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04.19.2022 Launch Career Clarity Podcast
As the featured guest on the Launch Career Clarity podcast, Accepted founder & CEO Linda Abraham goes over the basics you need to know before applying to business school - and so much more!
In P&Q article, "Chicago Booth Extends Round 2 App Deadline; Will Other B-Schools Follow?," Linda Abraham comments on possible reasons for the school's unique decision.
For the first time in the prestigious university's long history, Harvard Law School is now more popular than HBS. Linda Abraham breaks down the factors that may be behind this historic shift - and what it means for new applicants, in P&Q article, "Harvard Law Now More Popular Than Harvard Business School."
Linda Abraham discusses the impact of Wharton's COVID-induced drop in average test scores last year, as well as the consequences of this year's jump back up to pre-pandemic numbers, in P&Q article, "Wharton’s Record GMAT Scores: Is The School Over-Indexing Test Scores For Admission?"
07.27.2021 Tests and the Rest
Amy and Mike of Tests and the Rest podcast invited Accepted founder & CEO Linda Abraham to offer practical strategies for undergraduate students who wish to continue their educational path in episode, "Getting Ready for Graduate School."
06.25.2021 Business Insider
MBA resumes may look identical to job resumes to the untrained eye, but their purpose is wholly unique. Accepted admissions consultant Natalie Grinblatt Epstein discusses the importance of b-school resumes to the adcom and walks through two real-life resumes of MBA students (and former Accepted clients) in Business Insider article, "How to use your résumé to get into a top MBA program — with 2 examples from students at Wharton and Columbia."
With COVID-19, many b-schools have expressed their openness to offering MBA admissions test waivers. But if you’re able to get a test waiver, could you be hurting your chances for admission? Accepted founder & CEO Linda Abraham weighs the pros and cons in this guest post for MBA.com, "When to Accept a GMAT Waiver, and When to Take the Test."
05.10.2021 The Wall Street Journal
Accepted founder & CEO Linda Abraham offers insight and advice when it comes to test waivers for prospective MBA applicants in WSJ article, "Should Business-School Hopefuls Skip the GMATs? Some of Their Power May Be a Myth."
Linda Abraham discusses the potential impact of Michigan Ross's decision to continue offering test waivers for applicants, along with advice for those seeking one in P&Q article, "Michigan Ross To Continue Test Waivers For MBA Applicants."
Just starting your MBA admissions journey? Accepted founder and CEO Linda Abraham weighs in with some valuable advice for prospective applicants in Fortune article, "What is an MBA and When Does it Make Sense to Get One?"
04.15.2021 U.S. News & World Report
Accepted consultant Jamie Wright and fellow admissions experts discuss the potential benefits to attending European business schools in U.S. News & World Report article, "European MBAs May Cost Less than Elite U.S. B-Schools."
Linda Abraham gives actionable advice to MBA applicants who find themselves in the difficult but enviable position of needing to decide which b-school program to attend in Mba.com article, "How to Choose Between Multiple MBA Admits."
03.05.2021 U.S. News & World Report
Linda Abraham and fellow admissions experts tackle the subject of Round 1 vs. Round 2 vs. Round 3 when it comes to business school admissions in U.S. News & World Report article, "How to Choose the Right MBA Application Round."
Accepted founder and CEO Linda Abraham is a guest on futuristic career strategist Valerie Zaric's podcast, answering the question on every b-school hopeful's mind: "Is An MBA Worth It?" Listen in to find out!
02.07.2021 Financial Times
Accepted MBA admissions consultant Jamie Wright weighs in on applying in Round 1 vs Round 2 in FT article, "Expert tips on applying for an MBA."
01.26.2021 Business Insider
Accepted CEO & founder Linda Abraham is highlighted as one of the top 9 admissions experts all MBA hopefuls should know in Business Insider article, "MBA Consultants to Know if You Want to Get Into a Top Business School."
01.24.2021 Thrive Global
Linda Abraham discusses the origins of Accepted, what sets us apart from other admissions consultancies, and the overall guiding principles behind what we do in this insightful interview for Thrive Global, "Linda Abraham of Accepted: I Can Change."
01.21.2021 Authority Magazine
From a part-time editing service to a thriving admissions consultancy with 24 consultants, Accepted CEO & founder Linda Abraham certainly knows how to create a successful business. Learn more about the Accepted story in this great interview for Authority Magazine, "5 Things You Need to Know to Create a Successful Service-Based Business."
Accepted CEO & founder Linda Abraham and fellow experts discuss the factors that determine the amount of debt MBA students could accumulate and how to minimize potential student loan debt in Money article "MBA Debt: Here's How Much You'll Need to Borrow to Go to Business School."
Linda Abraham discusses the origins of Accepted, the attributes that set Accepted apart from the competition, and the tools she uses to grow both as a CEO and an entrepreneur in FemFounder article, "'Focus on Serving Your Customers or Clients' with Linda Abraham."
12.28.2020 Tipping the Scales
Christine Carr, Accepted law school consultant and former Associate Director of Admissions at Boston University School of Law, outlines a few of the key qualities in a personal statement that stick out to admissions officers in Tipping the Scales article, "Qualities You Should Highlight in Your Personal Statement."
11.10.2020 Dominate Test Prep
Accepted founder and CEO Linda Abraham is the featured guest on the Dominate Test Prep podcast and discusses the many factors an applicant should consider when choosing which programs to apply to in episode, "How to Determine Where to Apply."
Linda Abraham discusses the key takeaways from extended Covid-motivated Round 3 application cycles for business schools and what this might mean for the 2020-21 application season in P&Q article "Acceptance Rates at the Top 25 U.S. MBA Programs."
Linda Abraham gives advice on what prospective online MBA applicants should keep in mind before they apply in Money article, "Online MBA Programs: What to Know Before Applying and How Much They Actually Cost."
Linda Abraham weighs in on Harvard Business School's decision to offer blanket deferments in May might have impacted its incoming class size in P&Q article "Harvard Vs. Wharton: How Two B-Schools Played The Pandemic."
09.04.2020 LSAT Unplugged
Christine Carr, a senior consultant for Accepted and former associate director of admissions at Boston University School of Law, gives tips on how to get accepted to law school in LSAT Unplugged webinar, "Law School Admissions During COVID w Former Admissions Officer."
Linda Abraham discusses how Wharton’s decision to adopt a more flexible admissions policy during the pandemic contributed to its largest entering class of MBAs ever in P&Q article "MBA Applications To Wharton Soar By 21% To A New Record."
09.02.2020 Magoosh SAT/ACT
Marie Todd, a college consultant with Accepted and former Undergraduate Application Review Specialist at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, sits down with Jessica Wan from Magoosh to find out what makes a strong college admission essay in Magoosh video interview, "9 Questions on Application Essays with a College Admissions Consultant."
09.02.2020 The Harvard Crimson
Thinking about a deferred admissions MBA program? Accepted's Esmeralda Cardenal lays out the pros and cons of pursuing a deferred admissions program like Harvard's 2+2 in The Crimson article, "Applying to a Deferred MBA Admissions Program: Plant the Seeds Now, Reap the Fruits Later."
Linda Abraham weighs in on Columbia Business School's release of its 2022 MBA Class Profile in P&Q article "Columbia Sets New MBA Application Record: Nearly 7,000."
08.04.2020 MBA Insider
After a busy and hectic spring and summer of MBA admissions, Linda Abraham sits down with Al Dea to discuss MBA admissions during COVID-19, the implications of the GMAT moving forward, and some of her predictions for the upcoming MBA admissions cycle for 2020-2021 in episode, "#30: Previewing The 2020-2021 MBA Admissions Cycle with Linda Abraham."
Linda Abraham weighs in on Harvard Business School's decision to conduct all MBA admissions interviews virtually in P&Q article "COVID Forces All MBA Admissions Interviews At Harvard Online."
Preparing for your first virtual MeetUp with MBA admissions staff? Accepted's Esmeralda Cardenal and other top admissions experts share five tips for getting the most out your conversation in BusinessBecause article, "5 Things to Do Before Speaking to Admissions Directors Online."
06.15.2020 Business Insider
Natalie Grinblatt Epstein, a senior consultant for Accepted who spent 11 years as the MBA admissions director at Ross and a Ross alumnus herself, gives tips on how to get accepted to her alma mater in Business Insider article, "How to get into the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business."
Accepted consultant Karin Ash gives great tips on how to create the strongest application possible for MBA hopefuls who are looking to change the industry in which they currently work in BusinessBecause article, "5 MBA Application Tips for Career Switchers. "
Linda Abraham weighs in on Harvard Business School's decision to admit only 720 students to the incoming class of 2022 in P&Q article "Harvard Business School's Next MBA Class Will Be More Than 200 Students Short."
Linda Abraham predicts a 20% jump in applications at the top 25 business schools this year in P&Q article "Could 2020-2021 Be the Biggest MBA Application Season Ever?"
Accepted founder and CEO Linda Abraham is the featured guest on CBNation's "I Am CEO" podcast and discusses the growth of Accepted from part-time editing service to one of the most well-known graduate admissions consultancies in the country in episode, "IAM365: Consultant Facilitates Storytelling for Graduate Admissions."
From video interviews to the GMAT Online Exam, Esmeralda Cardenal of Accepted explains how to navigate your MBA application during coronavirus in BusinessBecause live feed, "Coronavirus FAQs: Your Virtual MBA Application."
Linda Abraham discusses the costs and benefits of Harvard's recent announcement offering deferments to all incoming MBA students for both prospective students and Harvard itself in P&Q article "Harvard to Offer Deferment for Incoming MBAs."
In the midst of a global pandemic, the GMAC has made the unprecedented move to ask ranking institutions to pause their publications. Accepted's Linda Abraham discusses the possible reasoning behind the request and its repercussions in P&Q article "GMAC Leads a Call for a Pause in MBA Rankings."
04.20.2020 U.S. News & World Report
Linda Abraham weighs in on the advantages and challenges that older premeds should consider when applying to med school in U.S. News article, "Tips for Older Premeds on Applying to Medical School."
Linda Abraham discusses the potential impact of the globalization of the GRE at-home option on international applicants and Round 1 admissions in P&Q article "At-Home GRE Can Now Be Taken Worldwide."
Linda Abraham joins MBASchooled founder Al Dea to talk about the changes to MBA admissions, and how current and future MBA applicants can navigate them in podcast, "How MBA Applicants Can Respond to COVID-19."
Want to get updates on how COVID-19 is affecting business school admissions in real time? Linda Abraham and other experts are keeping students in the know via BusinessBecause live feed, "Live Updates: Coronavirus."
Linda Abraham discusses the potential business school admissions challenges concerning international students due to COVID-19 in P&Q article "B-Schools Fear Dramatic Fall In Internationals Due to Virus."
02.25.2020 The Economist
Linda Abraham busts common GMAT myths in The Economist's "Six Common Misconceptions About the GMAT."
Wondering if the age of the business school you attend will matter to future employers? Linda Abraham shed light on the question in BusinessBecause article, "Does Your Business School's Age Affect Your Employability?"
02.13.2020 U.S. News & World Report
Accepted law school admissions consultant, Christine Carr, explains what law schools what to learn from personal statements and how to write them successfully in U.S. News article, "2 Law School Personal Statements That Succeeded."
02.10.2020 U.S. Poets&Quants
Linda Abraham comments on the increase in Accepted clients offered scholarships as well as the increase in value of scholarships offered in P&Q article, "MBA Scholarships At Record Levels, With Awards As High As $200K."
02.10.2020 U.S. News & World Report
In recent U.S. News article, "How Extracurriculars Affect MBA Admissions," Linda Abraham explains the significance of extracurricular activities in MBA admissions and shares advice on how to judge the quality of an extracurricular activity.
01.24.2020 CEO Blog Nation
Linda Abraham spreads the good word about her favorite podcast, the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, in a recent feature, "22 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Favorite Business Podcast."
12.05.2019 Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance article, "Will an MBA Help You Become a Management Consultant?" quotes Karin Ash, Accepted admissions consultant, on why an MBA matters if you want to become a management consultant.
12.05.2019 U.S. News & World Report
Karin Ash, Accepted admissions consultant, describes the differences between the jobs that MBAs and non-MBAs are hired for at top consulting firms in U.S. News article, "Will an MBA Help You Become a Consultant?"
12.04.2019 Financial Times
Accepted admissions consultant Jamie Wright comments on the success of European b-schools that have actively international students, in FT article, "Political climate influences students’ choice of business school."
In a recent article, "What To Look For In A Marketing MBA," Poets&Quants quotes Linda Abraham's advice to applicants considering a marketing MBA.
11.22.2019 CEO Blog Nation
The Admissions Straight Talk podcast is featured in "11 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Use Their Podcast For Business," which highlights the podcast's mission: helping applicants get accepted.
11.18.2019 U.S. News & World Report
Linda Abraham describes the reasons for pursuing a marketing MBA as well as how to pick the program that is the best fit with your career goals in U.S. News article, "How to Choose a Marketing MBA Program."
11.07.2019 LSAT Unplugged
Christine Carr, Accepted admissions consultant, and Steve Schwartz of the LSAT Blog and LSAT Unplugged discuss the digital LSAT, 2019 LSAT changes, and what you need to know for this law school admission cycle in a recent webinar "Digital LSAT Changes + Law School Admissions."
10.25.2019 Business Insider
Jamie Wright, Accepted admissions consultant, explains what LBS wants to find out about applicants with their application essay question in BI article, "Here's how to get into London Business School, according to 7 grads, 3 current and former admissions officers, and an MBA admissions consultant."
In a recent UpJourney article, "How to Ask a Professor for a Letter of Recommendation, According to 12 Professionals," Linda Abraham identifies the four key steps to requesting a letter of recommendation from a professor.
In P&Q article, "Columbia’s GMATs Slide Five Points On Modest Decline In Apps," Linda Abraham comments on why CBS has experienced a smaller decline in applicants than peer schools as well as the program's attitude towards the GMAT.
Linda Abraham reflects on the heartbreaking and inspirational story of Ida Valentine and what other applicants can learn from it in P&Q article, "HBS Admit’s Tragedy: Her Father Killed Her Mother, Then Himself."
In a recent IELTSPodcast episode, University Admissions Coach Shares Tips, Linda Abraham and Ben Worthington discuss important admissions topics including the best way to write a personal statement and what admissions directors are looking for.
Poets&Quants highlights "NYU Stern 2019-2020 MBA Application Deadlines." and important insights into the NYU Stern MBA application from Accepted founder, Linda Abraham.
According to Linda Abraham, there are three essential materials that you need to give your recommenders to ensure an excellent LOR. Find out what they are in "How To Get A Great MBA Letter of Recommendation—4 Tips From Our Experts."
Linda Abraham comments on the winners and losers of the new SAT “adversity score” in "What The New ‘Adversity Score’ Means For The SAT."
P&Q released the latest list of leading admissions consulting firms in "The Top 10 MBA Admission Consulting Firms Of 2019," highlighting Accepted as the oldest firm on the list.
In "2019-2020 MBA Application Deadlines," Linda Abraham reflects on HBS' lack of essay word limit, the importance of the application's short-answer questions, and the two-round admissions system.
In "Harvard Kicks Off MBA Application Season & European B-Schools On The Up," Linda Abraham shares important tips for applicants preparing to tackle the single HBS application essay.
Linda Abraham comments on Harvard Business School's decision to keep their new two-round admissions system for a second year and shares insight into the essay question in Poets&Quants article, "HBS Sets First Round Deadline Of Sept. 4th."
04.12.2019 LSAT Unplugged
Accepted admissions consultant and former BU Law School admission officer, Christine Carr talks to LSAT Unplugged about all things related to law school admissions. Watch "Former Boston University Law Admissions Officer on Law School Admissions."
Accepted is ranked the #1 college admissions consultancy in the United States in this informative Medium article, "Need a List of the Top US College Admissions Consultants?"
Linda Abraham weighs in on "What Harvard’s Affirmative Action Trial Says About Elite MBA Admissions," and highlights some differences between Harvard University admissions and MBA admissions.
Lind Abraham is featured in an interview with VoyageLA. Read "Meet Linda Abraham of Accepted," to learn about the history, challenges, and successes of founding and running Accepted.
In recent P&Q article, "Stanford Wins Plaudits For A GMAT Slide," Linda Abraham comments on the possible reason for the decline and the encouraging message it sends to potential applicants.
In light of the CBS admissions director's announcement on an Accepted hosted AMA session that "CBS Plans Deferred MBA Admission," Linda Abraham tells P&Q why deferred admissions are a great option for MBA bound high school seniors.
07.20.2018 The Dartmouth
The Dartmouth shares Linda Abraham's tried and true advice to prospective Tuck students in "Tuck qualifies 'niceness' as admissions criterion."
07.13.2018 CBS News
Linda Abraham comments on Tuck's unique admissions approach in CBS News article, "Dartmouth's MBA program is looking for "niceness."
06.28.2018 College Confidential
Accepted admissions consultant Carol Drummer shares guidelines for taking advantage of summer break to prepare for the SAT or ACT in College Confidential article, "How to Make Time for Summer Test Prep."
Reward Expert interviewed Accepted founder and CEO Linda Abraham for its article "Accepted.com Helps Students Across the Nation Get into Their College Program." She shares four tips to help your application stand out.
Linda Abraham shares her thoughts on how Harvard's announcement of the Round 1 deadlines and their essay question benefits MBA applicants in the P&Q article, "HBS Kicks Off 2018-19 MBA App Season."
02.12.2018 The SGU Pulse
The SGU Pulse, St. George's University's admissions blog, highlighted the Accepted Admissions Blog in their article, "75 Top-Notch Medical Blogs Every Health Care Pro Should Know."
In "How Accepted.com Helps Aspiring Business and Finance Students Gain the Skills Needed for Admission to Top Programs," Linda Abraham discusses what led her to found Accepted and how the company helps their clients gain acceptance to top MBA and finance programs around the world.
A recent blog post on BadCredit.org, "Higher Learning for Higher Salaries: Accepted.com’s Admissions Experts Give Students an Advantage in the Application Process," highlights how Accepted's services can contribute to increasing your lifetime earnings.
Linda Abraham sheds insight into the big question "How Should You Use MBA Rankings?" in an article about just how important rankings are and what role they should play in the application process.
Accepted's Admissions Straight Talk Podcast is featured on The Edvocate's "Top 5 Higher Education Podcasts You Need to Listen to."
11.17.2017 Student Loan Hero
Accepted consultant, Carol Drummer shares essential guidelines for writing a successful scholarship essay in "Your 5-Step Guide to Writing an Awesome Scholarship Essay."
As "More Job Opportunities Emerge For American MBAs In Asia," Linda Abraham comments optimistically on the trend of MBAs of Asian descent returning to Asia to do business and make a positive impact.
Linda Abraham shares her conviction that any hint of rudeness while visiting a b-school will doom an applicants chances of admission in an article exploring "Why Emotional Intelligence Is Key To MBA Admissions Success."
In a BusinessBecause article addressing the unpleasant question, "Is There a Cheating Epidemic at Business School?" Linda Abraham weighs in to share insight into what appears to be a growing trend.
Linda Abraham provides perspective for understanding the bottom 10 programs in US News & World Report rankings in BusinessBecause article, "Hate The MBA Rankings? What Lower-Ranked Business Schools Can Do To Compete."
In a recent article, "Women In Business: B-Schools Must Do More To Close The Gender Pay Gap," Linda Abraham points out the catch-22 that discourages women from pursuing an MBA.
Harvard Business School has released the median GRE scores of applicants for the very first time. Linda Abraham discusses what that means for HBS applicants in P&Q article, "Lower GRE Scores Accepted By HBS?"
08.8.2017 U.S. News & World Report
Linda Abraham agrees that "Less Competitive Law School Admissions a Boon for Applicants," and encourages applicants to apply to a few programs that are stretch programs.
08.2.2017 The Wall Street Journal
In the WSJ article, "New M.B.A. Admissions Request: Recommendations From Friends," Linda Abraham comments on NYU Stern's new strategy for getting more insight into applicants' emotional intelligence.
In light of the recent announcement that "Wharton To Ask Rec Writers For ‘Essays,’" Linda Abraham shares her concern that more recommenders will succumb to the temptation of you-write-it-I’ll-sign-it.
Linda Abraham comments on HBS' seeming immunity to the anticipated drop in international applicants as well as the increased competition faced by HBS hopefuls in general as "HBS Apps Up 6%, Topping 10,000 Mark."
In "Thinking About Graduate School? What to Consider Before You Apply," Linda Abraham presents 4 questions that students considering grad school need to think about before taking that big step.
04.27.2017 U.S. News & World Report
Jessica Pishko gives important pointers to law school applicants having a hard time writing about themselves in the personal statement in the U.S. News article, "2 Law School Personal Statements That Succeeded."
Linda Abraham comments on the dropping acceptance rates at top business schools and its correlation to simplified application essays in the Poets&Quants article, "Acceptance Rates At The Top 50 MBA Programs."
01.24.2017 The Wall Street Journal
Amid concerns that the "U.S., U.K. May Lose Luster as M.B.A. Destinations" to political changes, Linda Abraham reassures foreign MBA hopefuls that they are still welcome in the United States.
01.17.2017 U.S. News & World Report
The U.S. News list of the "10 Ingredients of a Strong MBA Resume" includes Linda Abraham's advice about the main role of a successful admissions resume.
12.19.2016 U.S. News & World Report
In "Sharpen the Focus of an MBA Application," Linda Abraham shares an important guideline for creating a meaningful and holistic business school application.
10.05.2016 The Wall Street Journal
Linda Abraham comments on the steep increase in applicants retaking the GMAT in WSJ article, "Test Redos Give GMAT Scores a Lift."
09.30.2016 U.S. News & World Report
Accepted consultant Jessica Pishko shares the secret of writing an effective law school personal statement for a reach school in U.S. News article, "Target the Right Reach Law Schools."
More applicants have been taking the GMAT and Linda Abraham shares insight into why in recent Poets&Quants article, "Why More Applicants Are Retaking The GMAT."
Linda Abraham comments on the latest good news for MBA applicants and their recommenders, in Poets&Quants article, "Common Rec Form Adopted By 4 Schools."
In an exciting move, Chicago Booth has invited MBA admissions consultants to an exclusive webinar. Linda Abraham comments on the positive trend in P&Q article, "Booth Courts Admissions Consultants."
In Poets&Quants article, "Stanford Recycles Last Year’s MBA Essays," Linda Abraham points out the one change in this year's application and what it will reveal about applicants.
Linda Abraham sketches the profile of a successful round 3 MBA applicant in recent Poets&Quants article, "Best MBA Programs for Round 3 Applicants."
Expert admissions consultant Marie Todd, shares her list of "3 Things To Know About College Admissions."
11.04.2015 The Wall Street Journal
A recent WSJ article noted that this season, "Business School Has Odd Question for Applicants." Linda Abraham adds perspective into what the adcoms really want (and don't want) to see.
Linda Abraham comments on the biggest news in the MBA admissions world, "Dee Leopold to Leave HBS Admissions Job."
09.15.2015 Tuck 360: MBA Blog
Tuck shares Accepted's "Interview with Director of Admissions Dawna Clarke," a podcast episode loaded with insight into the MBA program and admissions process at Tuck.
09.01.2015 NYU Stern Faculty News
NYU Stern spreads the word about our recent podcast episode in which "Executive-in-Residence Tom Schick shares career advice for young professionals."
Linda Abraham weighs in on the which MBA essay questions are the best in "The Verdict On This Year’s Business School MBA Essays."
In "Why a Gap Year May be Perfect for Your Teenager," Accepted consultant Marie Todd describes some benefits of the increasingly popular trend of a taking year off before starting college.
Linda Abraham shares the last word in P&Q article "Most Transparent MBA Admissions: Tuck, HBS, Ross & Fuqua."
05.11.2015 U.S. News & World Report
Accepted consultant, Alicia Nimonkar, discusses the types of clinical experiences that actually impress the adcom in "3 Less-Popular Options for Learning About Medicine."
In "The Round Two Fire Drill To Apply," Linda Abraham shares her experiences with the unrealistic expectations of last-minute applicants and some thoughts about the source of the late-start trend.
Linda Abraham adds her nomination to Poets&Quants' list of "The Most Annoying MBA Essays Of 2014."
12.11.2014 U.S. News & World Report
Linda Abraham shares some important advice for financial aid seekers in "3 Ways to Be a Good Candidate for MBA Scholarships."
12.03.2014 The Wall Street Journal
As "B-Schools Embrace Last-Minute Candidates," Linda Abraham comments on the trend of highly qualified non-traditional candidates applying late in the admissions cycle.
P&Q reports "More Turmoil In IMD’s MBA Program" as 5 key officials resign. Linda Abraham shares some perspective on why they may have stepped down, and what this means for IMD's future.
September 9 was "D-Day At Harvard Business School" and Linda Abraham predicts that the b-school with the 'absolutely magnetic' brand will see a significant increase in applications this season.
07.02.2014 The Wall Street Journal
Linda Abraham comments on the more human tone of "Harvard’s Sassy New Business-School Application" and whether it will make any difference to HBS applicants.
P&Q recently reported that in keeping with the shrinking MBA application trend,"Wharton Drops To One Required Essay." Linda Abraham explained why this change will probably produce happy results for students and alumni.
IMD has trimmed down its application and Linda Abraham shares some insight into the motivation and results of this change in the P&Q article "IMD Cuts Required Essays In Half."
Linda Abraham predicts a number-oriented admissions policy, the strong possibility of the demise of the TBD, and a more permanent admissions director for Wharton in "Why Wharton Will Go By The Numbers."
"Wharton AdCom Makes an Abrupt Exit" and Linda Abraham tells Poets & Quants that she is sorry to see Kumar go.
9.12.2013 Bloomberg Businessweek
Linda Abraham shares her view on what b-schools need to do if they are serious about "Bridging the B-School Class Divide."
Poets & Quants features Accepted.com's important advice for MBA applicants on "How Not to Fail the Failure Question."
In 5-part series, "Maximizing the Minimalist MBA Application," Linda Abraham shares tips on writing succinctly given the shrinking word and character limits on MBA application essays.
Will a group of serious b-school hopefuls looking to finish their apps in a short, intense burst gather for "A $3,500 ‘Hell Week’ For MBA Applicants?" Linda Abraham thinks not.
7.23.2013 PaGalGuy News
Linda Abraham joins the discussion about the impact of foreign currency rate declines on MBA applicants in "As Rupee Slides, Ivy League US B-schools Now Cost More than Rs 1 Crore."
6.26.2013 Bloomberg Businessweek
Linda Abraham advises applicants to understand the values reflected by each b-school's mission or motto in "Finding Your 'Best Fit' Business School."
5.31.2013 Bloomberg Businessweek
In "HBS Applicants Should Get Personal in New Optional Essay," Linda Abraham shares her perspective on how to approach Harvard Business School's one, optional application essay question.
Linda Abraham discusses the possible impact of the new Harvard Business School application on HBS application volume as well as how applicants can best approach the single essay question in "HBS Applicants 'Panicked and Confused.'"
5.29.2013 Varsity Tutors
Linda Abraham shares MBA admissions advice and tips in an "Ask an MBA Admissions Expert" interview with Varsity Tutors.
4.26.2013 LA Tutors
In "5 Questions with Linda Abraham," Linda shares important admissions advice and answers some interesting questions about admissions consulting and how Accepted.com works.
3.22.2013 Bloomberg Businessweek
Linda Abraham shares important advice for team interviews in the Businessweek article, "How to Stand Out in an MBA Group Interview."
Linda Abraham explains the benefits of applicants preparing for the Wharton team-based discussions and explains that winging it and honesty don't correlate in an article for Poets & Quants, "Is Wharton’s Desire For Candor Compromised?".
3.13.2013 The Wall Street Journal
In the Wall Street Journal article, "Frankly, Wharton Wants Candor" Linda Abraham shares her opinion on students preparing for Wharton's new team-based discussions.
In "How NOT to Impress in the Application Process," Linda Abraham shares tips on avoiding the five application "Kisses of Death."
Linda Abraham discusses the tremendous value in having a dress rehearsal in the Poets & Quants article, "Prepping Applicants For New Wharton Test."
Linda Abraham talks about the purpose of MBA application essays and presents a suggestion for an application that will achieve that goal in "A Proposal For A Better MBA Application."
In "The Shrinking MBA Application," Linda Abraham responds to the widespread changes and experimentation in this year’s MBA application.
10.15.2012 U.S. News & World Report
Linda Abraham joins the discussion about whether there is a b-school enrollment boom on the horizon in "Fewer 2012 MBA Applications May Mean More Competition in 2013."
In "What to Consider When Getting An MBA," Linda Abraham advises prospective MBA applicants on how to determine whether or not to pursue an MBA and how to choose which schools to apply to.
7.26.2012 Bloomberg Businessweek
Businessweek article, "MBA Admissions Consultants: A Growing Influence," quotes Linda Abraham's opinion on why b-schools are seeing better quality applicants every year.
Linda Abraham discusses Accepted.com's July discount and the benefits of starting the application process early in "Discounting Hits MBA Admissions Consulting."
7.25.2012 U.S. News & World Report
In "Study: MBA Programs Don't Connect Social Media Dots," Linda Abraham warns applicants not to waste their time trying to impress adcoms using social media.
In the Poets & Quants article, "How Many Applicants Use Consultants," Linda Abraham shares her thoughts on why MBA applicants are reluctant to disclose consultant use.
Linda Abraham shares her take on this year's trend of shortened MBA applications and word limits in "The Incredible Shrinking MBA App."
Linda Abraham comments on this year's trend of applying to b-school early in Poets & Quants article "Heavy Round One Volume Expected."
06.11.12 The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal quotes Linda Abraham of Accepted.com in its article "Beyond the Tried-and-True: Generating Cash in Later Life," which explores creative cash-generating ideas for retirees.
Does the new Harvard Business School application mean "More Anxiety for HBS Applicants?" Linda Abraham comments on the updated HBS admission policies and its impact on applicant anxiety.
In the "Essentials of an Awesome MBA Application" series, Linda Abraham discusses the components of a great MBA application from GMAT to Interviews.
AdvisorOne interviews Linda Abraham about the benefits of an EMBA in "An Executive MBA: The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution for Financial Advisors."
10.12.2011 Bloomberg Businessweek
In "Social Media: Why B-School Applicants Need to Keep It Clean” BW asks Linda Abraham to comment on social media, its implications for admissions, and what applicants should do in response.
08.31.2011 Poets and Quants
“Perfecting your MBA Essays,” provides ten succinct tips that will make your essays shine. Published by Poets & Quants and authored by our own Linda Abraham.
In "The B-School Admissions Game Gets Even Pricier" John Byrne, author of MBA Confidential and founder of Poets and Quants, quotes Linda Abraham's advice on "how to hire the right consultant."
05.22.2011 MBA Crystal Ball
MBA Crystal Ball interviewed Linda Abraham on a broad range of MBA admissions topics in “Accepted.com: Linda Abraham talks about b-school selection, MBA essays, interviews”.
03.28.2011 Bloomberg Businessweek
Bloomberg Businessweek turns to Linda Abraham, Accepted’s president and founder, in “Making the Most of Business School Rankings" for perspective on how MBA applicants should and should not use rankings. Hint: It's all about the data, not the ranking.
02.06.2011 The Cavalier Daily
The Cavalier Daily quotes Linda Abraham, Accepted’s president and founder, in “Playing the college application game” on what you should do before and during your b-school campus visits in “Making the Most of the Campus Visit” on the role of the college application essay in college admissions.
11.21.2010 Poets & Quants
The online MBA site, Poets and Quants turned to Linda Abraham for perspective on the leak of Wharton MBA interview questions.
10.13.2010 Law School Podcaster
Law School Podcaster interviews Linda Abraham, Accepted’s president and founder, in this podcast on common mistakes in law school applications, and how to avoid them.
08.31.2010 Bloomberg Businessweek
Bloomberg Businessweek quotes Linda Abraham, Accepted’s president and founder, on what you should do before and during your b-school campus visits in “Making the Most of the Campus Visit.”
07.07.2010 Beat the GMAT’s Achieve Your Dream Conference
Accepted.com Senior Editor Cindy Tokumitsu presented “The Art of a Gripping MBA Goals Essay.”
07.18.2009 Law School Podcaster
Linda Abraham, Accepted's founder and president, is a featured guest on the Law School Podcaster segment "Choosing the Right Law School: Understand the Factors That Will Affect Where You Want To Go To School".
Businessweek quotes Linda Abraham, Accepted’s president and founder, on writing the MBA admissions essay, in “How to Write an MBA Admissions Essay.”
Businessweek quotes Linda Abraham, Accepted’s president and founder, in “The College Visit 101.”
Linda Abraham, Accepted’s president and founder, provides insights into impressing the admissions committee in “Extracurriculars: The Extras That Count.”
02.20.09 LSAT Blog
LSAT Blog’s Steve Schwartz interviewed Linda Abraham, Accepted’s president and founder, for some great tips and advice in “Law School Personal Statement Advice/ Interview”.
11.17.08 Jewish Leadership Network
Linda Abraham, Accepted’s president and founder, presented a workshop on “How to Write Bold & Brilliant Essays” to a group of college students at the Jewish Leadership Network Center in Los Angeles. College students took advantage of the opportunity to seek advice from the admissions expert.
06.26.08 Bold and Brilliant Essays
Linda Abraham, Accepted’s president and founder, presented “Bold & Brilliant Essays” to a full house at Manhattan GMAT’s Santa Monica center. The MBA applicants then peppered Abraham with admissions queries during a lively Q&A that followed the presentation.
06.19.08 Best Practices in Admissions Consulting
Accepted’s president and founder, who is also co-founder and current president of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC), answered questions from private admissions advisors about the Best Practices in Admissions Consulting as part of a panel at AIGAC’s first annual conference in Chicago.
03.14.08 Inside Higher Ed
In "Private Counselors Who Won't Double Dip," Linda Abraham, Accepted founder and president, is interviewed as the president of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants and Accepted.
07.27.2007 BusinessWeek Online
In "Applying Oneself Creatively" BusinessWeek Online seeks Linda Abraham's input on responding to creative questions. Accepted's founder and president gives some great tips for answering these unexpected queries.
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.
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" "
Article in the Los Angeles Daily Journal 9.15.2006
Accepted.com editor, Judith Koffler, has written an article for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, entitled "As Law Firms Go Global, Demand for LL.M. Degrees Mushrooms." in the article, Judy highlights the explosive growth of LL.M programs in recent years and provides tips for LL.M applicants.
06.16.2006 Linda Abraham Presents at Annual GMAC Conference
Accepted.com founder and president, Linda Abraham, participated twice in the panel presentation "Admissions Consultants: Love ~em, Hate ~em, Use ~em," at this year's annual GMAC conference in San Francisco. Abraham had initially proposed the panel to GMAC last fall.
02.06.2006 The Boston Globe
In "Wrangling Over Applications" by Rob Weisman, Accepted.com's president describes the role of admissions consultants:
"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"
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.
03.06.2001: BusinessWeek 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."
03.15.2000: Ace the AMCAS Essay - AMSA Convention
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, and Accepted.com
"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 services.
10.18.1999: Linda Abraham speaks at the Anderson School
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 Accepted.com!!
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 admissions process.
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 article.
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 Really Helpful?"
10.22.1998: 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.