Petia Whitmore

Have you talked with us lately?

In the process of researching MBA or Masters programs, candidates speak with friends, coworkers, mentors, alumni, current students. These are all great resources that can help you understand how an MBA would support your personal and professional goals. Another resource every MBA candidate should take advantage of are admissions professionals, so let me highlight to…

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May 1 and Babson Graduate Admissions

May 1 is a big day at Babson Graduate Admissions.  Here’s why: Second-deposit day for the Two-Year MBA admits First application deadline for Evening MBA, September 2013 enrollment First application deadline for Fast Track October 2013 enrollment Tips about the three events listed above: We are moving to the end of the Two-Year Full-time program decision…

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Babson’s Round 2 decisions, application tips, and Happy New Year!

Greetings, everyone, from Wellesley, MA, where the snow piles are begining to shrink as the temperature rises.  The Admissions Committee did not let a major blizzard deter us from finishing our task (the post office has nothin’ on us.) We met, we deliberated long into the night, and thus, all of you who applied by…

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Babson MBA–Application deadline extended

Good morning and Happy Friday.  I hope that those of you hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy are safe and supplied with some tangible comforts as well as with hope that your situation will improve shortly. In support of the many of you who have experienced power outages, travel disruptions, and displacement, Babson Graduate Admisisons has extended its…

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The Bridge to Babson

The Graduate Admissions team supports your inquiry and application experience in a variety of ways, over multiple cycles, and with personal attention. We host events, we attend events, we connect in person, over the phone, by Skype. We connect you to rockstars**—that is, our current students, our alumni, our faculty, and our fellow colleagues in administration. We have…

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The Optional Essay and why you should opt in

I have been blogging about how to embark on the MBA application process as a research project. But a recent conversation I had with a colleague (thanks, James) inspired me to jump right to an aspect of the application that many of you may not be ready for: the optional essay. Like a lot of…

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Rehearsing Your MBA Application

Dry runs are a great idea. I believe in drafts. I believe in visualizing the presentation, the talk. I live for the event walk-through. Most of the time, I can handle the unexpected if I feel that I’ve mastered the expected. What do you expect from your application? You expect it to be a physical manifestation of…

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Summer in Graduate Admissions and The Babson MBA

Commencement has come and gone, and at Babson that means that the Graduate School is as busy as ever. We welcomed our One-Year MBA’s and our GEP cohort to Babson. We welcomed a new group of Evening MBA’s who started their program this May. But we also continue to work with a newly admitted Two-Year…

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