Posts Tagged ‘business school essay tips’

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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Columbia Business School Releases Essays For Class of 2020 – Personal MBA Coach’s Essay Analysis – Fall 2017

By - May 6, 06:20 AM   Comments [0]

https://www.personalmbacoach.com/single-post/2017/05/05/Columbia-Business-School-Class-of-2020---Fall-2017-Essay-Question-Analysis Happy Cinco De Mayo! Once you are finished celebrating, you may want to get started on your Columbia essays. Columbia Business School has just released its application deadlines and questions for the class of 2020! Read below for Personal MBA Coach Founder Scott Edinburgh’s essay...

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Tips For MBA Video Essay Questions

By - Apr 25, 15:29 PM   Comments [0]

"Tips for video MBA Essay Questions" is the latest post in our series Navigate the MBA Maze. Worried about being literally on stage? Here are my tips if you need to respond to a question in a short 1-2-minute video. First, realize that these video essays, like...

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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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Choosing Topics for the B-School Essay

By - Mar 8, 04:06 AM   Comments [0]

“Choosing Topics For The B-School Essay” is the latest post in our series, Navigate the MBA Maze. In your applications, the schools are attempting to get to know you through your essays. So what should you write about? Write about what is most important to you...

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What Should I Write About? Making a Difference

By - Feb 20, 15:10 PM   Comments [0]

In my non-admissions life, I once went to a lecture given by a biographer whose work I admire. In the course of his talk he mentioned that while writing about genius has merit, writing about typical folks and their extraordinary achievements is more valuable. The...

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How to Write About Overcoming Challenges Without Sounding Like a Whiner

By - Feb 19, 14:56 PM   Comments [0]

It’s a classic MBA essay question: Write about a time when you overcame a challenge. How did you handle it? What did you learn from the experience? Let’s start by easing one worry you may have. Not everyone has faced a significant challenge at work by...

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5 Steps to Becoming Your Target B-School’s Valentine

By - Feb 14, 15:39 PM   Comments [0]

Looking for swoon-worthy MBA application tips that will help you capture the hearts of even the stoniest admissions committee members? Read on! 1. Demonstrate your natural ability to succeed in the b-school classroom. Present an outstanding undergrad transcript and competitive test scores. Don’t have the stats you...

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Two Grad School Applicants Walk Into a Bar…

By - Feb 12, 12:57 PM   Comments [0]

This might be a great opening line for a comedy night at a university student center, but can you use humor in a graduate school application essay? Should you even try? If You Have a Funny Bone, Use It The answer is…maybe. If you can use humor...

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