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!



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



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

Thank you so much for your support throughout the process. The resources you provided along with the personalized feedback was invaluable.

2016 HBS Admit

I know I've said this several times, but I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of the time you spent with me. As valuable as it was to actually work on the essays and applications, the reflection you asked me to do upon my goals and my career thus far has given me far more clarity headed into the MBA experience than I would have had otherwise. I believe this will be invaluable as I take the next step in my career.

2016 Kellogg Admit

Thank you for everything. You have been a guide post throughout this entire process and I can't thank you enough.

2016 Tuck Admit