Posts Tagged ‘mba essays’

How to Stay Within Essay Word Limits by Reducing Verbal Verbosity

By - Jun 22, 03:08 AM   Comments [0]

Most applicants – whether applying to med school, law school, business school, or any other grad school or college program – need to deal with rigid character or word limits when writing their application essays or personal statements. You may start out thinking that you...

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3 Tips for Discussing Failure in Your MBA Application Essays

By - Apr 3, 13:54 PM   Comments [0]

“Business schools only want to accept candidates who are perfect, so I am going to make sure I show myself in the best possible light. Crickey. One of the essay questions is to tell them about a failure. What do I do now?” While this...

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4 Application Strategy Tips: Stand Out AND Fit In

By - Mar 22, 11:55 AM   Comments [0]

It can be confusing: Half of the advice you read urges you to stand out in your application, while the other half advises you to explain how you’ll fit in. So which is it? Should you stand out or fit in? The answer, unsurprisingly, is BOTH....

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Online Presence Before Submitting Applications

By - Mar 15, 12:34 PM   Comments [0]

You’ve filled out your entire application, perfected your essays, secured killer recommendations, and written a CV that truly shows off your skills and experiences. You’re ready to submit, right? WRONG! There’s one more thing you need to do, and you should do it NOW, before the adcoms start googling....

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6 Tips for Talking About Your Weaknesses

By - Feb 22, 02:15 AM   Comments [0]

What do you do when you read/hear the weakness question? Schools are assessing how well you self evaluate. Like a business problem, they want to hear your plan of action, your implementation, and your success rate. Here are some tips to help you a) think...

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Resourceful Essay Recycling

By - Jan 10, 04:03 AM   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. PROBLEM: How can you draft so many essays and still maintain a fresh and original voice in each? SOLUTION: Adapt one essay from one application to another essay...

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You Need These Transformative MBA Application Editing Hacks

By - Jan 5, 13:58 PM   Comments [0]

Did you miss last months’s webinar, 3 Hacks to Transform Your MBA Application? Bummed that your essay will suffer a slow death without these reviving editing secrets? Don’t be glum! You can now catch this important webinar on our website any time you want! Some of the...

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What Applicants Should Not Do in 2016: A Poem

By - Dec 29, 12:46 PM   Comments [0]

'Twas the night before deadlines, and all through the world, Our consultants sat cramming, coffee brewing, brows furled; Though the essays were written with effort and care, There were still a few things that were cause for despair! The clichés! Oh, forsake! Terrible, were they – That all our consultants...

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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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UCLA Anderson 2016 Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 15, 02:45 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. The...

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