Posts Tagged ‘MBA application essays’

UT McCombs 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 19, 12:49 PM   Comments [0]

McCombs combines its rigor with a passionate community. To create its desired community, it seeks a student body that is diverse in every dimension and comprises individuals who can bring their varied voices to form a cohesive group. The questions below reflect this value; they...

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Purdue Krannert 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 14, 14:15 PM   Comments [0]

First, the statement of purpose will introduce you to Krannert –it is in essence a classic goals essay. Then you must address an issue clearly of high interest to Krannert in the required essay: integrity. That essay will illuminate not only what you think about...

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Indiana Kelley 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 12, 08:45 AM   Comments [0]

These questions are a mix of straightforward (the goals essay) and imaginative (the personal or open-topic essays). The adcom wants assurance that you have a clear professional focus and a solid plan for using the Kelley MBA resources. Beyond that, they’re looking for engaging applicants...

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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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Application Essay Tip: Generic-Itis Prevention

By - Nov 1, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Accepted’s editors have noted an epidemic. Generic-itis. The symptoms: • Mind-blowing, meaningless, and grand generic declarative statements without any substance, specifically related to why an applicant wants to attend a certain program. • Irritation to admissions readers causing them to believe that you know nothing about their school...

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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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