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Tag Archives: MBA Applicants

Introductions can be about what you say

January 06, 2015

Imagine you’re at a networking event and you meet a new acquaintance:

“Hi, I’m John. I grew up in Vancouver, but went to Boston for college. I ended up in public accounting, specializing in insurance auditing, where I got promoted early. However, now I’m in business school studying marketing. Hopefully I’ll get a job that I like when I graduate!”

Did he hold your interest? Or did he lose you?

Thoughts on Kellogg's 2014-15 questions

July 23, 2014

Kellogg just announced their essay questions. A brief analysis follows, with more depth available here.

Thoughts on Booth's 2014-15 prompt

July 21, 2014

While HBS has a similar open-ended question that causes many applicants sleepless nights, Booth's question is even harder due to the added dimension of media type. It is even more of a “meta question” since the answer doesn’t need to be in written form.

Thoughts on Sloan's 2014-15 essay questions

June 18, 2014

Here are our thoughts on Sloan’s essay questions for the 2014-15 MBA application cycle.

Thoughts on Columbia's 2014-15 essay questions

May 20, 2014

Columbia just released their essay questions for the 2014-15 MBA application cycle. While these topics are almost identical to last year, it’s never too early to start thinking about themes for this year’s applications, so here is our view on how to approach each set.