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

The interview prep we did was extremely helpful. I think Kellogg went really well! I had so many great examples of why Kellogg and I think I really conveyed that point.

2017 Kellogg Admit

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.

2016 HBS Admit

I wanted to send you a huge thank you and let you know how much I appreciate all your help/feedback during this process.  You provided an enormous amount of guidance which really helped direct my search so THANK YOU for that.  I do hope that we can work together again in the future and I've already suggested to a couple of my peers that they check out the services offered by Sparrey Consulting.

2014 Career client