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March 31, 2018

Core Concepts for a Successful MBA Application Strategy Workshop in Tokyo on April 30th

In what I hope to be the first of a new series of workshops that I will initially deliver in 2018 in Japan.  I am happy to announce that I will be having a Core Concepts for a Successful MBA Application Strategy on April 30th in Tokyo.  The Tokyo-based workshops are being run in collaboration with Affinity, one of Japan’s top graduate test preparation companies.  My objective is to take some of the ideas that I work with on my blog and in individual counseling sessions to a workshop format.  If all goes well, I will be announcing additional workshops in Tokyo for 2018 later as well as workshops for 2019 in other countries.

The details are as follows.



GETTING ADMITTED: Core Concepts for a Successful MBA Application Strategy




GETTING ADMITTED: Core Concepts for a Successful MBA Application Strategy
The objective of this presentation is to help you gain admission to MBA programs. As a graduate admissions consultant for over 17 years, I have worked with well over 1000 candidates from all over the world. While the vast majority of my clients come from Japan, India and the United States, I have worked with clients coming from every continent and helped them gain admission to the world's best MBA programs. I advise on the overall application process and its primary components essays, resumes, application forms, school selection, recommendations, and interviews. The concepts introduced in this seminar are critical for succeeding.


You must be Smart, a Leader, a Team Player, and a Unique Contributor
Summary: MBA programs have four common core admissions criteria for judging applicants. You need to demonstrate each of these characteristics in one or more different parts of your application.

-The 4 Key Criteria, How to Think About Them and Yourself
1) Intelligence
2) Leadership
3) Community Engagement
4) Diversity


FINDING FIT: Who is Doing the Finding? The Admissions Committee is.
Summary: You will read about "fit" and "finding fit." The idea has to two aspects. First, you must feel like the program is right for you, that is you must feel like you would be happy to attend the program. We will not focus on that aspect of fit here, which is about school selection. Instead, we will focus on the other aspect of fit, which is about an admissions committee concluding that you belong at their school and hence admitting you. The "Who" in this case is the admissions committee. Hence finding fit it is ultimately about the process of convincing those doing the admitting that you belong at their school.

1) The Admissions Committee: The Only Opinion That Actually Matters
2) How to Convince the Admissions Committee
3) The Self-Marketing Fit Campaign


Before You Start Writing Application Essays: Key Concepts For Success
Summary: Here I will introduce you to some core concepts that will help you write successful MBA application essays.

1) You Must Understand Your Audience
2) What Your Past Experience Means is a Matter of Interpretation
-Loser Past
-Winner Past
-Reinterpreting your past
3) You MUST Discuss Your Professional Future Goals Effectively
-Plans (Practical Goals)
-Missions/Visions/Dreams (Conceptual Goals)
-Why both types of goals are important
4) Think! Brainstorm! Iterate!



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Adam Markus (Graduate Admissions Consultant)







-Adam Markus
I am a graduate admissions consultant who works with clients worldwide. If you would like to arrange an initial consultation, please complete my intake form. Please don't email me any essays, other admissions consultant's intake forms, your life story, or any long email asking for a written profile assessment. The only profiles I assess are those with people who I offer initial consultations to. Please note that initial consultations are not offered when I have reached full capacity or when I determine that I am not a good fit with an applicant.
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