Kellogg MBA Essays Analysis

21/08/2016 / No Comments

Leadership and teamwork are integral parts of the Kellogg experience. Describe a recent and meaningful time you were a leader. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn? (450 words) This is your classic “achievement” essay but with a leadership and teamwork spin. For Kellogg, teamwork is a crucial value – so it […]

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Harvard Business School – MBA Essay Analysis

13/08/2016 / No Comments

As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA program?   The Harvard essay is as open as they come. What more would you like the committee to know about you? When you sit down to write this, you will […]

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Stanford MBA Essays Analysis

28/07/2016 / No Comments

There are two Stanford essays – a personal essay that seeks to understand who you are as a person, and a second essay which asks “why us?” Stanford suggests dedicating 750 words to the first essay and 400 words to the second, totaling 1,150 words. Because this is a suggestion and not a hard cutoff, […]

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MIT Sloan Essays Analysis

20/07/2016 / No Comments

Cover Letter: Please submit a cover letter seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA Program. Your letter should conform to a standard business correspondence and be addressed to Mr. Rod Garcia, Senior Director of Admissions. (250 words or fewer) The first MIT question is your classic career history and aspirations essay, except more succinct. […]

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Wharton Essays Analysis

07/07/2016 / No Comments

  (Required) What do you hope to gain professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words) This question is your classic career question. Wharton wants to know what your short, mid, and long-term goals are. This is your opportunity to briefly tell the admissions committee what your professional history has been and where you hope to […]

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Columbia Business School Essays Analysis

26/06/2016 / No Comments

Short Answer Question:
What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (51 characters maximum) Examples of possible responses: “Work in business development for a media company.” “Join a strategy consulting firm.” “Launch a data-management start-up.” This short answer is as straightforward as they come. Columbia is essentially asking you to cut the crap and say exactly what […]

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Interview with Lisa Rios, Director of MBA Admissions at NYU Stern

18/06/2016 / No Comments

While wrapping up our cycle for the Fall 2016 intake, we were lucky to catch Lisa Rios, Director of MBA Admissions at NYU Stern for a Q&A session. According to Rios, this application season has been a strong one and they are looking forward for Fall term. It is hard to know for certain what […]

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INSEAD Motivation Essays Analysis

06/06/2016 / No Comments

In this entry, we will take a close look at what the motivation essays of the INSEAD application are asking. This analysis will hopefully provide you with a basis for understanding how to begin answering your essays strategically. While the job essays give them an understanding of what you did, these essays should give an […]

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INSEAD Job Description Essays Analysis

15/05/2016 / No Comments

In this entry, we will take a close look at what each question of the INSEAD application is asking. This analysis will hopefully provide you with a basis for understanding how to begin answering your essays strategically. Also, unlike past years, a CV is now a required document for the application, so the admissions committee […]

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How to Choose MBA Recommenders: MBA Recommendation Letter Tips

26/04/2016 / No Comments

Recommendations are not the afterthought of your application. Let’s put it this way: they aren’t the movie’s protagonists, but they are the best friends who turn the protagonist into a hero. Here’s another metaphor because we’re feeling generous: who would you bring as your wingman at a bar? The person who brings out your attractive […]

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Networking for MBA Applicants – Getting Endorsement from the Inside

04/04/2016 / No Comments

Have you ever liked someone before you’ve even met them—just because your friends vouched for them? Admissions officers at top MBA programs often feel the same way. Think about it this way: admissions committees go through hell trying to sift for the best, the brightest, and the coolest applicants. Top MBA programs pick their classes […]

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MBA Programs that Start in January

23/03/2016 / No Comments

January: traditionally the time for making soon-to-be-discarded New Year’s resolutions and packing away old holiday ornaments. But for savvy MBA aspirants, January can be a time of exciting new beginnings. As the number of applicants for top-tier MBA programs continues to grow, candidates might be happy to learn of options beyond the traditional two-year, September-intake […]

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The MBA Interview – How Important Is It?

15/03/2016 / No Comments

MBA interviewers are looking for one thing: they want to feel good while interacting with the applicant. Many interviewers use the airport test when meeting a candidate. They ask themselves, would they be happy to get stuck in an airport for many hours with this person? Would time pass painfully or pleasantly? There are people […]

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What can you do with an MBA?

03/03/2016 / No Comments

Let’s face it: top-tier MBA programs are essentially world-class placement agencies. People commit to the MBA track to find well paying jobs. The MBA is a $100k investment, expected to pay off in the form of lucrative titles and corner offices. We’d like to take a look with you at today’s most popular trends: what […]

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