Last Minute Tips for Round 2 MBA Applicants

As we welcome the year 2017 with hope, optimism, dreams, and new resolutions, we also know that it’s almost time to submit Round 2 applications.  ( Ross and CMU applications have already been submitted) With that in mind,  myEssayReview  would like to share some helpful blog posts on composing compelling and persuasive essays, crafting effective résumé, and obtaining strong letters of recommendations that will help you secure interview invitation from your dream school.      Useful Tips to Craft an Effective MBA Résumé        10 Key Tips for Creating Compelling Business School Essays        Creativity and Business School Essays     Helpful … Continue reading

10 Key Tips for Creating Compelling Business School Essays

The Round 2 application deadlines are only 2-3 weeks away.  Some applicants are already half way through the application process while some are still at the beginning stage.  Whichever stage of the application process you are, you are still working on showcasing your best personal and professional stories.  Indeed, your stories about the various aspects of your professional career (goals, accomplishments, leadership experiences etc.) and personal life (background, cultural experiences, setback/mistake etc.) play a key role in determining your chances of admission to you dream school.  Therefore, you must invest a significant amount of time in reflecting on your best … Continue reading

‘Creativity’ and Business School Essays

 Having worked with MBA applicants on their application essays in the past five years, I have observed that every year the application essay writing is getting more and more challenging for the applicants. In this highly competitive admissions process,  admissions essays  distinguish them from the sea of equally qualified applicants they are competing with. One of the greatest challenges that stares business school applicants in the face is that every year, business schools come up with essay prompts that challenge them to use their imagination and creativity. These questions are thoughtfully composed by the Admission Committee to get illuminating glimpses … Continue reading

Tuck MBA Essay Questions Analysis- 2016-17

Essays :  Like last year, applicants will response to two required essays. However,  Tuck has recently made changes to their first required goals  essay that focuses on global approach. Also, the second required essay, the longstanding essay about a meaningful leadership experience has been replaced with more of a focus on diversity. Here are important dates : Key Application Dates: Application and LORs* due Applicant-initiated interview complete Admissions Decision Early Action Round 10/5/16 10/31/16 12/16/16 November Round 11/2/16 11/11/16 2/10/17 January Round 1/4/17 1/31/17 3/10/17 April Round 4/5/17 4/5/17 5/12/17 1st Round Consortium*** 10/15/16 10/31/16 12/16/16 2nd Round Consortium*** 1/5/17 … Continue reading

The Common Letter of Recommendation

In order to simplify the letter of recommendation writing process, a few top schools with the cooperation of GMAC, have released the new common letter of recommendation. The Common LOR will provide a single set of questions for recommenders whose answers will be sent to participating schools. It will help ease the burden of recommenders because they will not have to write multiple letters for multiple schools for multiple students. The applicants will also benefit  because they will now  be more comfortable requesting letters from their busy mentors, professors, or employers. Participating schools (per the Ross admissions blog)  include Michigan … Continue reading

MBA Application Essays- 10 Common Mistakes You Should Avoid

Essays are the most critical part of the application package for business schools that showcase those aspects of the  applicants’ profile which other parts of their application package do not reveal. B-schools use essays as tools to know their prospective candidates outside of the typical academic and professional environment. When working with the B-school applicants on their application essays in the past five years, I have come across the following common mistakes which, I believe, can be easily avoided with careful thought and preparation. 1.  Insufficient Time: Year after year, I have noticed that some applicants do not give themselves … Continue reading

UT Austin McCombs MBA Essay Questions Analysis – 2016-17

There is no major change in the essay prompts of this year. Like last year, McCombs business school asks its applicants to write two required essays and one optional essay. However, both the essays have been tweaked a little bit.  Also, one of the communication methods (about.me option) for the first question has been dropped. MBA application deadlines Round 1: Application deadline: October 11, 2016 at 11:59pm CT,   Decision date: December 20, 2016 Round 2: Application deadline: January 10, 2017 at 11:59pm CT,  Decision date: March 29, 2017 Round 3: Final application deadline: April 4, 2017 at 11:59pm CT, Decision … Continue reading

Emory / Goizueta MBA Essay Questions Tips 2016-17

The essay prompts for this year’s application remain unchanged from the prior year. Like last year, applicants are asked to respond to four brief required prompts. They can also write an optional essay. However, re-applicants are asked to answer three additional essay prompts (one more than last year). Emory Goizueta 2016-17  MBA Application Deadlines: Application Deadline  Decision Notification  Round 1 October 14, 2016 December 1, 2016 Round 2* November 11, 2016 January 26, 2017 Round 3** January 4, 2017 March 3, 2017 (Domestic and One-Year Int’l) March 10, 2017 (2 Year International) Round 4 March 10, 2017 Rolling (One-Year) April … Continue reading

An Indian Female Candidate’s Journey to Booth

   Poonam, founder and president of myEssayReview, is publishing interviews of her most successful students of 2015-16 application season.  This is the latest in the series. Here is a chat with Ritika, now a first year student of the weekend MBA program at the prestigious Booth. Poonam: Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where are you from? Where and what did you study as an undergrad? What do you do now? Ritika: Of course! I am from the capital of India, Delhi. I would describe myself as a kind of traveler who is always on the move. I … Continue reading

School Selection- Choosing the Right B schools

At this time of  the year, some B school applicants have already selected their target schools after thorough research, while some are still trying to figure out which schools will best meet their requirements. Indeed, one of the most time consuming parts of the grueling MBA admission process is researching schools and selecting the ones that are the right ‘fit’.  There are hundreds of amazing programs, and there is plenty of information about each one of them.  Therefore, selecting the ones that will best match your credentials is indeed a daunting task.  However, with proper planning, research, and initiative, you … Continue reading