Posts Tagged ‘MBA admissions essay’

5 Keys to Concreteness

By - Nov 11, 15:37 PM   Comments [0]

I like to apply the principles established in Chip Heath and Dan Heath’s Made to Stick to personal statements and application essays. In this post I focus on concreteness. The third of Made to Stick's six key principles, concreteness, doesn’t seem to apply to intangibles like...

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2014 MIT Executive MBA Application Essay Tips

By - Nov 8, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

This set of essay questions shows that MIT seeks applicants who have a vision for the career they are building, who understand the impacts of their actions, and who have the judgment and practical skills to effectively handle the challenges that will come at them...

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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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4 Do’s and Don’ts for Presenting Yourself in Your MBA Essays

By - Nov 4, 14:32 PM   Comments [0]

Here are some helpful DO’s and DON’Ts that will help you create a distinctive MBA application essay: DON’T write an essay that simply discusses what you think the adcom wants to hear. INSTEAD… DO write about a topic that truly interests you, something that you’d genuinely like to...

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Indian School of Business 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Oct 31, 12:52 PM   Comments [0]

The Indian School of Business has become one of the strongest graduate business programs in Asia. While it dropped from 20th to 34th in this year’s Financial Times’ Global MBA rankings – making it only the fifth best MBA program in Asia – 100% of...

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INSEAD 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Oct 27, 13:37 PM   Comments [0]

Bucking the trends of fewer essays and micro essays, INSEAD requires applicants to express themselves competently in writing on multiple topics, professional and personal, and at some length in one essay (these days, 600 words is long). A key theme running through these questions is...

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Emory Goizueta 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Oct 24, 13:44 PM   Comments [0]

To ace your Goizueta essays, you’ll need to show—not just tell—that you have the skills, passion, and motivation to excel in a rigorous academic environment, and then in the business world at large. Illustrate who you are, what you want, and where you are going....

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IE 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Oct 22, 13:23 PM   Comments [0]

With a vast array of electives under numerous business disciplines and a succinct core, the IE MBA program requires students to exercise self-knowledge and excellent judgment to get the most out of it. The adcom’s approach to the essays will push to the surface those...

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Round 2 Applicants: Looking for Tips for Specific MBA Application Questions?

By - Oct 20, 13:15 PM   Comments [0]

Round 2 (and 3) applicants: Are you looking for advice to help you answer specific essay questions on top MBA applications? Are you looking for a resource that offers up-to-date advice for the questions found on THIS YEAR’S apps? We’d like to introduce you to our...

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Chicago Booth Weekend Part-Time MBA Application Essay Tips

By - Oct 6, 09:31 AM   Comments [1]

(NOTE: These questions are for the spring 2014 applications; the questions for the fall 2014 applications are different and will be featured in a subsequent post.) Traditional! In an era of MBA application experimentation with micro-length questions, video, slides, and other new elements, these questions ask...

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