Posts Tagged ‘application essays’

3 Essential Components of a Personal Statement

By - Dec 7, 01:53 AM   Comments [0]

While listening to a podcast, I started thinking about the essential components of a strong personal statement, statement of purpose, or MBA goals essay. Basically, the adcoms want a map of where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going for the statement of...

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MBA Candidates: Your Audience is not “the Adcom”

By - Dec 4, 01:48 AM   Comments [1]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group One question that we get a lot from clients is "what does the adcom want to hear?"  Not only is this the wrong way to approach the process in terms of being an authentic, introspective, and interesting candidate, but it...

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Free Editing Hacks to Transform Your MBA Essay [& Get You Accepted!]

By - Dec 3, 13:48 PM   Comments [0]

Sure you need good content in your MBA essay, but you also need your essay to look good, read well, and have a logical and coherent structure. Linda, a renowned MBA admissions expert, knows what works and what doesn’t work when editing successful MBA essays –...

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How to Use Good Grammar to Create Essays That Flow

By - Nov 22, 02:15 AM   Comments [0]

From my base in the Middle East, I work with many applicants throughout Asia who have excellent English but use a few phrases in ways that depart from the strictly correct. Here are some tips to help applicants improve their use of two words that...

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UCLA Anderson 2016 Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 15, 02:45 AM   Comments [0]

The advice that UCLA Anderson provides below is excellent, not just for Anderson’s essays, but for most MBA essays. Read it carefully.  My tips are in blue below. Your essays are the primary way for you to share your perspectives and plans with the admissions committee. The...

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Are Your Struggling To Answer Those MBA Essays Questions?

By - Nov 9, 10:30 AM   Comments [0]

Well struggle no more when you read the question-by-question advice found in our fully updated 2015-2016 admissions guide, Top MBA Essay Questions: How to Answer Them Right! Here’s how it works: 1.  Download your free copy. 2.  Find the school(s) that you’re applying to. 3.  Read each of...

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

By - Nov 4, 01:09 AM   Comments [0]

When you write an application essay or statement of purpose, you’re trying to accomplish several goals at once: You are trying to prove your worthiness to be accepted to your target school, while also trying to impress upon the adcom that you have desirable character...

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How Personal is Too Personal?

By - Oct 18, 11:20 AM   Comments [0]

The personal statement is 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 circumstances I’d had...

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An Interview With Our Own: Cindy Tokumitsu

By - Oct 8, 19:03 PM   Comments [0]

Curious about the life and times of our spectacular admissions consultants? Please enjoy our newest blog series in which we interview the fabulous people who make up the Accepted.com staff. Next up is…Cindy Tokumitsu. Accepted: Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where and what...

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Passion = Action + Dedication

By - Oct 7, 10:34 AM   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 show...

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