Posts Tagged ‘essay tips’

MBA Essays That Earn an Automatic Rejection

By - Sep 10, 12:23 PM   Comments [0]

You could have a perfect GMAT score, a 4.0 from Yale, and a list of extracurriculars as long as your leg, and still end up in the reject pile for transgressing any one of the following three MBA application sins: 1. Lying or lacking credibility Lying on...

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Johnson at Cornell University 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Sep 4, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Are you looking for a close-knit, collaborative MBA program focused on experiential learning, committed to innovation, and further differentiated by an immersion learning component? Plus, it's located on an Ivy League campus with all the resources and networking opportunities the larger community provides. Still interested?...

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Duke Fuqua 2015 MBA Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Sep 1, 13:41 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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Kellogg 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 27, 10:52 AM   Comments [0]

I strongly urge you to watch the videos where Kellogg defines what it means by Think Bravely. The qualified applicants who show they profoundly identify with that mission will have the best chance of acceptance. Essays: 1.
 Resilience. Perseverance. Grit. Call it what you will…. Challenges can...

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UVA Darden 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 24, 14:04 PM   Comments [0]

Darden led the way with a one-essay application. Some may feel that fewer essays indicate that essays are losing importance. My suspicion is that the remaining essays and short-answers are as or more important than they ever were. Especially at a program emphasizing the case...

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UCLA Anderson 2015 Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 19, 14:34 PM   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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6 Tips for Getting Started on Your Application Essays

By - Aug 10, 13:48 PM   Comments [1]

Sometimes the hardest part of writing a personal statement or application essay for college or grad school is finding the discipline to sit down and focus. Often, once you accomplish that, the ideas begin to form and the words begin to flow. The following 6...

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Chicago Booth 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 6, 13:04 PM   Comments [0]

Chicago Booth has always prided itself on valuing applicants who can handle ambiguity and lack of structure. And it's application reflects that principle. In spades. This year's Booth also application mirrors the "streamlining" that has taken place throughout the b-school world as well as Chicago's...

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Chicago Booth 2015 Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 31, 09:05 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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Yale SOM 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 28, 13:03 PM   Comments [0]

Yale is down to one essay this year from two last year. 500 words max. What does this shrinkage imply? You need to make the most of that single essay, but you also need to take the time to make every box in the appication...

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