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How to Nail Your 2020–2021 UNC Kenan-Flagler Application Essays

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is highlighted in a new essay question that addresses this topic.  Keep Kenan-Flagler’s core values of excellence, leadership, integrity, community, and teamwork in mind as you consider your responses to the program’s essay questions. Here are the published deadlines for UNC Kenan-Flagler for 2020–2021.

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MBA Application Timing: Tick, Tock…What Do I Do?

MBA Application Timing: Tick, Tock…What Do I Do?

Over the next three weeks, Round 1 deadlines for many of the top schools will start piling up. Applications for UVA Darden, Harvard Business School, INSEAD, London Business School, Michigan Ross, Stanford GSB, Wharton, Yale SOM, and Northwestern Kellogg are all due, at the latest, by September 16th. Those for Chicago Booth and Berkeley Haas are due the following week.

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How to Answer NYU Stern’s 2020-2021 Essay Prompts

One of the first schools of business in the United States, NYU Stern welcomed its first class of students in 1900 and quickly established itself as a leader and an innovator of business education. Stern’s culture is truly defined by their location which is in the heart of New York City. Stern’s collaborative, dynamic and diverse culture can be defined simply as IQ + EQ. Their education is fueled by “a community of exceptional individuals who possess both intellectual and interpersonal strengths to act as forces for change by turning ideas into action and inspiring others to their cause.”

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How to Answer Chicago Booth’s 2020-2021 Essay Prompts

For the 2020/2021 admissions season, Chicago Booth has made a slight change to one of its application questions. This will help you understand where the program is looking to focus its qualitative attention with respect to the diversity of the applicants for the upcoming year. The school has changed the second long essay to focus less on the flexible course curriculum and professional experience and more on the applicant’s unique experience. 

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How to Tackle Kellogg’s 2020-2021 Essay Prompts

When Francesca Cornelli stepped into her role as Kellogg’s dean in August 2019, she never could have imagined all the changes that have taken place at Kellogg and all over the world in the past year! While she has jumped in to lead Kellogg during these challenging times, the school’s core values have not changed. If anything, Kellogg wants to see even more deeply that applicants are adaptable and demonstrate the high-impact, low ego approach that informs its culture. 

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How to Write Great UVA Darden Essays

In this post, we share some tips on how to approach each question for the 2020-2021 application season. Make sure that all the answers complement rather than repeat each other. You don’t have that many words – every one should be carefully chosen.

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Five Tips for Your MIT Sloan Cover Letter

It may just be the glory days of MIT Sloan. By sitting in the middle of the booming Boston economy, centered in the emerging world of biotech, leading a movement in sustainability, and sitting one block (yes, really one block) away from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and more venture capital firms than you can count, MIT Sloan has never been better positioned as a business school.

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Stratus Admissions Counseling Has A New Look! 

You may have noticed things looking just a little bit different around here. We are proud to unveil our new brand and entirely redesigned website! After nearly 15 years as the premier admissions counseling firm for business, law, and graduate school candidates, we decided that the start of the new decade was the right time to present our newer, fresher look at Stratus Admissions Counseling. 

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Tips for Texas McCombs 2020-2021 MBA Essays

The McCombs School of Business is looking for dynamic, driven people. The program gets better and stronger every year, and they want to admit students who will keep that forward momentum going. As you go about your essays, demonstrate that that’s exactly what you would do.

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4 Keys to Writing Cornell Johnson Essays

Cornell is known as a culture that works, learns, and plays hard. Does this represent your life? If it does, share the details with Johnson. Investment banker and whiskey connoisseur, that’s what we are talking about. Being the social catalyst for your group counts at Cornell. After all, Ithaca winters are cold and dark.

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How to Tackle UCLA Anderson’s 2020-2021 Essay Prompts

There are many amazing reasons to live in Southern California: Perfect weather, perfect water, and Silicon Beach to name a few. However, what really makes UCLA stand out is its unique location in a city filled with many different industries, a collaborative culture, and the flexibility to customize your MBA experience. Keep these in mind when completing your essays.

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How to Nail the CBS 2020-21 Essay Prompts

Like many of us, Columbia Business School just wants to be loved. For a successful candidate that means making it clear to CBS that it is your first (and possibly only) choice for business school, and that you possess the leadership qualities to succeed. If this is you – and you want the best chance…

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