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Sep. 4th, 2022 | by: Heidi Hillis

To craft the best career vision for the MBA, you must present a coherent narrative that persuasively links your personal reasons for pursuing an MBA with your past experiences as well as your short- and long-term goals. Once you’ve begun to explore your career vision (see part 1 in this series, How to Create a Career […]

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Advice for Consultants Pursuing an MBA

Aug. 23rd, 2022 | by: Matt Symonds

Have you slogged long hours at the office to keep the boss happy and meet client deadlines? Pulled all-nighters in college to accumulate credits and maintain your dean’s list standing? Aced your job interviews and secured a spot at an A-list consulting firm? Distinguished yourself as a career wunderkind who’s risen to the senor ranks […]

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UCLA Anderson Essay Strategy for 2022-2023

Aug. 22nd, 2022 | by: Jessica Chung

Over the last few years, UCLA Anderson has amended its required essays with ever-slimmer word counts, challenging applicants to be as direct and incisive as possible. Two years ago, it made the bold move by wiping the slate clean and replacing its slate of essays with a singular question, with a mere 250 words to […]

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Tips for MBA Campus Visits: What to Know & How to Prepare

Aug. 17th, 2022 | by: Melissa Jones

The majority of business schools are welcoming back prospective candidates to visit campus in-person after more than two years of virtual events. This is great news for applicants, as nothing can give you a better sense of the vibe and culture of a program than a visit to its campus. Although not mandatory, taking the […]

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London Business School Essays for 2022-2023: Tips & Strategy

Aug. 1st, 2022 | by: Emma Bond

The application for London Business School is now open, with a round one deadline of September 9, 2022. Meanwhile, the MBA essays for LBS remain the same.  As former Senior Manager of MBA Admissions at LBS, I believe that very best versions of Essay One will give the Admissions Committee insight into what has motivated your […]

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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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Fortuna Admissions Lauded in Most Favorably Reviewed MBA Admission Consulting Firms

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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