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  • Believe it or not, the admissions deadlines for 2016 entry is fast approaching. I’d rather think about relaxing during the summer and taking a break.  But MBA programs are releasing applications for the next cycle, and it makes sense to start your campaign for getting into your top choice business school.

    To get you going, I’m offering ... Read More

  • Every admissions season, we get one or two VERY disgruntled BSers who blow a gasket when they’re about three steps into the process of working with us. They rant and rave about how the feedback we offer is useless and worthless and OMG YOU SUCK ESSAYSNARK!

    We try to make it clear ahead of time what you should expect when you sign up with us. ... Read More

  • The popularity of triathlons is on the rise in Asia. You can easily witness that yourself by checking the huge number of new triathlons being organized every year. One of those new triathlons which had its first edition this year was the Pattana triathlon 2015 which took place on Sunday May 17.

    The beautiful surroundings of the Pattana Golf Club. From ... Read More

  • We’ve all heard a wide variety of myths and urban legends about the SAT/ACT, whether it be from a friend of a friend or an online forum. Check out these 5 common myths about the SAT/ACT, broken down and clarified for your convenience.     1. There is an “easier” test date for the SAT/ACT. […] Read More

  • Recruiting!

    by Two Years at HBS on June 1, 2015

    This post will be deleted when the positions are filled I’m now looking for new members for my startup.

    If you are interested in, or, if you know anyone who might, please just shoot an email to the following address:



    Internet startup (early stage) Consumer retail industry Fund size: $2 million


    Tokyo, Japan


    Product ... Read More

  • It is very important to think wisely in the decisions of education. When you decide to execute a plan of entering into any institute or university for a particular program or course, there are few things which you should consider before settling down on one choice. You need to understand the reason for this. You will be required to pay a substantial ... Read More

  • Do you have a profile on any of the major social media platforms? Do you frequently tweet, upload pictures to Instagram or Flickr, or post updates on Facebook? If so, you might want to make sure your online presence won’t derail your MBA application efforts.

    If an admissions team is leaning toward admitting you to their program, it’s possible that ... Read More

  • We face the issue of time management in our daily lives. With so many responsibilities and tasks in hand, this is most likely to happen and is completely normal. When we are doing one particular thing we think it would not be advisable to do something else of equal importance along with it. But I guess this scenario has changed to a greater extent today. ... Read More

  • Columbia does things differently. For one, as you may have noticed, they open their application earlier than a lot of their peer schools. Because of the unique processes and options, between the Columbia Early Decision and the J-Term Accelerated MBA, and how all of their admissions is rolling, it can be a little confusing. So…

    While much of the ... Read More

  • Round 1 applicants

    by EssaySnark on May 31, 2015

    The Essay Partner Collaboration Matchmaking Program is back! If you’ve signed up for a package recently, go to My Account to opt in. Read More

  • We are very proud and excited to announce our new partnership with Teach For China (TFC)! After launching our collaboration with Teach For America last fall, we set our sights on expanding our reach and our impact. In this pilot program, we will help teaching fellows in China with graduate school admissions by providing them with free webinars hosted ... Read More

  • Transferring from one university to another university is common in the U.S. for a number of reasons, from students seeking better way to pursue their education, to going to school in a different location, to spending less on tuition, and more.

    The same is true for international students, some of whom try to transfer to another school from either their ... Read More

  • Graduation

    by Two Years at HBS on May 29, 2015

    May 28th saw us reach the end of our two year journey as Harvard University’s 364th commencement was held in the early morning. In excess of 40,000 people from all over the world gathered in Cambridge to celebrate this momentous occasion and the weather could not have been better.

    This year’s commencement address was given by Deval Patrick, the ... Read More

  • Tuck admissions folks have done us all a huge favor. They’ve written an article that helps people stop kicking themselves. How many times have I heard the same woes, I didn’t get in because

    My GPA is too low, My GMAT score is too low, I come from a non-traditional background, I don’t have enough global experience, I don’t have ... Read More

  • A recommendation from someone with power is not half as good as a recommendation from someone who knows you well.

    Some applicants have this idea that if they can just get their company CEO, whom they have never met, to write their business school recommendation, then the admissions committee will cower in awe and immediately accept them.  It’s ... Read More

  • We’re very pleased to announce the publication of our first Career Goals Starting Point Research Guide! If you’re interested in ENTREPRENEURSHIP as your post-MBA goal – whether short-term or long-term – this is your best resource to figure out how to pitch it! Today’s post also describes some of the challenges with this ... Read More

  • Tip 1: Maximize your study time!

    Sitting down to prep—seems pretty obvious what you are going to do. Open up a GRE prep book and start reading. But what exactly does that mean? Do you go through a book sequentially, a page at a time, so that by the end of the book GRE mastery is yours? Or do you read just those areas in which you don’t feel confident? ... Read More

  • The GMAC 2015 Corporate Recruiters Survey has found a positive hiring climate for new MBAs, with demand increasing worldwide.

    Some highlights from the report:

    •  Worldwide, 84 percent of recruiters plan to hire MBA graduates in 2015, up from 74 percent in 2014.

    •  75 percent of recruiters in Asia-Pacific, 56 percent of European recruiters, ... Read More

  • The art of #humblebrag won’t get you far, but a job market upswing might.

    From a sizzling MBA job market to the eternal question: GMAT or GRE?—let’s dig into the latest headlines in business education and MBA news. Leave your comments below.

    MBA job market on fire We’ve come a long way since the 2008 financial crisis, which slowed the job ... Read More

  • MBA admissions teams have become more customer-friendly in recent years – so much so, that we had thought this one issue had been put to bed. But then we were reminded that no, it has not. There’s this thorn in the side of most international BSers that apparently won’t go away.

    What thorn is that?

    The need to convert your grades ... Read More

  • Every day we see a new change in the world surrounding us. God created this universe with one main objective which says “Change is the name of life”. Be it any small change in our daily lives or a major one on the global level, change is the only thing which is constant.

    Education has taken a huge leap from the past years. Indians are no longer ... Read More

  • The hard lessons are always the ones you remember the longest. For me that lesson was related to questions that my ego just wouldn't let me quit!Its the smart thing to do, to just guess a question and move on to another one. But, quitting is so against the nature of most "competitive" people that leaving a question becomes "out of the question".Believe ... Read More