There are many seemingly minor factors that can trip you up when you’re in the final stages of applying to MBA programs. Don’t let these small details be your undoing! Follow the links below to find various tips and tricks that you can use to put the final polish on your applications. We will continue to update these pages as we gather more tips and tricks for finalizing applications. If you have any to share, please contact us!

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

I thought the workshop was very informative and helped point me in the right direction when thinking about careers. I will definitely be looking at Sparrey Consulting in the future as a resource for career help when I get to the point of seriously looking for careers.

2018 College Career Workshop Participant

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

Thank you so much for all of your help over the past year around my application. I strongly feel that the essays we worked on must have been one of the key deciding factors for my admissions. I am very grateful for having the opportunity to work together towards applying to graduate school.

2017 Haas Admit