Posts Tagged ‘application essay tips’

Are You Selling Yourself Short?

By - Jan 29, 15:26 PM   Comments [0]

“I founded a small candy company.” I could see in the faces of my fellow admissions committee members that they were not that impressed with the candidate; none of them had ever heard of “Del Sol Candy,”* and Roberto’s modest description did not make it...

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“I’m Smart, Really I Am!” Proving Character Traits in your Essays

By - Jan 25, 13:09 PM   Comments [0]

When you write an application essay or statement of purpose, you’re trying to accomplish several goals at once: (a) You need to prove your worthiness to be accepted to your target school, while (b) also showing the adcom that you have desirable character traits that...

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Review Your Essays Like an Admissions Consultant: Use the Editing Funnel

By - Nov 23, 03:50 AM   Comments [0]

Most of you are now — or will soon be — editing your critical application essays and personal statements. When Accepted consultants review and edit your essays, they go through a process I call the editing funnel. When you edit your own essays, you should...

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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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How Do You Deal with Criticism? MBA Admissions Committees Want to Know

By - Aug 7, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

Many MBA essays ask you to write about a time you were given criticism and how you dealt with it. This may not be the kind of question you wished they had asked, but it is one that provides an excellent opportunity to show the...

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10 Tips for Better Essay Writing

By - May 8, 12:14 PM   Comments [0]

Want to show the adcom that you are a master of the written word, someone who knows how to convey their thoughtful experiences and insightful ideas eloquently? Then it's time you brush up on your basic writing skills with the following 10 tips: 1. Express yourself...

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How To Answer Stanford’s WMM Essay?

By - Aug 23, 01:11 AM   Comments [0]

By Danielle Marom, Senior Application Consultant at Aringo:   Stanford’s Graduate School of Business’ celebrated (did I hear ‘dreaded’) What Matters Most essay (herein WMM) has both stumped and challenged applicants over the years. This question is (arguably) the furthest thing from a ‘traditional’ b-school question (though...

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Approaching The Diversity Essay Question

By - Jun 25, 11:38 AM   Comments [0]

Many applications now have a question, sometimes optional, geared to encouraging people with minority backgrounds or unusual educational or family histories to write about their background.  If you are an immigrant to the US, the child of immigrants or someone whose ethnicity is a minority...

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