to Ignorance

Angela GuidoMake Confident Choices, MBA Applications

Be Curious. Have you ever stopped to think about how that electronic device you are looking at right now ended up in front of you? Thinking about that will make you a better business leader. That’s because if you want to change the world, you first have to know how it works right now. One of the key ways you can extend your impact and … Read More

Here’s why you need to tell the truth in your MBA applications

Angela GuidoMBA Applications

Did you know that schools do background checks on students? It’s happened more than once that schools have been publicly embarrassed by notorious alums. Like, say, this guy, who had his Stanford MBA revoked many years after the fact because the school found out he had told some untruths in his application. And engaged in some pretty egregious insider trading that brought the school’s ethics … Read More

10 creative ways to show your target schools the love

Charli TaylorMBA Applications

Let’s talk about a sensitive subject: rejection. I know it’s on your mind right now as MBA deadlines approach fast. You’ve probably spent more than a minute or two contemplating that dreaded ding. Will a gong ring in your ears when you get the email? How much will it hurt to know your dreams of attending school X have been snuffed? If you’re applying to … Read More

How to Say Thanks the Right Way

Angela GuidoNetworking

People help you grow. They help you advance. They create opportunities for you. The support of others is like kindling for your career. No, not kindling, rocket fuel. It’s what makes it possible for you to travel to the stars you’re aiming for. Without it, you’re not gonna go that far. And. You’ve got to thank them. Generously, often, and vividly. Most people get this … Read More

Take the Right Advice from the Right People

AngelaFor mentors, Interviews, MBA Applications

Get Mentors “Know where to find the information and how to use it—that’s the secret of success.” —Albert Einstein. Do you know where to find the information you need? Internet searching is an indispensable skill. But sometimes the things you need to know can’t be learned online. There is no substitute for mentorship. Mentors are the people who contribute to our growth in some way … Read More

Your Initiative is the Key to Unlocking Opportunity

AngelaInterviews, MBA Applications, Resume

Be of Service Resumes are all about impact and positive contributions to meaningful outcomes. Want to have more impact and contribute more towards meaningful outcomes? It’s easy. Just ask yourself this one question: How can I be of service? In your classes, in your clubs, in your community, and at work, how can you be of service? Service happens at the intersection of what is … Read More

How to Actually Enjoy the MBA Application Process

Britt WilliamsMBA Applications

I loved applying to business school. I actually wish I could do it again; I know that’s crazy. But I do! I loved working on something I really cared about. I loved the soul searching the application questions required of me: what do I want to do with my life? I loved carving out time on Saturday mornings with a cup of tea and my … Read More

But Do You Really Know What You Want?

AngelaMake Confident Choices, MBA Applications

Explore Preferences If you don’t know what you want, it will be hard to make confident choices. You will learn more about yourself through your coursework, internships, jobs, and extracurricular activities, so use that information to decide what matters to you.  Try this quick exercise at the end of each quarter. Record your answers to these questions: What tasks, responsibilities, and subjects did I really … Read More

5 Questions with MBA Admissions Consultant Angela Guido

AngelaMake Confident Choices, MBA Applications

“I help aspiring business leaders understand their unique strengths and values and how to communicate them effectively, in order to achieve their goals and build strong professional relationships.” – Angela Guido, Career Protocol If you are worried about taking the GMAT, or just thinking about applying for your MBA, it never hurts to get some sound advice. Take a glance at this interview that Angela Guido … Read More

Master your future: How to be a Long Term Visionary and a Short Term Pragmatist

AngelaMake Confident Choices, MBA Applications

Be a Long Term Visionary MBA applications Career Advice What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question I am still asking after more than 3 decades of consideration. And that’s as it should be. We are always becoming. It takes a lifetime to realize your full human potential; the journey never ends. So look ahead into the future: imagine, visualize, … Read More