MIT (Sloan) Essay Review: 2010 – 2011

Overview:  MIT Sloan’s application probes for what they are looking for in Sloan students: people who have made an impact in their career, taken active leadership roles, and are innovative in their approach to attacking business problems.  These essays are relatively short (500 words), but give you the opportunity to really sell your differentiating characteristics.  […]

Quoted in Yahoo’s Associated Content discussing financial services jobs for MBAs

It seems that we have some friends at Yahoo’s Associated Content.  Okay – one, but we’ll take it.  Recently, we shared some ideas on the opportunities in financial services for MBAs which typically attract about 40% to 50% of top-tier MBA alumni.   The industries recruit heavily, offer a great skill set, and help to take […]

Columbia Essay Analysis: 2010 – 2011

Essay 1 What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals? How will Columbia Business School help you achieve these goals? (Recommended 750 word limit) Overview:  This question is relatively straightforward and consistent with “standard” MBA questions related to short-term and long-term career goals post MBA admission.  It is clearly a pre-requisite for any MBA program […]

Harvard Business School Essay Analysis: 2010 – 2011

The Harvard Business School essays are similar to last year save two swapped essays topics for the last two optional essays.  When thinking about the HBS essays, reflect on how you have exhibited leadership and made an impact on your career and community pursuits. 

UC Berkeley (Haas) Essay Analysis: 2010 – 2011

Overview: The Haas application can be quite challenging with 6 required essays ranging from 250 words to 1000 words and probing the candidate with questions on passion, accomplishments and your fit with Haas.  Before tackling the Haas essay questions, I strongly suggest you outline a plan for what you want to convey.  If you don’t, […]