When it comes to diversity in business school admissions, both parties (that is, the over- and underrepresented groups) will need to step outside their profiles and impress the adcoms not with facts and descriptions of where they're from, but with a portrait of who they truly are. The Indian IT males will need to distinguish themselves from the crowd by highlighting their passions and interests outside of their careers and educations, while our female Bosnian lion trainer will need to prove that she's got more to offer a top business school class than fascinating stories from the circus.

The resources listed below will help applicants from all walks of life prove that they can add to classroom discussion and team projects despite a non-traditional background, or contribute to MBA classroom diversity, despite an overrepresented profile.

Advice for well-represented groups

  1. Against the Odds: MBA Admissions for Indian Applicants, a free guide
  2. 5 Ways to Make B-Schools LOVE You, a free webinar
  3. What to Do if You Belong to an Overrepresented Applicant Group
  4. Admissions Tip: Labels and Groups
  5. Approaching the Diversity Essay Question
  6. Important Admissions Tip: BE YOURSELF!
  7. Management Consultants
  8. Investment Bankers
  9. IT Applicants
  10. Response to "Short-listing MBA programs"
  11. Chinese Applicants
  12. Indian Applicants

Advice for under-represented groups

  1. Applying through the Consortium
  2. Chat Transcript: The Forte Foundation
  3. Do Veterans Need Unique MBA Admissions Advice?
  4. The MBA, a Military Background, and Expectations
  5. Tips for Canadian Applicants
  6. 7 Tips for MBA Applicants from Family Businesses

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