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Harvard's Essay Question is Out! Tips and Analysis....

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Harvard's Essay Question is Out! Tips and Analysis....

Post Fri May 20, 2016 8:13 am
Calling all who are interested in applying to HBS for the 2016-17 application season!

Harvard has posted the essay question for this fall, and it is DIFFERENT from last year's and extremely open-ended.

Check out our full HBS Essay Analysis for tons of helpful tips and things to think about!
https://www.mbamission.com/blog/2016/05/17/harvard-business-school-essay-analysis-2016-2017/

"After just one year, Harvard Business School (HBS) has done away with its “introduce yourself” essay prompt, which gave applicants a lot of leeway to share their story on their terms, and has returned to an even broader prompt-one that at first may seem as though it has no parameters at all...
You should therefore think first about what these portions of your application convey about who you are as an individual and candidate, so you can determine which parts of your profile still need presenting or could benefit from more detail...
Your goal in writing it is sincerity. The admissions committee is not staffed by robots, seeking to detect a certain “type” of applicant. These are human beings who are trying to get to know you and really want to end up liking you! With this essay, you essentially want to forge a meaningful connection with a complete stranger, and if you try to present yourself as something or someone you are not, you will fail..."

If you're interested in a free webinar for more guidance on the HBS essay, sign up for our June 22nd session here. http://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/classes/details/18173/

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