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Harvard Business School MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 8, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

HBS must have liked the responses to last year's excellent essay question. This year's question is the same. Indeed there is very little change in the broad strokes of HBS' application this year. The essay is again required and there is NO word limit. The deadlines...

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Columbia Business School MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 5, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia slightly changed its first short answer question and materially changed all its essay questions. CBS also re-instituted word limits as opposed to the somewhat flexible ranges it gave last year. Overall, the word limits are less than the maximums were last year. Apparently the...

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How Personal is Too Personal?

By - Jun 4, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

The personal statement serves as a terrific opportunity to share with admissions committees an interesting and unique aspect of your life. How much should you tell, and how much is too much? When I applied to college, I wrote a personal statement describing some challenging family...

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First Drafts Of Personal Statements: Let Yourself Go

By - May 25, 17:20 PM   Comments [0]

Writing the first draft of your personal statement is probably the hardest part of the whole application process. And it makes sense – it’s not easy to capture so much of your experience onto a single page. Moving Your First Draft from Just OK to Simply...

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A Few Tips to Beat MBA Essays Word Limits

By - May 10, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

Business schools admissions committees review thousands of applications every year. It would be practically impossible to read each essay with required attention if all applicants had been answering the questions with an intention to write the 4th volume of “Atlas Shrugged.” Schools want you to...

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Columbia Business School Releases Essays For Class of 2020 – Personal MBA Coach’s Essay Analysis – Fall 2017

By - May 6, 06:20 AM   Comments [0]

https://www.personalmbacoach.com/single-post/2017/05/05/Columbia-Business-School-Class-of-2020---Fall-2017-Essay-Question-Analysis Happy Cinco De Mayo! Once you are finished celebrating, you may want to get started on your Columbia essays. Columbia Business School has just released its application deadlines and questions for the class of 2020! Read below for Personal MBA Coach Founder Scott Edinburgh’s essay...

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How to Choose X Essay Questions to Answer from Y Choices

By - Apr 24, 08:22 AM   Comments [0]

If you face multiple essay questions on an application, how are you going to choose which one(s) you should answer and which one(s) you should skip? What factors should you consider when choosing the best essays for you? Appreciate Your Options! First, options are good! But they...

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How Can You Show Passion in Admissions?

By - Mar 30, 17:43 PM   Comments [0]

When one thinks of passion, one doesn’t generally think of investment bankers. But the admissions committees are looking for passion in their applicants; so how are you – a computer guy, an engineer, a biology major, or yes, an investment banker – going to craft...

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Aligning Your Resume With Your Application Essays

By - Mar 26, 13:17 PM   Comments [0]

"Aligning Your Resume With Your Application Essays" is the latest post in our series, Navigate the MBA Maze. MBA and other graduate school applicants frequently submit a resume with their applications. Many schools require it, and some schools, such as Columbia Business School, even specify a...

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Toronto Rotman MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Mar 23, 08:42 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business is one of the leading business schools in Canada. Known for its design approach to MBA education and strong emphasis on problem solving, Rotman’s program has grown in renown. This year’s essay questions will enable you to show...

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