Overrepresented MBA Applicants and 

Business School Diversity

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    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. 9 Secrets to Standing Out in Your MBA Application, a free guide
    2. Against the Odds: MBA Admissions for Indian Applicants, a free guide
    3. 5 Ways to Make B-Schools LOVE You, a free webinar
    4. Different Dimensions of Diversity, a podcast episode
    5. What Should You Do If You Belong to an Overrepresented MBA Applicant Group?
    6. 7 Simple Steps to Writing an Excellent Diversity Essay
    7. Admissions Tip: BE YOURSELF!
    8. Admissions Advice for MBA Management Consulting Applicants
    9. Investment Bankers
    10. IT Applicants
    11. What Asians Should Know When Applying to Top U.S. Business Schools
    12. Indian Applicants

    Advice for under-represented groups

    1. Tips for Completing the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Application [2020-2021]
    2. Getting Accepted to U.S. Universities from Abroad, a podcast episode
    3. The Consortium Can Help You Get Your MBA, a podcast episode
    4. From the Military to Haas MBA, a podcast episode
    5. Can The Consortium and Forte Foundation Boost Your Goals?, an interview
    6. Do Veterans Need Unique MBA Admissions Advice?
    7. The MBA, a Military Background, and Expectations
    8. Academic De-Greening, Part 2: Applying to Graduate School After Military Service
    9. Tips for Canadian Applicants
    10. 7 Tips for MBA Applicants from Family Businesses
    11. Applying to Regular Full-Time MBA Programs as an Older Applicant

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