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Last week, I found out that I was accepted to Kellogg's 2013 Fall PTMBA program! Your essay guide was particularly helpful as I sat down to brainstorm the questions. It was able to give me a good foundation for what an "accepted" essay looks like and how to structure / flow the essay from the many topics within each question.
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The resume guide helped me turn my "job specific" resume into a general resume. I didn't revise my essay too much because Kellogg only requires a resume for the interview & not in the application itself. However, it did help me feel more confident about the layout of my resume and the content I chose to include.
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