Jacob Allison Has 33 Posts

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…

Posted on July 29, 2019

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…

Posted on July 24, 2019

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…

Posted on June 28, 2019

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…

Posted on June 21, 2019

Columbia (CBS) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

Coming in second in our essay analysis series, Columbia Business School recently announced their deadlines and new topics for two of their three essays. The CBS adcom…

Posted on June 5, 2019

Harvard (HBS) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

Harvard Business School kicked off the 2019-20 application season with their essay topic release this month, which means it’s time for us to kick off our annual…

Posted on June 3, 2019

Mentioning Family in Application Essays

They say, “write what you know,” and for the most part, that applies to your MBA admissions essays, too. We often find ourselves encouraging the applicants…

Posted on March 21, 2019