Posts Tagged ‘business school essay tips’

Resourceful Essay Recycling

By - Dec 21, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

You’re applying to six different schools and each one requires 2-7 essays/personal statements which equals…a whole lot of writing. PROBLEM: How can you draft so many essays and still maintain a fresh and original voice in each? SOLUTION: Adapt one essay from one application to another essay...

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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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Wharton Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 20, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Wharton EMBA adcom, through its three required questions, expresses its values and its interest in a relationship with students who share those values. Each of the questions highlights a different facet of this relationship. Respecting, recognizing, and responding to that vision through your essays...

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Cornell Johnson College of Business MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 20, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

If you are looking for a small MBA class in an idyllic location with warm and genuine classmates, then Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management may be your program. Johnson places the largest portion of its class in the financial industry after graduation (32%...

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UVA Darden MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 16, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

If you like the idea of constantly being thrown into the decision maker’s role, using the case method to navigate real-life business situations, then you may want to consider applying to University of Virginia’s Darden MBA program. Darden is the second-largest case publisher in North...

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Making Connections that Matter in Your MBA Essays

By - Mar 11, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Outstanding MBA application essays have several things in common. One of the most important among them is successfully making connections between your past and your present, and between your present and your future. The decision makers will want to see you make persuasive connections between...

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3 Tips for Highlighting Your Strengths in Your Application Essays

By - Feb 20, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

One of most important pieces of advice I can give you regarding your personal statements and application essays is this: Show, don’t tell. Here are three tips to help you achieve this essential writing goal: 1. Show the steps you’ve taken. If you are writing about a...

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Writing About Resilience in the Face of Failure

By - Jan 2, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Essay questions dealing with failure, risk, mistakes, and difficult interactions or conflict often cause applicants to cringe, squirm, and bite their nails. After all, you want to show yourself succeeding and conquering the world in your essays and personal statements, not falling down. But there’s...

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Revising and Polishing Your Application Essays

By - Dec 31, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

In our How to Write Exemplary Application Essays blog series, you’ll learn how to create exemplary essays by analyzing sample successful application essays. In the last post, we shared tips on how to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) to create that first draft. Now it’s...

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Identifying the Ingredients of a Winning Application Essay

By - Dec 3, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

In our How to Write Exemplary Application Essays blog series, you’ll learn how to create outstanding essays by analyzing sample successful application essays. Let’s jump right in and get started by looking at two sample essays to see what makes them so effective. The first essay, The Public...

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