Posts Tagged ‘application essays’

NYU Stern Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 30, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Reflecting the character of the university at large, NYU Stern has always sought applicants who bring not just requisite accomplishment, but also intellectual energy and engagement with the world – people who have a point of view and are willing to express it. Stern’s EMBA...

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Wharton MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 25, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Last year, Wharton didn't change its essays after years of shrinking its application. This year it's steady state, at least in terms of the essay questions. However, Wharton has made significant changes to its recommendations. It asks recommenders to choose from two lists of positive...

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Indiana Kelley MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 24, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

These questions are a straightforward mix of professional and personal. The adcom wants assurance that you have a clear professional focus and a solid plan for making productive use of the Kelley MBA resources. Beyond that, they’re looking for engaging applicants who are willing to...

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University of Texas McCombs MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 9, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

McCombs combines its rigor with a passionate community. To create its desired community, it seeks a student body that is diverse in every dimension and comprises individuals who can bring together their varied voices to form a cohesive group. The questions below reflect this value;...

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Emory Goizueta Business School MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 20, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Taken together, these essay questions cover a lot of ground: your professional path and plans, your alignment with the program’s core values, and your unique individuality. Moreover, this vast ground is covered in few words – these essays are short, requiring tough decisions about what...

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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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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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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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Is Ten Days per Business School Application Enough?

By - Sep 6, 16:07 PM   Comments [0]

There are a number of steps involved in the MBA application essay writing process: contemplating the questions, choosing the topics, and crafting a collection of short stories that tell a tale and appeal to an admissions committee. Each of these steps takes time. But HOW...

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