Author Archive - Admissionado

Essay Analysis: CMU Tepper School of Business 2018-19

By - Sep 24, 04:46 AM   Comments [0]

Tepper’s application has always been a bit light on writing, and this year is no exception with only one 350-word mandatory essay. The prompt is entirely new, however. In place of last year’s rather fun “what would you say if you met us at the airport?”, applicants...

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Showing That You “Don’t” Fit In Can Help Your App

By - Sep 21, 17:26 PM   Comments [0]

We all know the clichés. When you think of Stanford, you think of the Valley and of entrepreneurs hoping to come up with the next Apple or Google. As for Harvard, that’s the school with the billion-dollar brand – the school that will teach you...

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“Describe a Setback or Failure…” and Don’t Humble Brag

By - Sep 20, 10:22 AM   Comments [0]

Just like the dreaded “What are your weaknesses?” question in job interviews, you might come across the “failure essay” during your MBA applications. An essay that asks you to reveal negative information about yourself…on a high stakes application?! That’s the worst kind, right? Wrong. This...

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What’s the Deal With Online MBAs?

By - Sep 19, 15:08 PM   Comments [1]

Growing up, did your parents ever tell you that you can’t have your cake and eat it too? On your next FaceTime call home, be prepared to do some serious finger-wagging, because online MBA programs might be putting that proverb to rest for good. Unlike traditional...

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Essay Analysis: Duke Fuqua School of Business 2018-19

By - Sep 9, 08:33 AM   Comments [0]

Duke Fuqua is back with the same prompts as last year, and these prompts are something of a sleeper threat. The first thing to watch out for is the two-page length limit. Because most application essay length limits are based on word count, we find that...

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Essay Analysis: University of Virginia Darden School of Business 2018-19

By - Jul 25, 06:08 AM   Comments [0]

Darden has released their prompts with some major changes, and here’s what they have to say about them: “For the 2018–19 application cycle, Darden has decided to forgo one long essay, and do multiple short essays. We want to get to know all of the various...

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Essay Analysis: Dartmouth Tuck School of Business 2018-19

By - Jul 24, 05:55 AM   Comments [0]

Tuck has come out with their essays, which include an interesting new take on the standard MBA goals essay. Tuck used to have a very traditional “goals prompt,” but now they’ve busted it up into a series of (very) short answer questions. This effectively forces applicants...

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Skip the Industry-Specific Jargon in MBA Essays

By - Jul 23, 07:32 AM   Comments [0]

Picture this: you’re sitting around the dinner table with your family on Thanksgiving when your uncle turns and asks you, “So what do you actually DO for a living?” Listen carefully to your answer. You probably replied in straightforward, clear language, free of confusing, industry-specific jargon....

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MBA Re-applicant? Here’s How to Tackle Your Application V2

By - Jul 18, 02:37 AM   Comments [0]

It didn’t work out last year. Not what you were hoping for undoubtedly, but all is not lost. Are you determined? Are you motivated? Is an MBA still your dream? Something you need in order to succeed at your goals? If yes, then everything is possible. When you’re done...

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B-School “Fit” – Choosing Your MBA Program

By - Jul 16, 01:13 AM   Comments [0]

Imagine you’ve received acceptance letters from two schools. One is a top-notch, name-brand program, and the other is a B-lister. Here’s the twist, you applied to that B-list school for it’s great, let’s say… basket-weaving program. You have high aspirations in the field of basket-weaving—you...

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