Posts Tagged ‘application essay tips’

Michigan Ross MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines [2019 – 2020]

By - Jun 23, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

The Michigan Ross MBA program is thriving. Its graduates are getting jobs throughout the United States and the world. Here are a few of the stats: 94% of 2018 grads had at least one job offer within three months of graduation.Per Poets & Quants, Amazon is the...

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Chicago Booth MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines [2019 – 2020]

By - Jun 21, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The two required questions have 250-word minimums. While specifying MBA essay length minimums is very unusual, it fits with Booth’s history of breaking the mold. At the same time, don’t infer that the absence of a maximum is a license for verbosity. As Booth says, “We...

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London Business School Masters in Finance Application Essay Questions, Tips & Deadlines

By - Jan 21, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The LBS Masters in Finance essay questions, together, convey the adcom’s interest in two interrelated points: (1) how you envision and plan your future career and (2) your knowledge of and interest in the LBS Masters in Finance program. It’s particularly important because it’s a...

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London Business School Masters in Management (MiM) Essay Questions, Tips & Deadlines

By - Dec 30, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

The London Business School Masters in Management application essay questions indicate that the adcom values applicants who, at an early stage in their careers, already have self-understanding and the ability to reflect and self-critique. Why? For people who are just starting their careers and don’t...

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University of Michigan Ross Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Dec 11, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Taken together, the two Ross EMBA essays provide both a forest-level (essay 2, goals) and tree-level (professional achievement) view of your career. Both also reflect you as a person and an individual. Each question gives a specific lens through which to focus and shape your...

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How to Edit Your MBA Goals Essay

By - Dec 3, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Short- and long-term goals Before you start drafting your MBA goals essays, work out three levels of goals: short-term, intermediate, and long-term. It helps to have this whole picture in your mind regardless of where you’ll “zoom in” for a particular essay. Short-term applies to the...

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UCLA Anderson Executive MBA Application Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 27, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

For its essay questions, the UCLA EMBA adcom is bucking the “less is more” trend in terms of length. The two main essays are both a hefty 750 words, long enough to allow – indeed to require – in-depth exposition, reflection, analysis, and description. These...

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What Is the Diversity Essay Question & How Do You Answer It?

By - Nov 20, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

  What is the diversity question in a school application, and more importantly, why does it matter when applying to leading programs and universities? Many applications now include a question – sometimes optional – that encourages applicants with minority backgrounds, unusual education, distinctive experience, or unique family...

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HKUST MBA Application Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 16, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Applicants seeking an MBA with high placement rates throughout Asia may find HKUST the perfect fit for their needs. HKUST offers two options for its MBA: a 16-month option that offers hopeful career switchers the opportunity to hold an internship in their target industry and...

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How to Project Professionalism & Positivity in Your Statement of Purpose

By - Nov 15, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

In my previous post, I discussed the importance of maintaining an appropriate tone in your admissions essay, and provided tips for checking your tone, specifically for finding a confident tone and avoiding arrogance. Once again, “tone” refers to a writer’s attitude toward their subject (and their...

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