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Dartmouth Tuck Essays for 2022-2023: Tips & Strategy

Jul. 31st, 2022 | by: Amy Hugo

Dartmouth Tuck released its MBA essays for the Class of 2025, confirming they remain the same as last year. While many top schools have slimmed their MBA essays down to one or two questions, Dartmouth Tuck maintains three required essays (plus an optional prompt). That said, each Tuck essay has a hard cut-off at 300 words, which […]

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Jul. 29th, 2022 | by: Fortuna Admissions

Earlier this month, Poets&Quants ranked Fortuna Admissions in the top two of the Most Favorably Reviewed MBA Admission Consulting Firms. In what P&Q cites as a “highly detailed analysis” of the thousands of client reviews on its website, Fortuna received 167 positive reviews – coming in second place by just a single review – and […]

Berkeley Haas Essays for 2022-2023: Strategy & Tips

Jul. 26th, 2022 | by: Sharon Joyce

Berkeley Haas released its application for the Class of 2025, and in doing so has debuted a new required essay. Berkeley Haas has been at the forefront of addressing inclusivity in business school and beyond, seeking to create and cultivate a community that reflects genuine diversity in every sense of the word. As such, Haas is […]

Kellogg MBA Essays for 2022-2023: Strategy & Tips

Jul. 14th, 2022 | by: Julia Brady

Kellogg Northwestern released its application deadlines for the Class of 2025 (round one is Sept. 14, 2022), affirming that the Kellogg MBA essays remain unchanged. Kellogg’s three video essay prompts are also the same as last year (view our related blog on Kellogg MBA Video Essays). The key to delivering a series of standout essays […]

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Kellogg MBA Video Essays: Tips & Strategy

Jul. 12th, 2022 | by: Julia Brady

Kellogg asks each applicant to complete a video essay component after submitting its MBA application. Mercifully, the school gives you all three questions upfront. The first two questions are specific, meaning you can prepare and rehearse your answers in advance. The third, as Kellogg says, “will be based on a challenge you’ve faced and what […]

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INSEAD Essays for 2022-2023: Strategy & Tips for Conquering all 7 prompts

Jul. 11th, 2022 | by: Cassandra Pittman

With seven essays ringing in at a collective 2,000 words, the INSEAD essays are among the longest of any top-tier MBA application. And that’s not including the two optional essays. This can seem daunting when you’re first starting out and staring at a blank page. But what I have found working with over 100 applicants […]

Stanford GSB Essays for 2022-2023: Tips & Strategy on Writing What Matters Most

Jun. 24th, 2022 | by: Matt Symonds

Stanford GSB just released its deadlines for the Class of 2025, with a round one deadline of September 13, 2022, round two January 5, 2023, and a round three of April 11, 2023. Perhaps reassuringly, there are no major changes to Stanford GSB essays this year. The Stanford GSB’s two required essays and two optional […]

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Yale SOM MBA Essay for 2022-2023: Tips & Strategy

Jun. 24th, 2022 | by: Zachary White

Over the past decade, Yale SOM has introduced several innovative features to their application, including a behavioral assessment, a personal assessment, pre-interview questions, and behaviorally anchored recommender forms. These elements have made the application more objective and more efficient, helping applicants and the admissions team focus on what matters most while boosting the predictive power […]

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MBA Video Essay Tips + Sample Video Questions

Jun. 21st, 2022 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

The video component in MBA applications has become more common among top MBA programs over the last several years. Just this month, Texas McCombs reduced its written essays to a single required question and debuted a seven-question video assessment. After more than two years of pandemic-imposed Zoom meetings, most of us are well-practiced at talking […]

Advice for Engineers Pursuing an MBA

Jun. 17th, 2022 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

When it comes to over-represented profiles in the MBA applicant pool, engineers are at the top (alongside applicants from consulting and finance – which we address in related articles of this series). Set your sights on a top 10 business school, and you can assume your peers have equally impressive academic and professional distinctions, along […]

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