Posts Tagged ‘essays’

UCLA 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Sep 19, 16:08 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. The best...

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UVA Darden 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Sep 8, 14:51 PM   Comments [0]

If you like the idea of constantly being thrown into the decision maker’s role, using the case method to navigate real-life business situations, then you may want to consider applying to the University of Virginia’s Darden MBA program. Darden is the second-largest case publisher in...

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Is Ten Days per Business School Application Enough?

By - Sep 6, 16:07 PM   Comments [0]

There are a number of steps involved in the MBA application essay writing process: contemplating the questions, choosing the topics, and crafting a collection of short stories that tell a tale and appeal to an admissions committee. Each of these steps takes time. But HOW...

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How to Use Good Grammar to Create Essays That Flow

By - Nov 22, 02:15 AM   Comments [0]

From my base in the Middle East, I work with many applicants throughout Asia who have excellent English but use a few phrases in ways that depart from the strictly correct. Here are some tips to help applicants improve their use of two words that...

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One Easy Way to Personalize your MBA Essay Content

By - Nov 18, 22:36 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group This is a post I write basically every year because it comes from what I'm seeing each round, every day, on basically every application.  That drum beat is really rigid, hard-to-read Why School X sections on essays.  I give the...

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Linking Your Chicago Booth Presentation Essay to the School’s Introduction Content

By - Nov 16, 00:03 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group I have received the following question a lot lately: "Should my presentation reflect the ideas that Booth espouses when introducing the presentation question?"  The short answer is "yes," but the long answer is more complicated than that and is worthy...

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Overcoming Average Work Experience in Your MBA Application

By - Oct 25, 08:42 AM   Comments [0]

It is no secret that getting into business school is a lot easier for MBA applicants with work experience in sexy fields or who have one-of-kind, extraordinary backgrounds. However, most applicants to top MBA programs have typical careers as an analyst, engineer, or salesperson. So the question becomes –...

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MBA Candidate Differentiation: Do NOT Try This at Home | Amerasia Consulting Group

By - Jun 22, 06:53 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff | Amerasia Consulting Group | MBA Admissions Consultants | Originally published at www.amerasiaconsulting.com Time to go full PSA here.  I'm talking all alarms ringing, sirens, whatever it takes to get your attention.  By "you" I mean: anyone applying to business school.  You need to...

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MBA Candidates, Read These Quotes for a New Perspective on Leadership

By - Jun 18, 23:14 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group This is a quick one, but a worthy one.  "Leadership" might very well be the most "cussed and discussed" (hat tip, Harry Truman) word in the MBA landscape, given the prominence given to the concept by schools and candidates alike.  But...

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What Stanford Wants – A Moral Compass

By - Jun 18, 01:24 AM   Comments [0]

By Paul Lanzillotti, Amerasia Consulting Group If you read the latest editions of our “How to Apply to Harvard Business School” and "How to Apply to Stanford GSB" guides, you already know that cultivating a real reason for applying to an elite MBA goes week beyond the school's name, rank,...

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