Posts Tagged ‘application essays’

How Personal is Too Personal?

By - Oct 18, 11:20 AM   Comments [0]

The personal statement is a terrific opportunity to share with admissions committees an interesting and unique aspect of your life. How much should you tell, and how much is too much? When I applied to college, I wrote a personal statement describing some challenging family circumstances I’d had...

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An Interview With Our Own: Cindy Tokumitsu

By - Oct 8, 19:03 PM   Comments [0]

Curious about the life and times of our spectacular admissions consultants? Please enjoy our newest blog series in which we interview the fabulous people who make up the Accepted.com staff. Next up is…Cindy Tokumitsu. Accepted: Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where and what...

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Passion = Action + Dedication

By - Oct 7, 10:34 AM   Comments [0]

When one thinks of passion, one doesn’t generally think of investment bankers. But the admissions committees are looking for passion in their applicants; so how are you – a computer guy, an engineer, a biology major, or yes, an investment banker – going to show...

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The Miraculous 15-Minute ROUGH, ROUGH Draft

By - Sep 21, 10:07 AM   Comments [0]

Having trouble getting those first few words and sentences of your application essay up on your computer screen? Don’t fret – even the most accomplished novelists or famous journalists have a tough time getting started. Tempted to get up and do something – anything! –...

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An Interview With Our Own: Jennifer Bloom

By - Sep 17, 11:49 AM   Comments [0]

Curious about the life and times of our spectacular admissions consultants? Enjoy our newest blog series in which we interview the fabulous people who make up the Accepted.com staff. Next up is…Jennifer Bloom. Accepted: Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where and what did...

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9 Tips For Acing The MBA Application Boxes

By - Sep 16, 10:58 AM   Comments [0]

As you finalize your MBA applications for Round 1 or start putting your thoughts together for Round 2, don’t let the focus on the longer essays take away your attention from the short answer application boxes. The application boxes aren’t merely the fields of your...

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9 Do’s And Don’ts For Your Application Resume

By - Sep 16, 01:44 AM   Comments [0]

Your resume is usually the first opportunity admissions readers have to get to know you, your experience, and your skills. Because of the number of other application components they need to review (both yours and those belonging to the thousands of other applicants), most adcom...

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An Interview With Our Own: Esmeralda Cardenal

By - Sep 10, 12:18 PM   Comments [0]

Curious about the life and times of our spectacular admissions consultants? Please enjoy our newest blog series in which we interview the fabulous people who make up the Accepted.com staff. Next up is…Esmeralda Cardenal. Accepted: Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where and what...

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Introducing Toronto Rotman’s New Admissions Test

By - Sep 9, 23:58 PM   Comments [0]

For its 2016 MBA application, Rotman has introduced a new, timed, written response question that must be completed in addition to their two existing video questions. According to the Rotman blog, the purpose of this new exercise is as follows: We identified a need to...

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First Drafts Of Personal Statements: Let Yourself Go

By - Sep 9, 12:47 PM   Comments [0]

First drafts. These are probably the hardest part of the whole process for would-be applicants. There’s a sense of overwhelmedness, of trying to capture so much of your experience onto a single page. I’ve read hundreds of first drafts over the years. To be honest, most...

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