Darthmouth (Tuck) Essay Analysis: 2010 – 2011

Overview:  Tuck has a well-balanced set of essay questions.  Think about the importance of teamwork and leadership when organizing the Tuck essays.  They will want to see demonstrated leadership skills, and how you interact in a team setting.  Essays 2 and 3 give you a great opportunity to express your leadership skills while Essay 4 […]

Stanford Essay Analysis: 2010 – 2011

Overview:  It is certainly important for you to think very introspectively during the application process and with this set of essay questions; Stanford seeks to get inside your mind to understand what’s important to you, how you think and your career aspirations.  With applications like these, it is very important to do some brainstorming before […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Duke Essay Analysis: 2010 – 2011

Overview:  Don’t be deceived by the basic Duke essay questions—these “open” questions can be some of the toughest to write.  There is quite a bit of room for you to deliver your message to the Fuqua MBA admission committee by plotting out your story in advance.   Make sure to think abut what you want to […]

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, […]