Posts Tagged ‘best applications essay’

Resourceful Essay Recycling

By - Nov 5, 13:35 PM   Comments [0]

You’re applying to six different schools and each one requires 2-7 essays/personal statements which equals…a whole lot of writing. How can you draft so many essays and still maintain a fresh and original voice in each? Did you know that you can probably adapt one essay...

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Cornell Johnson 2014 MBA Essay Tips and Deadline

By - Aug 28, 09:40 AM   Comments [0]

Like so many programs this year, Cornell Johnson has significantly reduced the number and length of essays it is requiring of applicants this year. Essay 1 was an option last year (and I think in previous years too.); this year it is required. Last year...

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MIT Sloan 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 27, 09:05 AM   Comments [0]

MIT Sloan dropped its cover letter requirement this year. The cover letter has been a required element in the MIT app since at least 2001, and possibly earlier. But this is the year for shorter apps. While all MBA applications are “behavioral” — looking at your...

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Columbia Executive MBA 2014 Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 25, 08:39 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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UCLA Anderson 2014 Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 20, 11:52 AM   Comments [0]

The advice that UCLA Anderson provides below is excellent, not just for Anderson’s essays, but for most MBA essays. Read it carefully. My tips are in blue below. Your essays are the primary way for you to share your perspectives and plans with the admissions committee....

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Ross Michigan EMBA 2014 Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Aug 19, 13:15 PM   Comments [0]

This set of essay questions covers broad ground, eliciting information that will allow the adcom to get to know you professionally and personally and hence to determine your fit with the Michigan Ross EMBA program. The straightforward, down-to-earth nature of the questions reflects the program’s...

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Chicago Booth 2014 EMBA Application Essay Questions

By - Aug 18, 08:44 AM   Comments [0]

The Chicago Booth EMBA questions are challenging because they separate your need for the MBA and your interest in the program – the first question asks, among other things, “Why are you seeking an MBA from Chicago Booth” and the second question asks “what you...

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Duke Fuqua 2014 MBA Essay Questions and Deadlines

By - Aug 13, 14:09 PM   Comments [0]

Leadership, teamwork, ethics, and a global approach to business are essential elements of the Duke Fuqua MBA, which is why you’ll need to make sure you express your passion for these ideals in your application essays. Impress the Fuqua adcom by positioning yourself as an...

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2014 Wharton Executive MBA Application Tips

By - Aug 12, 10:20 AM   Comments [0]

The Wharton EMBA adcom, through its three required questions, expresses its vision for and interest in a relationship: the relationship between the applicant/student and the program. Each of the questions highlights a different facet of this relationship. Respecting, recognizing, and responding to that vision through...

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Yale SOM 2014 Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Aug 7, 13:13 PM   Comments [0]

The reduced essay requirements means that you have to make the boxes work harder to reveal achievement and fit with Yale SOM. The essays themselves are all about Why MBA? and Why Yale. My tips are in blue. Essays: 1. What motivates your decision to pursue an...

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