MBA

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What’s the Difference Between a Resume and a CV (and Which Should I Use)?

If you’re navigating the confusing landscape of graduate school admissions, you know that one of the main components of your application is a resume or a…

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How to Leverage the Unique Advantages of Being a Chinese Applicant

In the first article of this two-part series, we explored three unique, underutilized advantages of being a Chinese applicant to American universities. Now, we move on…

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Comparing GMAT Prep Options: Self-study v.s. In-Person & Online Tutoring

Although its importance is often overstated, the GMAT is, of course, a critical factor in the MBA admissions process. While some applicants can achieve their target…

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UT Austin (McCombs) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

UT Austin McCombs is back again this year with the same prompts they’ve run for five+ years! These two are pretty simple, though the choice between…

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Using Evidence In MBA Essays: How Conspiracy Theories Can Teach You To “Show” Not “Tell.”

What makes a claim persuasive? Every young writer has heard the dictum “show don’t tell,” but what does it actually mean? Why is everyone so hung…

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MIT (Sloan) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

Continuing our coverage of MBA essay topics, let’s take a look at MIT Sloan. And… there’s nothing new to report! Sloan is using the same “cover…

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Stanford (GSB) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

Stanford has had the same two questions–“What matters most to you, and why?” and “Why Stanford?”–for years, and they remain two of the most challenging questions…

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The University of Chicago (Booth) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

Booth used to be a very interesting application. This adcom was an early proponent of “picture essays” and PowerPoint presentations–but all that came to a screeching halt last…

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Northwestern (Kellogg) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

We’re back on the essay analysis beat with Northwestern Kellogg’s 2019-20 prompts. Kellogg’s video essay, once an experimental side project, is increasingly becoming the centerpiece of their application….

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Dartmouth (Tuck) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

Dartmouth Tuck’s essay prompts got a little harder this year. Bucking the larger trend in MBA admissions towards shorter piecemeal prompts, Tuck has concatenated last year’s…

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