MBA

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How to Choose an MBA Recommender That Strikes the Right Balance

C. E. O. No doubt a very seductive set of letters. Surely a recommendation bearing that stamp will be a bulletproof addition to your applicant file,…

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Essay Analysis: Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford Graduate School of Business is sticking with their tried-and-true pair of prompts, prompts they’ve been using for years now, and for good reason. Stanford’s questions…

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Crafting Sharp MBA Goals

“I want to join a top-tier management consulting firm and rise to the manager level within five years.” -Applicant A “I plan to join McKinsey in…

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Rehashing Your Resume in B-School Essays

Don’t rehash your resume in your essay; it’s as simple as that. But what does that mean? First and foremost, your resume should speak for itself,…

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The Element of Surprise in “What Sets You Apart?”

A common theme in B-school applications (in almost any application, actually) is the “what sets you apart” question. With thousands of candidates to assess, it’s understandable…

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Essay Analysis: Northwestern Kellogg School of Management 2018-19

Kellogg’s keeping things the same this year, sticking with their two fairly straightforward written prompts and a video essay. THE video essay. You know, the one…

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I Heart New York

New York B-schools are odd. They may not be at the top of the rankings (close!), the cost of living is enough to make an I-banker…

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Essay Analysis: NYU Stern School of Business 2018-19

NYU Stern is back! This time with… the exact same prompts. This is actually quite exciting. We’re happy to see that Stern is doubling down on the…

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Essay Analysis: Wharton School of Business 2018-19

Wharton’s back for 2018-19 with one old prompt and one new one! Essay #1 is the same but last year’s Essay #2 has been ditched for…

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Working for Yourself: Founders and the MBA Application

It should come as no surprise that the vast majority of MBA applicants come from the corporate world. Want to change careers? MBA. Trying to move…

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