Posts Tagged ‘essay topics’

How Can You Show Passion in Admissions?

By - Nov 11, 06:00 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 craft a...

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Writing About Resilience in the Face of Failure

By - Oct 25, 18:00 PM   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 a...

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The Essays That Got Me Accepted to Kellogg’s MBA Program

By - May 7, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

All business school adcom members want to read essays that discuss the time you saved the day at work, right? That is what I thought when I first sat down to write my Kellogg business school essays. I racked my brain to think of heroic stories...

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London Business School MiM Essay Questions, Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 21, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The London Business School Masters in Management application essay questions indicate that the adcom values and seeks applicants who, at an early state in their careers, already have self-understanding and the ability to reflect and self-critique. Why? For people who are just starting their careers...

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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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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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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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Resourceful Essay Recycling

By - Nov 5, 13:35 PM   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. How can you draft so many essays and still maintain a fresh and original voice in each? Did you know that you can probably adapt one essay...

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How to Write about Overcoming Challenges without Sounding like a Whiner

By - Jul 28, 10:39 AM   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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What is an Accomplishment?

By - Jun 23, 09:08 AM   Comments [0]

Accomplishments constitute the bread and butter of personal statements and application essays. Nothing too exciting in that statement. However, a fascinating brainstorming session on Accepted’s Editor Mailing List reveals that applicants don’t always know what an accomplishment is. What goes into this application staple? The bread:...

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