Posts Tagged ‘writing the mba application essay’

The Miraculous 15-Minute ROUGH, ROUGH Draft

By - Jul 16, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Having trouble getting those first few words and sentences of your application essay up on your computer screen? Don’t fret – even the most accomplished novelists or famous journalists have a tough time getting started. Tempted to get up and do something – anything! – rather than...

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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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MBA Applicants: How to Get Accepted in 2019-20

By - Jan 13, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

It’s time for my annual harangue/plea/rant. If you are planning to apply Round 1 in the fall, but have not yet thought about why you want an MBA, taken the GMAT/GRE, researched schools, or evaluated your qualifications, please please please keep reading. And then get started! I...

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Backup Plans, Research and Professional Support

By - Dec 9, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

I will wrap up this series with a few additional points. Creating a backup plan Think you’re done with MBA goals? Think again… In the current global economic volatility, having a backup plan for your immediate post-MBA goal can be not only good planning for you, but...

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Writing Tip: Understanding the Fine Line Between Confidence and Arrogance

By - Nov 13, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

“Tone” is often one of the aspects of writing that applicants find most difficult to pin down. And yet, when you’re writing, it is also one of the most important to control so that you maintain an appropriate tone for your purpose. One way to think...

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Learn How to Answer Columbia Business School’s First Essay Question

By - Nov 6, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Are you looking for expert tips on how to approach Columbia Business School’s first essay? Learn what the 5 components to a successful CBS essay are and what you need to do to ensure that your application essay checks off each one. View this short...

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Application Essay Tip: The Devil is in the Details

By - Nov 5, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

You can argue about the devil, but certainly the substance, distinctiveness, and success of your essays depends on the details. Bringing Out Your Uniqueness in the Details Many applicants tend to bury their uniqueness and success under vague assertions. You don’t want to hide your achievements; you...

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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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Personal Statement Tip: Less is More

By - Oct 23, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Most of us have heard the saying “less is more,” but how many of us put it into practice when it counts? Your application essays are the perfect forum for reaping the benefits of this deceptively simple principle. What does “less is more” really mean? It’s the...

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4 Ways to Display Teamwork in Application Essays

By - Oct 14, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Teamwork, and its close cousin, leadership, are highly prized by graduate programs and universities. Haven’t worked in teams on any regular basis? Don’t worry! There are more ways than you may realize to prove your chops in this area. Consider the following 4 options: Remember: No...

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