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Indiana Kelley 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 12, 08:45 AM   Comments [0]

These questions are a mix of straightforward (the goals essay) and imaginative (the personal or open-topic essays). The adcom wants assurance that you have a clear professional focus and a solid plan for using the Kelley MBA resources. Beyond that, they’re looking for engaging applicants...

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5 Keys to Concreteness

By - Nov 11, 15:37 PM   Comments [0]

I like to apply the principles established in Chip Heath and Dan Heath’s Made to Stick to personal statements and application essays. In this post I focus on concreteness. The third of Made to Stick‘s six key principles, concreteness, doesn’t seem to apply to intangibles like...

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2014 MIT Executive MBA Application Essay Tips

By - Nov 8, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

This set of essay questions shows that MIT seeks applicants who have a vision for the career they are building, who understand the impacts of their actions, and who have the judgment and practical skills to effectively handle the challenges that will come at them...

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Application Essay Tip: Generic-Itis Prevention

By - Nov 1, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Accepted’s editors have noted an epidemic. Generic-itis. The symptoms: • Mind-blowing, meaningless, and grand generic declarative statements without any substance, specifically related to why an applicant wants to attend a certain program. • Irritation to admissions readers causing them to believe that you know nothing about their school...

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Indian School of Business 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Oct 31, 12:52 PM   Comments [0]

The Indian School of Business has become one of the strongest graduate business programs in Asia. While it dropped from 20th to 34th in this year’s Financial Times’ Global MBA rankings – making it only the fifth best MBA program in Asia – 100% of...

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4 Goals of an MBA Application

By - Oct 28, 13:52 PM   Comments [0]

Do you want to get into a top MBA program? (Silly question: Of course you do. You wouldn’t be reading this post if you didn’t.) Make sure your application fulfills each of these goals, and you’ll be much better positioned to gain the acceptance you deserve. In...

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INSEAD 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Oct 27, 13:37 PM   Comments [0]

Bucking the trends of fewer essays and micro essays, INSEAD requires applicants to express themselves competently in writing on multiple topics, professional and personal, and at some length in one essay (these days, 600 words is long). A key theme running through these questions is...

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Emory Goizueta 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Oct 24, 13:44 PM   Comments [0]

To ace your Goizueta essays, you’ll need to show—not just tell—that you have the skills, passion, and motivation to excel in a rigorous academic environment, and then in the business world at large. Illustrate who you are, what you want, and where you are going....

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IE 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Oct 22, 13:23 PM   Comments [0]

With a vast array of electives under numerous business disciplines and a succinct core, the IE MBA program requires students to exercise self-knowledge and excellent judgment to get the most out of it. The adcom’s approach to the essays will push to the surface those...

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How to Choose X Number of Essay Questions to Answer from Y Number of Choices

By - Oct 14, 09:50 AM   Comments [0]

If you face multiple essay questions on an application, how are you going to choose which one(s) you should answer and which one(s) you should skip? (Note: Fewer schools are offering multiple-question options though it’s good to know how to approach this issue if you’re...

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