Jacob Allison Has 32 Posts

Crafting Credible Short-Term MBA Goals

At some point on every MBA application, you will have to state a short-term goal and make no mistake this is a key piece of your…

Posted on November 8, 2018

Discussing Startup Failures in MBA Essays

Starting a business is hard. According to Harvard Business School’s  Shikhar Ghosh, three-quarters of new startups with venture capital backing will eventually fail. We regularly work…

Posted on November 6, 2018

How To Nail The MBA “Impact Essays”

Several MBA applications ask applicants what their plans are for making an impact on their classmates and in the school’s community. For example, Cornell’s Johnson School…

Posted on November 5, 2018

How NOT to Name-Drop in MBA Essays

One of the most effective tools to use in an MBA admissions essay is the name drop. Whether it’s talking about an interaction you had with…

Posted on October 30, 2018

Backing Up Career Buzzwords in MBA Applications

Every MBA application season seems to have its trending buzzwords. A couple of years ago every other applicant we worked with wanted to become an entrepreneur….

Posted on October 29, 2018

Discussing Humble Leadership in MBA Essays

A recent Financial Times article by London Business School Professor of Organizational Behaviour Daniel Cable argues that today’s MBA graduates need to adopt the idea of…

Posted on October 24, 2018

MBA Leadership and Teamwork From Remote Work

In an increasingly globalized and technologically connected world, more and more people are getting the option of working from home… or coffee shops, bed & breakfasts,…

Posted on October 17, 2018

Are Your MBA Goals Complimentary?

Almost every MBA application devotes at least one essay to your goals. That’s the point of an MBA, right? To help you get where you’re trying…

Posted on October 16, 2018