How Am I Different?

Consider this profile of a business school applicant: 3.7 GPA from Duke 730 GMAT 3 years in investment banking at Goldman Sachs YMCA Young Adult Board Member On the surface, most would agree that this …

One Question, Five Parts

Wharton Question 1: Describe your career progress to date and your future short-term and long-term career goals. How do you expect an MBA from Wharton to help you achieve these goals and why now? Kellogg …

A Note on Word Count

As my clients are cranking out their initial essay drafts, many of them are contacting me a bit upset over the word limits being imposed on them. They insist that they are not even halfway …

For Example…

Everyone knows, in theory, that you need to fill your applications with colorful and interesting examples. But if everyone knows, why is the number one comment I make upon reading essays and letters of recommendation …

Weak Examples of Weakness

Many schools will ask you or your recommenders, or both, to discuss weaknesses or areas for improvement. This can be difficult because you are walking the fine line between being honest and exposing too much. …

Which Round?

Round 1 or Round 2 – that is the question… There is definitely a frenzy around trying to submit applications in round 1. So much so that you might wonder what the other rounds are …

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