Posts Tagged ‘leadership essay and business school admissions’

Two Ways to Reveal Leadership in Your Applications

By - Feb 25, 09:12 AM   Comments [0]

Leadership is one of the of the most valued attributes in admissions. In this short video, Linda Abraham discusses two main ways you can show the adcom that you are a leader. For more tips on revealing leadership in your applications, check out: •  Leadership in Admissions,...

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Understanding Stanford GSB’s Take on Demonstrated Leadership Potential

By - Aug 22, 12:42 PM   Comments [0]

Of course Stanford GSB seeks demonstrated leadership potential – don’t all b-schools? And naturally you’ve got leadership, or you wouldn’t be applying to Stanford. Wait. There are some unique nuances to Stanford’s conception of leadership that are essential to understand in order to portray it effectively...

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What Should I Write About? Making a Difference

By - Aug 4, 12:49 PM   Comments [0]

In my non-admissions life, I once went to a lecture given by a biographer whose work I admire. In the course of his talk he mentioned that while writing about genius has merit, writing about typical folks and their extraordinary achievements is more valuable. The...

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The Habit of Leadership

By - Jul 18, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Thank you, Harvard Business School. IMHO, that’s what applicants should think when they visit the program’s website and find “habit of leadership” on its “Who are we looking for?” admissions page. It’s common knowledge that HBS values leadership, but with this phrase, the adcom succinctly expresses...

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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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Notable Essay Mistake to Avoid: Tasks vs. Skills

By - May 29, 16:47 PM   Comments [0]

Notable Essay Mistake to Avoid: Tasks vs. Skills As an MBA applicant, are you aware of the difference between tasks and skills? Equally importantly, do you understand how focusing on skills rather than tasks in your MBA admissions essays can help you present a much more...

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