Posts Tagged ‘advice for MBA applicants’

MIT Sloan 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 21, 08:20 AM   Comments [0]

For years MIT Sloan asked applicants to create a cover letter as part of its application. MIT dropped that requirement last year, but this year the big news is that MIT is asking you to write your own recommendation. And while many of you write...

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NYU Stern 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 16, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Your essays will need to highlight your qualities as a successful, leadership-driven, creative thinker and businessperson. For NYU Stern, you’ll want to reveal that you are a perfect fit with the program, the Stern community, and the global business world at large. Keep in mind...

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The Biggest Application Essay Mistake [Video]

By - Jul 16, 07:25 AM   Comments [0]

What is the very worst thing you could possibly do in your application essays? Watch Linda’s answer and add your own comments below: Accepted.com ~ Helping You Write Your Best       Accepted.com’s experienced admissions consultants can help you create the most impressive application possible with comprehensive...

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Columbia 2015 Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 14, 09:04 AM   Comments [0]

These essay questions focus mostly on the present and future. There’s a little room to discuss relevant past experiences, but not much, so don’t expect to richly portray your personal and/or professional development. Moreover, if the Columbia EMBA adcom wanted this information, they would ask...

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Wharton 2015 Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 8, 14:13 PM   Comments [0]

The Wharton EMBA adcom, through its three required questions, expresses its values and its interest in a relationship with students who share those values. Each of the questions highlights a different facet of this relationship. Respecting, recognizing, and responding to that vision through your essays...

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UC Berkeley Haas 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 3, 08:10 AM   Comments [0]

Haas’ application this year has relatively minor changes. It replaced last year’s #1, which was a somewhat artsy question about a song that expresses who you are, with a straightforward question about a transformational experience. The other significant change is that Haas provides word length...

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Michigan Ross 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 24, 07:28 AM   Comments [0]

Ross completely redid the essay part of its MBA application this year. Getting rid of its long-standing goals essay, a fairly new “elevator pitch” question, and a question about dealing with frustrating or disappointing situations, it added two questions on achievements. The overall word count...

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Harvard Business School 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 22, 13:45 PM   Comments [0]

For the second year in a row, Harvard Business School is simultaneously demanding less and much more of applicants: No essays. Fewer words. Fewer characters. More thought. More brevity. And as much substance as you can cram into the responses limited not to a few...

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Wharton 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 18, 12:19 PM   Comments [0]

Wharton is still marching in the MBA application shrink parade. It now has one required question and has dumped the question about contribution to Wharton’s learning community. However, it has made the optional a broader question than it was last year and has increased the...

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Is Ten Days per Business School Application Enough?

By - Jun 16, 08:30 AM   Comments [0]

There are a number of steps involved in the MBA application essay writing process: contemplating the questions, choosing the topics, and crafting a collection of short stories that tell a tale and appeal to an admissions committee. Each of these steps takes time. But HOW...

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