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“In Your MBA Application, Be Authentic” (Stacy Blackman, “US News & World Report”)

Stacy Blackman provides excellent advice on how to be authentic and impressive in your business school application essays. Simply writing about your passion, however, is not enough to make a great essay. Avoid going into too much detail or being … Continue reading

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“3 Ways to Stand Out in a Competitive B-School Applicant Pool” (Stacy Blackman, “US News & World Report’)

In “3 Ways to Stand Out in a Competitive B-School Applicant Pool,” Stacy Blackman gives several excellent pointers for writing successful application essays for top business schools. Most of the applicants whose essays I revise have succumbed to the fatal … Continue reading

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“The Lowdown on the Online MBA” (Stacy Blackman, “U.S. News & World Report”)

In “The Lowdown on the Online M.B.A.,” Stacy Blackman makes several excellent points to consider when applying to online MBA programs. I would add that a strong applicant will need to convince the admissions officer that he or she wants … Continue reading

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How to Write the Required Essays for the Harvard Business School (HBS) MBA Program

Harvard’s essays for the MBA class of 2015 are blissfully straightforward: Tell us about something you did well. (400 words) Tell us about something you wish you had done better. (400 words) I strongly suggest following their advice: “Don’t overthink, … Continue reading

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