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Every day, prospective clients call, email or ask us what they can do to most improve their candidacy.  Most times, these MBA applicants are solely focused on ways to address their GPA (see our essay on “Building an alternative transcript) or taking the GMAT for a second, third, or fourth time.  Curiously to us, there […]

Dartmouth (Tuck) Essay Analysis: 2012 – 2013

Tuck’s essays are a reflection of the business school – well balanced with a focus on leadership and a strong emphasis on fit/culture.   The essays bookend with your reasons for business school, professional goals and how your diverse background is a good fit for the intimate Hanover business school setting.  The essays go on to […]

Stanford GSB MBA Essay Analysis – 2012-2013

Stanford GSB is generally somewhat unique in its essay questions.  They genuinely attempt to get to know your personality and interests to see what makes you tick.  In essay 1, almost like a law school personal statement, they want to know what matters most to you and why.  In essay 2, they want to dig […]

Wharton MBA Essay Analysis – 2012-2013

The Wharton School of Business is certainly near and dear to the hearts of the founders of Admit Advantage having walked the halls of Huntsman Hall for two (very short) years.   Wharton is certainly known for their analytical bent, so make sure you highlight areas of your background and career where you’ve demonstrated analytical rigor.  […]

Harvard Business School MBA Essay Analysis: 2012 – 2013

Per usual, HBS has kicked off the admissions season with their essays.  This year, HBS has made a significant departure from the past with significantly shorter essays (800 words total (not including the post-interview reflection) vs. 2000 words last year), elimination of two “standard” essays and the addition of a reflection essay after the interview […]

Columbia Business School MBA Essay Analysis – 2012 – 2013

CBS’ essays have been modified a bit since last year with last year’s optional format gone.  They have also allocated a specific number of words for the yNow, yMBA, yColumbia and ST/LT goal essays.  Question 2 wants to dig deeper to get to know you more, so get ready to take a ride down memory […]


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Goizueta School of Business 2011-2012 Essay Reviews

OK, so you love Chick-Fila-A, you insist on diet Coke and you only do your home improvement shopping at Home Depot.  Clearly Atlanta is a good fit for b-school, but there is that one thing in your way — gaining acceptance to Emory.  That is where Admit Advantage can help.  These essays provide a real […]

MIT Sloan School of Management 2011-2012 Essay Reviews

  So you have a perfect score on your SAT, you enjoy going to circuitry conferences in your spare time and you met your significant other in the library—MIT is clearly the place for you, right?  Undergrad, perhaps, but not exactly for the business school.  One look at MIT Sloan’s 2011-2012 essay questions and you’ll […]

Columbia GSB 2011-2012 Essay Reviews

CBS’ essays have changed a fair amount since last year with the addition of one essay and refreshing of the other two.  Question 1 focuses more on yNow and the CBS fit as it relates to your ST and LT goals; last year’s essays were more focused on your ST and LT goals.  Question 2 […]