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Essay Analysis: MIT Sloan School of Management 2018-19

MIT Sloan has chosen to stick with last year’s prompts, in particular the rather tricky cover letter “essay.” The challenge here is that MIT’s adcom has…

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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 2018-19

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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