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Generic-itis Prevention [Warning: If Untreated, Can Cause Rejection]

By - Sep 8, 14:39 PM   Comments [0]

Each year, Accepted consultants are witnessing a recurring epidemic. And it’s worse than you can imagine: Generic-itis. The symptoms: • Mind-blowing, meaningless, and grand generic declarative statements, related to why an applicant wants to attend a certain program. • Irritation to admissions readers, causing them to believe that you...

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Sample Essay from Admitted HBS Student: The Mechanical Engineer

By - Sep 6, 15:59 PM   Comments [0]

This sample essay is from The Harbus MBA Essay Guide Summer 2016 Edition and is reprinted with permission from Harbus. Author’s Home Country: United States of America Author’s Previous Industry/Profession: Operations consulting, operations management Author Gender: Male Analysis: The author focuses his essay on two themes -...

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That ‘Book Heavy’ Study Plan is Likely NOT Going to Get You to Your Score Goal

By - Sep 5, 14:31 PM   Comments [0]

by Rich Cohen  Rich.C@empowergmat.com  www.EMPOWERgmat.com When it comes to studying for the GMAT, there are LOTS of different resources for you to choose from. As such, assembling the perfect combination of study materials can be a tricky task. What materials should you start with? What’s the...

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Editing Hacks to Transform Your MBA Application Essays & Get You Accepted

By - Sep 2, 12:40 PM   Comments [0]

Sure you need good content in your MBA application essays, but you also need your essays to look good, read well, and have a logical and coherent structure. Join us Wednesday, September 14, for 3 Hacks to Transform Your MBA Application, a webinar during which Linda Abraham, Accepted...

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When to Punt to Round 2

By - Sep 1, 03:43 AM   Comments [0]

HBS is due in less a week. Kellogg, Stanford, Booth and LBS - just two weeks later. This is the time of year when many applicants realize that the crazy project from work, your wedding planning, or whatever else has been a major time commitment has...

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Duke Fuqua 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 31, 14:32 PM   Comments [0]

Leadership, teamwork, ethics, and a global approach to business are essential elements of the Duke Fuqua MBA, which is why you’ll need to make sure you express your passion for these ideals in your application essays. Impress the Fuqua adcom by positioning yourself as an innovative leader and...

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Monday Mail-Bag: Advice on Big Picture Issues That Impact GMAT Test Takers…

By - Aug 29, 15:05 PM   Comments [0]

by Rich Cohen,  Rich.C@empowergmat.com  www.EMPOWERgmat.com This series of emails and PMs focuses on situations that many Test Takers face during their studies. The names of the original posters have been changed to protect their identities. Number Properties in DS Questions Hi Rich, I’m stuck on this DS. What’s the...

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Heads Up: Price Increase Ahead!

By - Aug 26, 09:10 AM   Comments [0]

We just wanted to give you a head's up that we'll be increasing our prices September 1. So what does this mean for you? It means that you've got until Wednesday, August 31, 2016 to lock in a service at the current, low rate. Browse our...

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Personal Statement Tip: Less is More

By - Aug 25, 15:59 PM   Comments [0]

Most of us have heard the saying “less is more,” but how many of us put it into practice when it counts? Your application essays are the perfect forum for reaping the benefits of this deceptively simple principle. First, what does “less is more” really mean? It’s...

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Harvard Kennedy School – Where the Bottom Line is Making a Difference to Society [Episode 167]

By - Aug 24, 16:44 PM   Comments [0]

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Today’s guest is Matt Clemons, Director of Admissions at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He’s joining us to discuss the programs HKS offers and what it takes to get accepted. Welcome, Matt! Can you give us an overview...

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