Posts Tagged ‘essay topics’

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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How to Write about Overcoming Challenges without Sounding like a Whiner

By - Jul 28, 10:39 AM   Comments [0]

It’s a classic MBA essay question: Write about a time when you overcame a challenge. How did you handle it? What did you learn from the experience? Let’s start by easing one worry you may have. Not everyone has faced a significant challenge at work by...

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What is an Accomplishment?

By - Jun 23, 09:08 AM   Comments [0]

Accomplishments constitute the bread and butter of personal statements and application essays. Nothing too exciting in that statement. However, a fascinating brainstorming session on Accepted’s Editor Mailing List reveals that applicants don’t always know what an accomplishment is. What goes into this application staple? The bread:...

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Resilience: Moving On

By - May 5, 13:21 PM   Comments [0]

Warning: This post will be a little more personal than most of my posts, but there is a lesson here for applicants. Please let me know by posting a comment, if occasional posts like this one, are OK with you. It’s been an interesting few weeks. Starting...

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2013 Duke MBA—Cross-Continent Program Application Essays and Tips

By - Oct 29, 04:15 AM   Comments [0]

The current Duke MBA – Cross Continent Program essay questions cover broad ground potentially, although there are just two required. They give you leeway to identify and describe the experiences, skills, and other factors that will most advantageously represent your candidacy. Moreover, the fact that...

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USC Marshall 2013 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips

By - Oct 27, 23:01 PM   Comments [0]

What will you gain from your two years at USC Marshall, and what will the school gain from you during that time? These are the questions you’ll need to keep in the back of your mind as you prepare your USC Marshall application essays. The...

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Athletic Appeal in Admissions

By - Aug 7, 14:42 PM   Comments [0]

  Long before Gabby Douglas flew through her floor exercise and Michael Phelps dominated the pool, admissions directors have been impressed by athletes. From stories about the perfect basket, goal, spike or serve, athletes have wonderful stories that display their endurance, strength, leadership and team skills. Fascinated...

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Columbia Executive MBA 2013 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 19, 12:16 PM   Comments [0]

This set of executive MBA essays requires succinct, targeted expression; insightful self-reflection; ability to synthesize multiple aspects of your experience and knowledge; and organizational responsiveness. The questions not only present different topics, but also warrant some variation in tone – you could view the essays...

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MBA Admissions A-Z: Z is for ZZZZZZ – Don’t Put the Adcom to Sleep!

By - Jul 18, 13:00 PM   Comments [0]

You want to create a compelling, memorable, colorful MBA essay. One that excites the adcom readers, not puts them to sleep. Use the following five MBA essay writing techniques to help you keep the adcom as far away from dreamland as possible: Start with a story...

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MBA Admissions A-Z: Y is for You

By - Jul 11, 13:22 PM   Comments [0]

MBA Application Tip: Keep the Focus on YOU Your MBA application is intended to introduce the adcom to YOU. It highlights what’s special and unique about you as a professional, as a community member, as an individual, and as a future business leader. Here we’re going to...

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