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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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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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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 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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Michigan Ross Essay Tips

Updated for 2020/2021 Application Season The University of Michigan-Ross MBA experience is filled with a tight group of classmates who love to work together and who spend plenty of time learning outside of the classroom. Not only is it an opportunity to take classes from world-renown professors, participate in a Multidisciplinary Action based Project (MAP), or start an…

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Goizueta MBA: It’s the Real Thing

(Updated for 2019-2020) Emory’s Goizueta Business School is named after Roberto Goizueta, the former CEO of the little local company, Coca Cola. Goizueta’s values of curiosity, intellectual courage and integrity are part of the Emory Goizueta ethos.  There is also a strong emphasis on leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, teamwork, global awareness and social responsibility at Goizueta,…

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How to Stand Out in Your Kenan-Flagler Essays

While UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Full Time MBA application has gone live for the 2019/20 season with slightly different essay questions, the key things that UNC Kenan-Flagler is looking for does not appear to have changed. If anything, the change to the second question about providing an example of how you upheld a core value gives UNC…

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