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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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Top MBA Programs Deadlines and Essay Prompts 2020-2021

This post shares essay prompts for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. Click here to view our collection of MBA admissions deadlines and notification dates. The schools are listed in the order they appear on US News & World Report’s 2020 Best Business Schools. Schools highlighted in red have not released their essay prompts for this admissions…

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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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Tips for Success at MBA Recruiting Events

As a prospective MBA applicant, you’re likely getting a lot of emails in your inbox from MBA programs inviting you to information sessions, webinars and MBA tours. Depending on where you are in the application process (just exploring versus applying this year), you may have different goals for the event. It’s important to engage with…

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How to Write an Unforgettable Business School Essay

For most qualified MBA applicants, the difference between getting accepted or getting dinged usually comes down to a compelling Personal Statement. There is no denying that solid numbers can help your application be considered – but it definitely does not guarantee acceptance. While a 500 GMAT or a 2.5 GPA will most likely raise the…

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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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