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Kellogg MBA Video Essays & How to Tackle the New Question

Sep. 9th, 2020 | by: William Kotas

Kellogg asks each applicant to complete a video essay component after submitting its MBA application. This year – for the first time – the school gives you all three questions upfront. Before now, the third question was previously a random interview-type behavioral question focused on a challenging moment in your personal or professional life (so each candidate received […]

Brand building & Storytelling for the MBA: Your How-To Guide

Sep. 2nd, 2020 | by: Curtis Johnson

We all have a personal brand, regardless of whether or not you intentionally manage it (and if you don’t, let this be your impetus to start). In short, your personal brand encompasses what you represent, what you stand for and what comes front of mind to people when they see your name. What traits, qualities […]

HOW TO CREATE MBA GOALS: LONG TERM VS. SHORT TERM CAREER VISION

Sep. 1st, 2020 | 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 […]

How to Create a Career Vision For Your MBA Application

Aug. 31st, 2020 | by: Heidi Hillis

Articulating your career vision is one of the most critical elements of your entire business school application. A strong career vision not only helps you stand out in the MBA application process, it’s essential for your admissions interviews. It will also help you hit the ground running when you actually begin your MBA, because recruiting […]

NYU Stern Essays: Strategy & Tips for Success

Aug. 26th, 2020 | by: Trisha Nussbaum

What do you want to do, and who do you want to be? Taken together, the sum of Stern’s two required essays (Professional Aspirations + Personal Expression) should convey a clear and inspiring direction for your professional life, guided by your motivations, ambitions, ideals, and values. Your responses, both written and visual, help the admissions […]

LBS, INSEAD & HEC Paris: Inside the MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass 4

Aug. 22nd, 2020 | by: Matt Symonds

If you missed our MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass featuring London Business School, INSEAD & HEC Paris, not to worry! You can now access all the wisdom and advice from our conversation by viewing the webinar recording. You’ll come away with tangible advice and ideas for how to stand out in what is looking to be […]

Berkeley Haas, Duke, UCLA & Yale: Inside the MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass 3

Aug. 20th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

If you missed our MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass featuring the Berkeley Haas, Duke Fuqua, UCLA Anderson & Yale SOM, not to worry! You can now access all the wisdom and advice from our conversation by viewing the webinar recording. You’ll come away with tangible advice and ideas for how to stand out in what is […]

Tell me about yourself: 5 Tips for Your MBA Elevator Pitch

Aug. 18th, 2020 | by: Sharon Joyce

So, tell me about yourself. This is a question you can expect to receive, in various forms, from any personal interaction related to the business school application process – from virtual coffee chats with second year students or alumni to your MBA admission interview. While the Covid-19 crisis has relegated networking to an online experience, […]

INSEAD Essays: Strategy & Tips for Conquering all 7 prompts

Aug. 17th, 2020 | 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 […]

London Business School Essays: Tips & Strategy

Aug. 14th, 2020 | by: Emma Bond

London Business School opened its application, and there are no changes to its MBA essays. As former LBS Senior Manager of MBA Admissions, I believe that very best London Business School essays give the Admissions Committee insight into what has motivated your post-MBA career goals and how the LBS program will help you achieve them. […]

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