Write Your Way into HBS: MBA Essay Dos and Don’ts

by on June 13th, 2017

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Larry King once said: “Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.”

The same can be said about the MBA application process. Crafting responses for your dream school’s essay prompts is a labor of love. Before you put pen to paper, you must create a strategy for how you want to position yourself. Then, you must write, rewrite, read, and reread your story before submitting the application. A powerful piece of writing moves the reader, and you must write to move the adcom.

In this video, Susan Cera—Director of MBA Admissions at Stratus—shares insights from her decade on admissions committee on what works and what doesn’t work in application essays.

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