Carroll School of Management

The Carroll School Admissions Blog

News and notes from the graduate admissions office at the Carroll School of Management


Inside the Manager's Studio

Posted by Shelley Burt

Friday, September 26, 2014

The business school you ultimately choose to attend should be one that can offer you learning opportunities beyond the classroom. At Boston College, one of the ways we enhance our MBA program is with an executive speaker series that we call the Manager’s Studio. And if you become a BC MBA student, you won't want to miss these events. 

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Topics: Events, About the Carroll School

If you specialized in…Competitive Service Delivery

Posted by Shelley Burt

Friday, September 19, 2014

Another series regular on this blog, our “If you specialized in…” posts are intended to introduce prospective MBA candidates to specialization options—and show them what each entails in terms of subject matter, courses and careers. We’ll start with something unique to the Carroll School of Management: Competitive Service Delivery.

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Topics: MBA, Career Opportunities

Five tips to keep in mind when writing your essay

Posted by Shelley Burt

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

You’ve noted your educational background, provided your work experience, and shared your test scores. Next comes the essay. We’ve said it before: essays offer MBA applicants a unique opportunity to make an impression. What you say and how you present it conveys to admissions officers your personality, ambition, and diligence—so make it a great read. Here are five tips to consider as you compose your statements. 

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Topics: Admissions Advice

Q&A with a BC MBA ’14 alum: Joe Marullo

Posted by Shelley Burt

Thursday, September 11, 2014

One of the reasons students choose to pursue their MBA at Boston College is our fiercely loyal and successful alumni network. Every month, we’ll feature a Q&A with a BC MBA alum here on the blog. Learning about their experience can help you determine if the program is right for you—and potentially introduce you to a career path you hadn’t yet considered. Here’s our first one.

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Topics: BC Alumni

September 2014 events

Posted by Shelley Burt

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Admissions team is on the road quite a bit this fall. Take a look at where we’ll be; if you’re in any of those areas, email us at mbahost@bc.edu and let us know we’ll see you there. On campus in Chestnut Hill, we have the following MBA class visits available this month...

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Topics: Events

Profession-ready: What it means, why you should care

Posted by Marilyn Eckelman

Friday, September 5, 2014

In today’s job market, employers are placing a strong emphasis on hiring people with critical business skills who can bring value to the organization immediately, who can think and act strategically from day one, and who can handle situations as if they’ve been there for years …people who are unquestionably profession-ready.

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Topics: About the Carroll School, Notes from Admissions

What to ask at the end of an admissions interview

Posted by Shelley Burt

Friday, August 29, 2014

One of the main objectives of this new blog is for our team to provide prospective students with valuable advice that we’ve gleaned from decades of working in admissions. Because who better for you to hear it from than those in the trenches? So let’s get right to it. Our first piece of advice stems from a question we hear often from prospective students… 

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Topics: Admissions Advice

Celebrating military veterans in and out of the classroom

Posted by Joshua Henry

Monday, November 11, 2013

At the Boston College Carroll School of Management, we believe these are important qualities to the pursuit of an MBA or any graduate management degree. They also happen to be qualities that are deftly developed through service in the United States military. The Carroll School strives to develop business leaders with the character and skills to inspire, motivate and create value within organizations and society. We recognize that active duty service men and women and U.S. military veterans are outstanding candidates for our graduate programs.

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Topics: About the Carroll School, Notes from Admissions

How to make your MBA application stand out

Posted by Joshua Henry

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One of the most common questions I’m asked when speaking with prospective MBA candidates is, “What should I focus on when completing my application?” And despite being asked this question frequently, it always catches me off-guard. The answer I want to give is, “Everything.” I don’t intend that to sound snarky – it’s just true. Admission decisions are made through a holistic review process and all information presented within an application is considered.

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Topics: About the Carroll School, Admissions Advice, MBA

Strategies for attending an MBA fair

Posted by Joshua Henry

Monday, September 30, 2013

In the fall, the life of an admission officer is spent on the road. We travel from city to city to attend recruitment fairs and events, hoping to meet prospective candidates interesting in applying to our schools and programs. These events are a welcome break from life behind an office desk, and offer us a first glimpse at who might be part of our next class.

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Topics: Admissions Advice, MBA

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