Posts Tagged ‘writing the mba application essay’

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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Writing a Lead That Pops

By - Oct 12, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

How many times have you wandered through a bookstore, opening up a book to read the first few lines only to quickly close it again? How often have you read one of those free samples on your Kindle, only to decide after a paragraph that...

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Getting Your MBA Goals in Shape

By - Sep 27, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

  Knowing they’ll have to write essays about their goals, most b-school applicants have identified their goals prior to starting the application process. But I’ve found that “identified” often has a misconstrued scope, either too narrow or too broad to effectively serve the purpose of the...

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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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Learn How to Answer MBA Essay Questions

By - Aug 13, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

By the time you sit down to work on your b-school applications, you’ve already laid much of the groundwork for your candidacy, and a lot of the pieces of your profile are already set. (There’s no going back in time to change your undergrad record!)...

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London Business School MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 22, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

London Business School boasts one of the most diverse student bodies, with 90% of its 425 students hailing from a total of 69 countries outside of England. If you are looking for a globally focused MBA program in a city bursting with culture, finance, and...

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Yale SOM MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 18, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Although its application is the same as last year's MBA application, Yale School of Management is in transition. Its innovative, dynamic dean, Edward Snyder, is stepping down from the deanship at the end of the 2018-19 academic year. Dean Snyder oversaw the construction of Yale...

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How to Stay Within Essay Word Limits by Reducing Verbal Verbosity

By - Jan 9, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Most applicants – whether applying to med school, law school, business school, or any other grad school or college program – need to deal with rigid character or word limits when writing their application essays or personal statements. You may start out thinking that you...

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Three MBA Application Poisons and Their Antidotes [Video]

By - Jan 9, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

You need to write impressive MBA application essays if you want to grab the attention of the admissions readers and snag a coveted interview invite (and then actually score a seat in the next class). But what should you write about? What shouldn’t you write...

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16 Grad School Application Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make [Episode 237]

By - Dec 16, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The application cycle is in full swing in early December, when I’m recording this podcast. In reflecting on the many applications that my colleagues and I review here at Accepted and the problems we help our clients deal with, I thought it might be a...

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