Posts Tagged ‘writing mba essays’

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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How to Use Powerful Details to Create Strong Essays

By - Oct 17, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

To really draw your readers into your goal-focused essay, you’re going to want to lay the scene for your future accomplishments. After all, what better way to convince the adcom of your ambitions than to illustrate them in your essay? First, identify your goal. When you begin...

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Review Your Essays Like an Admissions Consultant and Use the Editing Funnel

By - Aug 26, 18:00 PM   Comments [0]

Most of you are now — or will be soon — 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 follow...

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Writing About Your Experiences Abroad

By - Nov 1, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

You studied, worked, or volunteered abroad and now you want to include part of this in your personal statement. Maybe you want to show that you’ve experienced a different culture or that you’ve managed to go outside of your comfort zone. Maybe you’ve had interesting...

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When the MBA Optional Essay is No Longer Optional

By - Sep 26, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

  You’ve already written the required essays that most business schools ask for – do you really need to write the optional essay? If you’re a strong applicant who doesn’t need to explain weaknesses, low stats, or application inconsistencies, then you may be able to skip the...

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6 Tips for Creating Your Compelling MBA Goals Essay

By - Jun 29, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Ask yourself this question: Is THIS the program that will help you reach your goals? Most schools ask why you want an MBA and why you want it from this school. And really, even if they didn’t ask you, you should still ask yourself. Before you...

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Wharton MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 18, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The big change in Wharton's admissions this year occurred at the top. Frank DeVechhis recently left his position as Director of Admissions. Blair Mannix, Director of Operations and Evaluations since 2015, has assumed the role of Interim Director of Admissions at Wharton. In terms of the application,...

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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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Creating the First Draft of Your Application Essay

By - Dec 23, 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. In the last post in this series, we discussed what makes an essay effective, and reflected on the questions that will help you develop your theme....

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NYU Stern Class of 2020 – Essay Questions & Analysis – Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

By - Jun 13, 11:37 AM   Comments [0] NYU Stern has released its essay questions for class of 2020 hopefuls. Things have changed! 3 essays are required this year, one of which will necessitate a unique creative response. Stern provides applicants with these words of advice: Our Stern essay questions give you the...

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