There are many seemingly minor factors that can trip you up when you’re in the final stages of applying to MBA programs. Follow the links below to find various tips and tricks that you can use to put the final polish on your applications. 

Essays

 

General Essay Tips 

Things to consider before you start writing!

Word Count Tips & Tricks

Advice on how to get your essays down to the required length

Common Errors 

How to avoid common grammatical and punctuation mistakes

Interviews

 

Sample Interview Questions 

What kinds of questions you might encounter in an interview

MBA Elevator Pitch 

How to answer that seemingly simple question, "Why do you want an MBA?"

Thank-You Examples

Why a well-written thank-you note is important, along with examples

Other resources

 

LinkedIn for MBAs 

How to leave a lasting impression on LinkedIn

Andrea led a wonderful networking workshop for our Graduate Women in Engineering Group at the University of California, Berkeley. Her passion for her work made this one of the most useful and enjoyable workshops we've ever hosted.

President, Graduate Women in Engineering, UC Berkeley

I'm incredibly happy I got to work with Andrea on my business school applications. From the very beginning, she took great interest in my experiences and motivations behind them. As we brainstormed outlines for my essays, she was not only insightful and collaborative, but also enthusiastic about my story. On multiple instances during the drafting process, her advice and suggestions were distinctly better in judgement compared to other feedback I was getting. It's without a doubt my application was able to elevate to a level that I wouldn't have been able to achieve without her help.

HBS Admit

Thank you for facilitating my tremendous personal growth, confidence in taking risks at work, and affirmation of the impact I want to have in my career and life. Somewhat ironically, the personal work that I've done with your guidance has made me more confident that I will achieve my career and community goals regardless of how my MBA app process turns out. Actually getting into Fuqua is a tremendous reward and will only help my chances of realizing the impact I hope to have.

Fuqua Admit