Loving Locust Walk!  Wharton Essay Analysis:  2013 – 2014

Loving Locust Walk! Wharton Essay Analysis: 2013 – 2014

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 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.  The […]

Good times & a great education in Austin! UT Austin Essay Analysis: 2013 – 2014

Don’t mess with Texas McCombs!  McCombs is a unique MBA program combining a small, tight-knit group of MBA students in a young, vibrant city (Austin, TX) with a program focused on building the next set of global leaders.  McCombs is built on four key pillars:  1) Knowledge and understanding; 2) Responsibility and integrity; 3) Communication […]

A Midwestern Dream! Kellogg Essay Analysis: 2013 – 2014

Kellogg is probably best known for its marketing program, but nearly equally publicized is its focus on teamwork and leadership.  The Kellogg MBA essays reflect this focus as the topics inquire about your leadership experiences, how others perceive you, and your differentiating factors.  Map out a plan for what you want to focus on and […]

Battling for Bay Area Supremacy – Haas Essay Analysis 2013-2014

University of California Berkeley (Haas) – 2013-2014 Essay Analysis While Haas’ MBA neighbor across the bay certainly gets a lot of the attention in the Bay area, Haas is one of the unquestionable leaders in the global MBA world and considered to be a top 10 global business school in the eyes of many.  The […]

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Andrea Kilpatrick

Note – this is a reprinted interview we conducted with our partner, Varsity Tutors.   VT: How much time should be set aside to adequately prepare for and complete a Law School application?   Andrea: The time dedicated to completing an application varies by student. For most applicants, we suggest beginning the process a couple of […]

Stanford Graduate School of Business – 2013-2014 Essay Analysis

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 […]

The “New York Advantage” – We’ve got Columbia Business School Covered

Columbia Business School’s essays have been modified a bit from last year, but the information they are trying to elicit remains the same: Why is CBS a good fit for you?  What are your career plans? How can you differentiate yourself from other candidates?  The short answer question asks you to articulate your career goals, […]

HBS releases their application and we analyze

That’s right– Harvard Business School’s 2013-2014 essays are out, and it’s not even time to put on shorts, at least where I live (stop bragging, SoCal/Florida).  Thus the trend continues: the season continues to start earlier and earlier.  Soon enough, we’ll be starting essay questions around Valentine’s Day!  Enough admissions banter…on to business. HBS continues […]

Choosing the Right MBA Program – It’s All About Fit

When I was applying to business school, I wanted to make sure I got in somewhere. I applied to 7 schools ranging from the selective to the very selective, and I hoped one of them would come through. When the decisions came in, I found that I had gained admission to the two highest ranked […]

Candidate Q&A: A trade-off between experience & GMAT score

A question from a prospective MBA candidate: I’m concerned about my GMAT score.  I know there is a trade-off between work experience and GMAT and I’m trying to find the balance.  What would be the ideal experience in years that B-schools would consider for lower GMAT scores? Please let me know. Admit Advantage: I think […]