Business School Essays Articles

  • Make the Most of Each MBA Application Component

    Make the Most of Each MBA Application Component

    by on January 9th, 2016

    As you pull together your MBA application materials for Round 2, try to think of each component as an opportunity to tell the Adcom something new about yourself. What we mean is, don’t simply copy and paste bullet … Read More

  • Make the Most of Your MBA Essays

    Make the Most of Your MBA Essays

    by on September 29th, 2015

    Essay-writing is a funny thing. Before you dive into your MBA applications, 400 or 500 words can seem like the equivalent of a doorstop-size Russian novel. But once you really get going on your first drafts, you quickly … Read More

  • Make Your MBA Applications More Interesting

    Make Your MBA Applications More Interesting

    by on December 15th, 2014

    This post is about how to make your essays for admission to graduate school in business more interesting. Oh wait, that opener didn’t catch your attention? Well that is exactly what admissions officers think when they … Read More

  • How Keeping A Notebook Can Improve Your MBA Application

    How Keeping A Notebook Can Improve Your MBA Application

    by on March 31st, 2011

    In the spring and summer, make the decision to carry around a notebook to write down your thoughts about your applications. Some of these thoughts may be random ideas that come to mind while you are working, on the … Read More

  • 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