Nick H. Kamboj, Check Please! Food Show Award Winning Restaurateur (2012 Season), recently joined Sur La Table's Executive Chef In Residence, Mr. Adam Leach. by Nick Kamboj

At Sur La Table's 900 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago location for an evening Italian cooking class.Nick's primary intent was to learn fun and innovative process improvement techniques, which could be applied to broader and more complex technological and strategic issues. Of course, the end product of the evening's cooking class was also absolutely delicious!

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Round 2 MBA Application Guidelines by Nick Kamboj

If you feel that you are not ready to submit your MBA application prior to Round 1 MBA deadlines, then simply do not.  There is nothing more off-putting to the Adcomm, then MBA applications which are prepared in haste.  It is best to aim for Round 1 MBA deadlines and to thoroughly reflect whether your application is as strong as it can be.  If there is any doubt in your mind after reflection, then quite simply, wait until Round 2 to submit.

Genetic Make Up of the Adcomm by Nick Kamboj

Most prospective MBA applicants believe that members of the MBA Adcomm all have MBAs from top-tier MBA programs or at least MBAs from other business programs.  The reality is that many who are on the MBA Adcomm do not have MBAs, let alone MBAs from top-tier MBA programs.

Image Perception by Nick Kamboj

Although a high GPA and GMAT combination score is something that is admired by the Admissions Committee (Adcomm), it is not the only attribute the Adcomm look at when admitting a candidate.  An Adcomm would rather admit a person with a lower GPA/GMAT combination and a good well-rounded background and empathetic view of the world, rather than a person with a high GPA/GMAT score from a perceived elitist. 

Are Part-Time MBA Programs Inferior? by Nick Kamboj

There is a certain perception that few have, when it comes to part-time MBA programs.  Some believe that part-time MBA programs are inferior in terms of academic rigor, sub-par faculty and industry perception.  The reality is that part-time MBA programs have the same faculty that teach full-time MBA students and the same rigor. 

MBA Admissions Interview by Nick Kamboj

What is the period during your MBA Admissions application process to physically, verbally and emotionally communicate your passion for the MBA program that you are applying too?

It is during your MBA Admissions Interview.  If you are applying to an MBA program and there is interest in your candidacy, then you will most likely be invited to interview with either a member of the Admissions team, faculty member, Alumni member, a current MBA student, or a group of current MBA students.