Business School Essays Articles

  • Developing Your Brand

    Developing Your Brand

    by on March 11th, 2011

    For a moment, consider who the audience is for your MBA application.  You will be spending countless hours writing a magnum opus that may be read by only one individual—or a select few at most. These people have many … Read More

  • The Biggest Mistakes Applicants Make

    The Biggest Mistakes Applicants Make

    by on March 7th, 2011

    A few MBA admissions experts from Veritas Prep discuss the mistakes that business school applicants make when writing their admissions essays. Read More

  • The Difference Between Weakness and Failure

    The Difference Between Weakness and Failure

    by on March 7th, 2011

    In addition to having to respond to questions about your weaknesses, there is a strong possibility you will also be asked about an incident when you failed. While you may loathe these questions just as much, they are … Read More

  • Defining What Specific Business Schools Are Looking For

    Defining What Specific Business Schools Are Looking For

    by on February 28th, 2011

    After you’ve narrowed down the list of business schools you are looking to attend, you should begin to study each MBA program and look for consistency in what qualities the admissions team says they are looking for. … Read More

  • For Example, the AWA Issue Essay

    For Example, the AWA Issue Essay

    by on February 20th, 2011

    Isaac Bettan, Master Verbal Instructor at Master GMAT One of the most common mistakes in the AWA Issue Essay pertains to examples, which seem uncomfortably murky. Students always ask: What kind of examples should I use? … Read More

  • Honors, Awards, And The List Continues

    Honors, Awards, And The List Continues

    by on February 19th, 2011

    When you are completing your business school application, you will be asked about the honors, awards, and special recognition that you have received in the past. Many applicants worry that they won’t be able fill out … Read More

  • Completing A Brag Sheet For Your Business School Application

    Completing A Brag Sheet For Your Business School Application

    by on February 12th, 2011

    When we work with individuals and their business school applications, we start by asking them to fill out a Brag Sheet. This not only helps the person remember their prior accomplishments, but it also helps our clients … Read More

  • Essay Tip: Write Positive for Power and Clarity in Your Writing

    Essay Tip: Write Positive for Power and Clarity in Your Writing

    by on February 7th, 2011

    I was recently flipping through my ragged copy of The Elements of Style, when one of Strunk & White’s tips caught my eye: “Put statements in positive form.” What this says is this: Write what you … Read More

  • Supersize Your Admissions Odds With Super Bowl Ads

    Supersize Your Admissions Odds With Super Bowl Ads

    by on February 6th, 2011

    If you’re like most Americans today, you’re planning to spend the day celebrating our culture’s favorite unofficial holiday complete with the traditional meal (chili, party sub and/or pizza, chips and salsa, and … Read More

  • Be Confident In Your Business School Application

    Be Confident In Your Business School Application

    by on February 2nd, 2011

    Finding the right balance between being confident and being humble about your abilities is one of the hardest challenges you will face in writing your business school essays. No one likes a show off; however no one is … Read More

  • MBA Admissions: Third Round or Next Year?

    MBA Admissions: Third Round or Next Year?

    by on January 24th, 2011

    Here’s a question I often hear around this stage in the MBA application process: Is it better to apply Round 3 or to wait until Round 1 of next year? Answer: It depends. Round 3 applicants are accepted at lower … Read More

  • Different Types Of Business School Essays

    Different Types Of Business School Essays

    by on January 23rd, 2011

    For most individuals, writing business school essays will be the last time in our lives when someone lets us brag about our accomplishments and will actually read what we write. As entertaining as this writing process … Read More

  • Veritas Prep MBA Admissions Consulting Debrief 2 – money9111

    Veritas Prep MBA Admissions Consulting Debrief 2 – money9111

    by on January 18th, 2011

    The following is a guest post by money9111, one of the five Giant GMAT Giveaway winners for Beat The GMAT.  For his prize, money9111 chose Veritas Prep’s Comprehensive 1-School MBA Admissions Consulting Package and he … Read More

  • Begin Writing That Essay

    Begin Writing That Essay

    by on January 11th, 2011

    Once you have identified your business school deadlines and have determined the best timeline, you will finally have to face the fact that you need to begin writing your essays. This is often the most difficult step that … Read More