Interview Tips from American Pros
Feb11

Interview Tips from American Pros

We often deconstruct interview techniques on MBA in the USA.  Click here to see all of our interview tips articles.  You will find results to help you plan, prepare, and communicate effectively. While you’re at it, check out this article by Courtney Sieter, 6 Powerful Communication Tips from Some of the World’s Best Interviewers. Courtney highlights techniques from popular American reporters, authors, and talk show hosts...

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How Conversational English Can Help You Thrive in the New Year
Jan06

How Conversational English Can Help You Thrive in the New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you are feeling restored after the holiday break and determined to thrive in the new year. Have you set goals yet? Here is one to consider for your list. Practice conversational English. It’s as important to practice conversational English as it is to practice your interviewing skills. Conversation sets the tone for interactions, and helps you establish rapport. The connection interviewers feel at the...

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Reflecting on Your Resume: Guaranteed Improvement in Three Steps
Dec02

Reflecting on Your Resume: Guaranteed Improvement in Three Steps

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on your accomplishments and set future goals. It’s also a great time to update your resume, especially if you are in the MBA recruiting process. This three-step reflection and review process will strengthen your resume, guaranteed. 1. Demonstrate Results. It’s tempting to create bullet points that illustrate what you actually did at previous jobs. You want recruiters to know you have the...

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Our Thanksgiving Guide – Turkey & Potatoes & Pie…Oh My!
Nov25

Our Thanksgiving Guide – Turkey & Potatoes & Pie…Oh My!

You’ve been invited to Thanksgiving (Also known as Turkey Day) dinner at a US American’s house; now what? Thanksgiving is one of the most uniquely American holidays celebrated in the US because it is one of the only 100% secular holidays. It is not associated with any religion and was created to celebrate a meal our settlers shared with the native people who helped them survive the first year. This is a holiday all about family...

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Why You Should Never Eat Lunch at Your Desk
Nov04

Why You Should Never Eat Lunch at Your Desk

I’ve heard it said that the US is the only culture in the world to eat and…eat and drive, eat and work, eat and talk about work. It’s part of being both a controlled time culture and a status motivation culture. Many Americans are trying to get more done to be more productive to realize greater success. Many international students tell me eating and working is one of the hardest things to get used to while living in...

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How to Contribute to Your MBA Study Group
Oct23

How to Contribute to Your MBA Study Group

A student shared recently that he is having a hard time contributing to his first year MBA study group. “The Americans never seem to stop talking,” he said. In response, we discussed four things that can help. Understand silence. People perceive silence differently around the world. For example, Japanese often use silence to demonstrate careful consideration of conversation points. Most Americans, however, are not...

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