The Techie's Guide to MBA Admissions Turns an IT Career into a Seat at a Top MBA Program

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The brand new e-book from addresses the unique needs of MBA applicants from technical fields.

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) June 6, 2007: Each year thousands of technical or engineering professionals apply to business school; only a fraction are accepted. The Techie's Guide to MBA Admissions ( ), the first admissions guide written specifically for technical applicants, contains valuable advice that can help techies turn an IT career into a seat at one of the nation's top programs. This new e-book is the latest offering from, a leader in providing admissions consulting services to MBA applicants around the globe.

Business school can be a great way for applicants with technical backgrounds to gain the broader skills in marketing, finance, and general operations that help them advance into management positions. Unfortunately, this group is overrepresented in the admissions pool, and applicants often have trouble distinguishing themselves.

"Let's face it," says author Jennifer Bloom, "there are a lot of talented IT specialists out there, and only a few of them are going to be accepted to the top MBA programs. Who are the successful ones and what do they have that is appealing to business programs?"

The ones who follow the advice found in this ebook. In The Techie's Guide to MBA Admissions, Bloom walks Sanjay Patel (a composite of IT professionals that Bloom has worked with in her nine years as an senior editor) through the complete admissions process. After a realistic assessment of his chances as a "high-risk applicant," Bloom guides Sanjay toward top programs where he is most competitive, retools his résumé to break out of the IT mold, and uses application essays and recommendation letters to build his profile as a leader and "rising star."

The only admissions guide that addresses the unique challenges of technical applicants, The Techie's Guide to MBA Admissions shows prospective students how they can differentiate themselves. Through clear analysis, essential tips, and numerous essay and résumé samples, this easy-to-follow manual explains how they can highlight their strengths in providing a "business solution to a business problem instead of an IT solution to a technology problem." founder Linda Abraham adds, "By using a composite case study, this innovative e-book also provides readers with an inside peek at how an applicant and admissions consultant tackle the admissions process. Sanjay and Jennifer not only dissect an application; they then rebuild it from the ground up."

The Techie's Guide to MBA Admissions ( ) is available for immediate download at, along with Bloom's articles ("MBA Admissions: Application Advice for Indian Applicants," "MBA Admissions: Advice for Chinese Applicants," "It's All About Timing," and "Should you Apply Late?"). provides personal advising to MBA applicants and since 1996 has helped thousands of business school hopefuls present themselves at their best.


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