Graduate Admissions

Barbara Selmo

Tips for planning your MBA school visits

Some of you may well remember your undergraduate college visit tour. You may have gone with your parents; you may have shared the back seat with a sibling or two. You may have been the driver, figuratively and literally, and scheduled the tour to only include schools you thought you would like.  Some of you may…

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Barbara Selmo

Top Ten Recruitment Tips for Babson MBA Candidates

I’ve been out for a little summer hiatus–GMAC conference, days off–but now, I’m jumping back in to address a topic that’s important to me, as well as to my staff and all candidates for an MBA in 2013: the recruitment season. Along with my other B-school colleagues, we at Babson Grad Admissions engage in tours,…

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Barbara Selmo

The Babson MBA–A transformational experience

May is college and university commencement month, and I have been thinking about the many beginnings and endings that are happening at Babson. Students are graduating, and new classes are enrolling. Despite all this leave-taking and in-coming, I am also thinking about the transformations that have happened here at Babson. Not only will our students…

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Barbara Selmo

A Day in the Life of an Babson MBA Student

We in admissions like to provide soft and hard data about the life of a student in our programs. The hard data, for example, is all about number of courses and credits per semester, number of faculty, faculty/student ratio, the cost of housing, FAQ’s. The soft comes to you in the narratives  we tell about why…

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Barbara Selmo

Are You LinkedIn?

We in Admissions talk, strategize, and puzzle over communicating with candidates at every stage of the admissions process.  One of our challenges is determining what is the best way to communicate with you. My staff and I have entered a really exciting time of year, one in which we have released many rounds of decisions…

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Barbara Selmo

Waitlist–It’s Not About Waiting

Waitlist—It’s Not about Waiting As we enter March and approach the end of the decision cycle, many of you may have received a waitlist decision and are disappointed or confused. I wanted to give you some advice, short and sweet, about how to view this status and what to do about it. A waitlist status…

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Barbara Selmo

Summer Start for the Evening MBA

Regardless of the fact that many of us have not been governed by a school calendar for a very long time, we still behave as if we do. Who doesn’t yearn for new pencils and a black marbled composition book in September? Don’t you itch to clean your desk in late June and leave for…

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