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Which 2016 entry top MBA program essays to start with?

May, 15, 2015


Now that the 2016 entry essays for Columbia, HBS, MIT, Stanford and Wharton (schools all link to my analysis for 2016 entry)  are known, I have an opinion about which school to start with, but the answer just really depends on the applicant.   Every year, my early bird clients always ask me which school [...]


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HBS MBA Admissions Essay for the Class of 2018

May, 15, 2015


While the Harvard Business School application for 2016 entry will not go live until mid-June,  the essay was released today, May 15th.   Until I see the online application form for the Class of 2018, which will be opened in mid-June,  I will have to hold off on commenting on the entire application and recommendation form. [...]


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INSEAD MBA Essay Questions for 2016 Admission

May, 14, 2015


Here I discuss INSEAD’s essays for 2016. This post covers both January and September 2016 entry.  Since 2001, when I began doing MBA admissions counseling, I have had an opportunity to work with a large number of clients admitted to INSEAD. Since establishing my own consulting practice in 2007, I’ve worked with 35 clients admitted to [...]


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MIT Sloan MBA Essays for Fall 2016 Admission

May, 10, 2015


In this post I will discuss the Class of 2018 MBA application admissions essays for the MIT Sloan School of Management.   You can see the my client results and testimonials here.   BIG CHANGES IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS AT SLOAN On May 7, 2015, MIT Sloan’s Admissions Director, Dawna Levenson, announced the following: “By popular demand, [...]


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Wharton MBA Essay Questions for Class of 2018

May, 09, 2015


In this post, I analyze the essay questions for the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for Fall 2016 admission. You can find testimonials from my clients admitted to Wharton in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015  here. While Wharton has not changed their website yet to indicate that the application essays from 2015 [...]


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Stanford GSB MBA Essays and Application for the Class of 2018

May, 08, 2015


In this post, I analyze the Stanford GSB MBA essays and additional information/resume/employment history/activities for Class of 2018 Admission. My analysis of Stanford GSB interviews can be found here. In addition to the Class of 2018 posts, I also recommend reading and/or listening to my presentation, “So you want to get into Stanford GSB?” which was made to a Japanese [...]


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Columbia Business School MBA Recommendation Question Analysis

May, 08, 2015


In this post I analyze the Columbia Business School MBA recommendation MBA for January 2016 admission. The recommendation has not changed.  For my analysis of the MBA application essays and whether to select J-term Class of 2017, please see here. For my analysis of Columbia Business School application interviews, please see here.  At this time the August 2016 [...]


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Columbia MBA Essays for January 2016 Admission

May, 08, 2015


Whoever designed Columbia Business School’s The MBA Application Process webpage deserves a design award. If you have not done so, take a look at that page. It does a really nice job laying out the admissions process in a visually appealing way. Columbia Business School has, as they do every year, modified their MBA application essay set, but the changes [...]


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Columbia Business School January Term 2016 Essays

May, 07, 2015


As per usual, Columbia Business School has again changed its essays. I will provide a new post on the essay questions soon.  Here are the questions: Essays Instructions: In addition to learning about your professional aspirations, the Admissions Committee hopes to gain an understanding of your interests, values and motivations through these essays. There are no [...]


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Tokyo Interview Workshop on February 12th

Jan, 26, 2015


  This post is an announcement for  a workshop I will be conducting  with my colleague, John Couke, in Tokyo on 2/12/2015. MBA Interview Workshop: Proactive Interview Preparation and Active Listening   Date/Time: Thursday, February 12th, 7:00pm-10:30pm (includes short breaks).   Location: E4TG    Isshin Building 5F, 2-11-7 Yaesu Chuo-ku, Tokyo 東京都中央区八重洲  2-11-7 一新ビル 5階   [...]


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