01.26.2007 The Daily Journal
In "Admissions Essays Get Second Look: Law-School Officials Question Applicants' Use of Professional Editors" Linda Abraham again refutes the myths spread by misinformed admissions officer about the work and constructive role of admissions consultants in the admissions process.
01.21.2007 MBA Podcaster
Paul Bodine, Accepted.com editor and author of Great Application Essays for Business School, is a featured guest on the MBA Podcaster segment "Advice to the Younger Applicants: How to Get Into a Top MBA Program and Prepare for a Successful Career." While giving excellent advice to younger applicants, Paul also dispels some of the froth and hype surrounding business schools' pursuit of "early career candidates."
11.05.2006 Chicago Tribune
Linda Abraham is interviewed and provides the do's and don'ts of college admissions applications and essays in "Getting it Write" "
"Our value is in helping the applicant match himself or herself to a school," said Linda Abraham, president of Accepted.com of Los Angeles, an admissions consulting firm for business schools that employs 10 editors worldwide. ''We're not creating a generic application, and we're not fitting to a generic school."
07.11.2005: WSJ Quotes Linda Abraham
The Wall St. Journal quoted Linda Abraham, Accepted.com's founder and president, in its July 11, 2005 front-page article, "Perfect College Essay Takes Lots of Practice -- And Extra Help"
McCombs School of Business Magazine quotes Accepted.com president,
Linda Abraham, on the need for business schools and the corporate world to
acknowledge work/family issues in recruiting women.
About.com Interviews Linda Abraham
About.com's Business Major Section interviewed Accepted.com founder Linda Abraham in an interview titled "MBA Admission Essay Guru Talks About Business School Essays." The article covered mistakes in writing application essays, the impact of recommendation letters, the value of editors in the application process, and other issues related to b-school admissions.
HBS Working Knowledge Quotes Linda Abraham
Accepted.com president, Linda Abraham, was quoted in an article on the HBS Working Knowledge
Web site entitled, "Summing Up: What Can Business Schools Do to Avoid Bad Apples?" by Dr. Jim
Heskett. This piece presents reactions to Dr. Haskett's earlier article about the role of
admissions as a "first line of defense" in protecting business against corruption.
01.10.2002: WSJ Lauds Accepted.com
On January 10, 2002, The Wall Street Journal cited Accepted.com as one
of several services that help applicants "overcome what may be the most daunting
part" of the application process. In addition the article quoted an Accepted.com
client, Jim, who praised Accepted.com's service for saving him time when applying
to several MBA programs, and declared, "It's worth it." Finally the article selected
"before and after" versions of an medical school client's essays to show how an editing
service can improve an applicant's personal statement.
12.27.2001: Florida Paper Goes to Accepted.com for Essay Advice
The Sarasota Herald Tribune quotes Accepted.com president, Linda Abraham,
in an article about writing college application essays.
10.30.2001: Dr. Laura Prescribes Accepted.com for Essay Ills
"Dr. Laura Perspective" lists Accepted.com in its Resources for
College-Bound Students. The article points out that "You can have a
pro on your side when writing your personal statement for college. Simply
ask an Accepted.com editor..." (Dr. Laura Perspective October
2001 p. 13)
06.29.2001: Linda Abraham Guest Expert for Businessweek Online Chat
On June 29, 2001, Accepted.com's founder and president, Linda Abraham was the
guest expert at an online chat attended by more than 130 participants. Abraham
responded to a wide range of questions about MBA admissions, essays, and
letters of recommendation.
03.28.2001: Ace the AMCAS Essay-AMSA Convention
On March 28, 2001 Linda Abraham gave her presentation, "Ace the AMCAS
Essay" to an appreciative audience at the American Medical Student
Association's 51st annual convention in Anaheim, CA. Her talk provided a
step-by-step approach to crafting an engaging, unique human interest story
for the critical AMCAS essay.
Quotes Accepted.com Founder
"For a Knockout Essay, Get Thee to an Editor" by Ellen Neuborne appeared in
BusinessWeek's March 12, 2001 edition. The article profiles three
college application essay editing services including Accepted.com and
discusses the benefits of professional editing for college application
essays. It quotes Linda Abraham, Accepted.com's president and founder,
as saying, "Any professional writer has an editor. I don't see why it
should be any different for amateurs."
Admissions Counselors for Hire
- Letter to the Editor in The Chronicle of Higher Education
On April 14, 2000 The Chronicle of Higher Education printed
Linda Abraham's response to an earlier article in The Chronicle.
The article criticized admissions counselors for providing
"unfair advantage" to applicants with money. Ms.
Abraham pointed out that the goal of education, private and public,
is to provide a lifetime of advantages.
03.15.2000: Ace the AMCAS Essay - AMSA
On March 15, 2000 Linda Abraham gave her presentation, "Ace the
AMCAS Essay" to a full house at the American Medical Student
Association's 50th annual convention in Washington, DC. Her talk
provided a step-by-step approach to crafting an engaging, unique
human interest story for the critical AMCAS essay.
11.01.1999: The New Economy, Aspiring MBAs,
"Writes of Passage" by Kim Cross of Business 2.0 (November
1999), which touts itself as the magazine of the new economy,
discusses Accepted.com's comprehensive, "extensive
mentoring" in its discussion of different application essay
10.18.1999: Linda Abraham speaks at the
On October 18, 1999, Accepted.com's founder and president, Linda
Abraham, returned to her alma mater, the Anderson School, as the
guest of the Anderson Entrepreneurial Association Mentor Program.
She spoke to the MBA students about the challenges of starting and
running a small business and responded to questions during a lively
question and answer session.
10.04.1999: Worldwide recognition for
The Sunday Times of London cited Accepted.com in its MBA supplement
on October 4, 1999. The article "To pay or not to pay?"
examines the pros and cons of professional help in the MBA
08.01.1999: Seen in The New York Times
In the "Education Life" section of The New York
Times on August 1, 1999, journalist Pamela Mendels wrote about
college application services providing online relief for
application anxiety. Accepted.com and Linda Abraham,
Accepted.com's president and founder, appeared prominently in the
10.19.1998: Seen in Business Week
In looking at Business Week's October 19, 1998, biannual ranking edition, MBA
hopefuls found Wharton, Kellogg, Chicago, and ... Accepted.com. Business Week included
Accepted.com in its article on admissions consultants entitled "Is a Helping Hand
Linda Abraham on TalkSpot
"Forget about being an astronaut - it takes the write stuff to get into a great
graduate program these days. Accepted.com's Linda Abraham will be on hand for anyone who's
daunted by those application essays and needs some guidance..." declared the
announcement on December 22 for the Dr.
Diane Medved Show. Accepted.com's president and founder was the guest on the
internationally broadcast Internet talk show. Check out the rest of this site to get
yourself into the right orbit.
10.22.1998: Quotables and Other Keepsakes
Quoting is the most sincere form of flattery, at least for a writer. And KEEPSAKE 1998
- 1999, A Guide for Minority Premed Students, quotes extensively from the medical
section of the Accepted.com Web site. We are proud to be associated with such an
informative and valuable publication.