Posts Tagged ‘application essay’

What 3 Essential Ingredients Must You Include in Your Statement of Purpose?

By - Aug 8, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

What are the essential components of a strong statement of purpose or MBA goals essay? The adcom will want to see a MAP of where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you’re headed. (A personal statement is slightly different in that your readers...

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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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Admissions Tip: BE YOURSELF!

By - Apr 17, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

One of things admissions committee members tell us again and again is that they wish – really, truly wish – that applicants would not try to write what they imagine the adcom wants to hear, and instead would just be themselves. Admissions committee members time...

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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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Writing the MBA Application Essay

By - Mar 17, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

“Writing the MBA Application Essay” is the latest post in our series, Navigate the MBA Maze. You’ve decided which schools to apply to, and you even know what you want to write about, but you’re staring at a blank screen…What now? Follow these three steps to...

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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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What Does “At The Very Center of Business” Mean for CBS Applicants?

By - Aug 17, 10:10 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School Essay 2 asks you to watch a short video entitled, “The Center” and then use it to answer the question, “How will you take advantage of being ‘at the very center of business’?” The video and the essay question have enabled Columbia...

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When the MBA Optional Essay is No Longer Optional

By - Aug 8, 10:40 AM   Comments [0]

You’ve already written the required essays that most business schools ask for – do you really need to write the optional essay? If you’re a strong applicant who doesn’t need to explain weaknesses, low stats, or application inconsistencies, then you may be able to skip the...

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What Applicants Should Not Do in 2016: A Poem

By - Dec 29, 12:46 PM   Comments [0]

'Twas the night before deadlines, and all through the world, Our consultants sat cramming, coffee brewing, brows furled; Though the essays were written with effort and care, There were still a few things that were cause for despair! The clichés! Oh, forsake! Terrible, were they – That all our consultants...

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