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Haas Essay Hacks

New Haas essays for 2019-2020! And the continued opportunity to share how your path has shaped you. While Haas has changed its essays, you still have the same amount of words to tell your story. Haas has continued to identify questions that help to know the authentic you – and it is important to make…

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Tips for Tackling Tuck’s 2019-2020 Essay Prompts

For the 2019-2020 application for the Tuck School of Business MBA program, some things have changed and some haven’t. What’s the same? Tuck has maintained their purposeful admissions criteria: smart, accomplished, aware, and nice. What’s changed? Essays. Tuck has done away with the short-answer question section of the application. They also replaced last year’s two…

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How to Tackle Kellogg’s 2019-20 Essay Prompts

Kellogg has announced its new 2019/2020 application with deadlines as follows: ROUND 1 – SEPT 18, 2019 | ROUND 2 – JAN 8, 2020 | ROUND 3 – APRIL 8, 2020 In addition to several changes in the application, there are a few other important changes at Kellogg to emphasize. First, Kellogg welcomes incoming new…

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How to Nail the CBS 2019-20 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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Top MBA Programs Deadlines and Essay Prompts 2019-2020

*** This post shares deadlines and essays from a past admissions cycle. Click here to view our collection of required essay prompts for the 2020-2021 admissions season and visit our Application Deadlines page for important dates. *** The schools are listed in the order they appear on US News & World Report’s 2020 Best Business…

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Showcase Your Spike Factor for Rotman Essays

This year Rotman is all about Spike Factor, asking you to upload 1-3 of your “spikiest” pictures and select 1,000 words to explain why you chose these pictures. After visiting Rotman in June as part of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Counselors (AIGAC) Conference, I could feel the excitement and positive momentum of this…

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Things to Keep in Mind for the 2018-2019 Kellogg Essays

I’ve been fortunate to have returned to Kellogg twice in the past 2 months, once for my 25th year Kellogg MBA reunion and once as part of the AIGAC (Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants) Conference where Kellogg hosted us to learn even more about their outstanding portfolio of MBA programs. If you have not…

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The 4 Attributes You Need for the Tuck MBA Essay

Updated for the 2019-20 admissions season. It’s an exciting time to apply to The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Tuck has always been transparent in the application process, providing the keys to success to all applicants who look for them. True to form, Tuck has released new admission criteria clearly explaining what they are…

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How to Answer the Booth 2019-20 MBA Essay Questions

Booth has made a couple of changes in its application this year. The major change is that it dropped the image prompt essay from years past. This allows applicants to focus specifically on their relationship as they see how it relates to the school and to be more direct rather than creative in their responses….

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4 Tips for the Duke Fuqua Community Involvement Essay

Updated for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. Through this ‘essay’ Fuqua wants to understand how you plan to better the Fuqua community. In your own unique way, the Admissions Committee is trying to get an idea of how you will show Authentic Engagement throughout your time at Fuqua. 1. Authenticity is Key. The Admissions Committee is…

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Kenan-Flagler MBA Essay Tips for 2018-2019

While UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Full Time MBA application has gone live for the 2018/2019 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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4 Keys to Writing the Cornell Johnson Essays

Updated for the 2019-2020 admissions season Long-feared for the nebulous nature of the essay prompt and its required creativity, Cornell’s Table of Contents essay — where you were expected to boil down your life into chapter headings as for a book – has been replaced with a new essay prompt that is … nebulous and…

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