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What Does the New SAT Mean for Me?

What does the new SAT 2016 mean for you? Short answer: you should rejoice! Watch to find out why.

Tags: College Admissions Consulting, Leadership

The College Board is Like Miley Cyrus

The new SAT to be launched in 2016 isn't a big deal -- the College Board is just trying to stay relevant. They are just following the Miley Cyrus playbook.

Tags: College Admissions Consulting, Leadership

How to Answer the Kellogg Video Essay

This year, Northwestern's Kellogg MBA has added a twist to their application: a video essay that all candidates must answer. In this video, Tom Locke, a Forster-Thomas interview skills expert, explains how to prepare, navigate, and answer the video essay.

Tags: MBA Admissions Consulting, Kellogg, Video Essay

The Forster-Thomas Leadership Action Plan

MBA programs are drastically reducing the number of essays required, meaning that the quality of your candidacy--rather than the words you write--is more important than ever. In this video, Evan Forster, co-founder of Forster-Thomas, explains our Leadership Action Plan, which was designed long ago to help bolster applicants' candidacies.

Tags: MBA Admissions Consulting, Leadership

How to Appeal A College Rejection

Were you rejected from your top choice for college? Well, did you know that you can appeal the decision? That's right! There's just one catch: it ain't easy. In fact, it's kind of like pulling teeth...on someone whose lips are super-glued shut. But if you're the determined and stubborn type, then watch this video, where Evan Forster gives you the low-down on how to navigate the process of appealing a college rejection.

Tags: College Admissions Consulting, Rejected from college

Good & Sketchy Reasons to Transfer to a New College

If you're a college Freshman and you hate your school, you might be thinking of transferring to a new college or university. But how hard is it to transfer? And is it even within your best interests? Evan Forster explains when it's a good idea to transfer and when you might be making a big mistake.

Tags: College Admissions Consulting, College transfers

Leaving Your Job for Business School - The Right Way

Congratulations! You've been accepted into the MBA program of your dreams. But now you have to leave your job. Do you know what to do to make sure you leave your job the right way? Evan Forster, co-founder of Forster-Thomas Educational and Career Consulting, gives a list of 5 things all employees should do before quitting their jobs.

Tags: MBA programs, Career Consulting, How to Leave Your Job, Quitting

Stop Worrying about the College Common App Changes!

Everyone is terrified by the changes to the 2013-2014 Common Application essays. Evan Forster, co-founder of Forster-Thomas, explains why it's a whole lot of fuss over nothin'. In fact, the changes are good and you should embrace them--as long as you know what the schools really want to see in those essays.

Tags: college admissions, common application, admissions essays

How to Ace MBA Admissions Interviews   (Part 3 of 3)

In part 3 of this 3-part series, David Thomas describes a simple yet powerful tool that can bolster your answer to almost any MBA admissions interview question

Tags: admissions consulting, business school application advice, MBA programs, admissions interviews

How to Ace MBA Admissions Interviews   (Part 2 of 3)

In part 2 of this 3-part series, David Thomas describes how to best answer more of the most common MBA admissions interview questions

Tags: admissions consulting, business school application advice, MBA programs, admissions interviews

How to Ace MBA Admissions Interviews   (Part 1 of 3)

David Thomas describes how to best answer the most common MBA admissions interview question: "Why do you want an MBA?"

Tags: admissions consulting, business school application advice, MBA programs, admissions interviews

Tuck Admissions Director Dawna Clarke on Using Admissions Consultants

Dawna Clark, Director of Admissions at Tuck School of Business, is one of our favorite admissions pros and was quoted substantially in The MBA Reality Check. If you’re having any questions about whether to use an educational consultant, check out what Dawna says. Very well put—you go, girl!

Tags: Dawna Clarke, Tuck, admissions consulting, MBA programs

Will My Foreign Accent Be A Problem in MBA Admissions Interviews?

Evan Forster provides the hard truth on how much having a foreign accent impacts MBA admissions interviews

Tags: admissions consulting, business school application advice, MBA programs, admissions interviews

Great MBA Essay Topics

Some of the Forster-Thomas coaches talk about the most memorable essay topics their candidates have written about in their MBA application essays

Tags: admission consulting, business school application advice

Waiting In Vain

Wondering when the best time is to take the GMAT or other standardized tests? Evan Forster has your answer here.

Tags: MBA admissions consulting, business school application advice, GMAT

MBA Admissions Tips, Part 2: Before You Apply (3:32)

Our Forster-Thomas coaches answer the question: "What piece of advice would you give to someone who is about to apply to business school?"

Tags: MBA admissions consulting, business school application advice 

MBA Admissions Tips, Part 1: All The Right Moves (4:29)

In this video, the coaches of Forster-Thomas discuss the best strategic decisions their candidates made in 2010 that helped them get into the business school of their dreams!

Tags: MBA admissions consulting, business school application advice  

Men, Women, and MBA Admissions (4:19)

Onome and Justin, two veteran Forster-Thomas coaches, provide their own insight into the distinct challenges that male and female candidates face when applying to MBA programs. 

Tags: MBA admissions consulting, business school application advice   

This Is Science: Sex, Alcohol, and Writing MBA Essays (5:39)

Evan Forster and Katie Kennedy have donned their lab coats, done hours of deep research, and are now proud to present you with scientific advice on applying to MBA programs.

Tags: MBA admissions consulting, business school application advice    

Writing MBA Essays: Tips on the Long-Term Goals Essays (1:28)

The Goals Essay is the cornerstone of your MBA candidacy.  Here are some tips on how to think about goals, mistakes to avoid when writing, and the single most important element: passion.

Tags: MBA admissions consulting, business school application advice    

Writing MBA Essays: No Essays By Committee (1:17)

When writing your MBA admissions essays, there is one rule you should never break: No essays by committee.

Tags: MBA admissions consulting, business school application advice    

Writing MBA Essays: Just Like Giving Birth (3:05)

The actual process of writing MBA admissions essays can be a lot like "birthin' babies":  It's long, slow, and painful work, but at the end of it all, you have a beautiful baby!  But as Antie Evan explains in this video, there's another important similarity.

Tags: MBA admissions consulting, business school application advice    

The Importance of Leadership for MBA Applicants  (5:51)

Leadership is the single most important quality business schools look for in their candidates. But do you really know what leadership is, and how to showcase it in yoyr essays?  Find out here, as Auntie Even discusses eight thoughts on elegant leadership. 

Tags: MBA admissions consulting, business school application advice    

Strategies for a Successful MBA Admissions Game Plan (5:56)

When you're applying to business schools, it can be difficult to balance all your priorities: writing the essays, researching the schools, taking GMAT practice tests, and maybe even showing up to work once a week.  Evan and Katie provide tips on how to make sure you find the right balance so you have a winner candidacy, not a loser candidacy.

Tags: MBA admissions consulting, business school application advice   

Why Great MBA Candidates Make Better Lovers (3:51)

No, it's true. Really, just watch.

Tags: MBA admissions consulting, business school application advice 

Welcome Message: The MBA Reality Check (1:49)

A message from Evan Forster & David Thomas, the authors of "The MBA Reality Check: Make The School You Want, Want You".