Posts Tagged ‘MBA essay tips’

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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IE MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Feb 8, 06:45 AM   Comments [0]

Often times applicants to MBA programs go through a bit of an identity crisis when they start the application process as they try to sum themselves and their careers up within tight word limits and limited spaces. Applicants to the IE International MBA program in...

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4 Tips for Demonstrating Professional Growth in a Flat Organization

By - Feb 6, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

If you work in a flat organization, how do you demonstrate advancement and growth? After all, your progress will be compared to that of other candidates who have regular promotions with clearly delineated expanded responsibilities. In a flat organization, you may hold the same title...

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Are You Selling Yourself Short?

By - Jan 29, 15:26 PM   Comments [0]

“I founded a small candy company.” I could see in the faces of my fellow admissions committee members that they were not that impressed with the candidate; none of them had ever heard of “Del Sol Candy,”* and Roberto’s modest description did not make it...

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“I’m Smart, Really I Am!” Proving Character Traits in your Essays

By - Jan 25, 13:09 PM   Comments [0]

When you write an application essay or statement of purpose, you’re trying to accomplish several goals at once: (a) You need to prove your worthiness to be accepted to your target school, while (b) also showing the adcom that you have desirable character traits that...

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You Need These Transformative MBA Editing Hacks

By - Jan 1, 03:07 AM   Comments [0]

Did you miss our webinar, 3 Hacks to Transform Your MBA Application? Bummed that your essay will suffer a slow death without these reviving editing secrets? Don’t be so glum! You can now catch this important webinar on-demand on our website any time you want! Some of the topics...

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How to Give Your Application as Much Weight as Possible

By - Dec 21, 01:19 AM   Comments [0]

Although you may think that your grades, test scores, resume and application essay carry the most weight, the actual application form is important too. The boxes should contain valuable information that helps convince the admissions readers you will thrive at their school and add to their...

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