Articles by Vantage Point

Why Your MBA Friends Are Not Always the Best People to Review Your Essays

by Vantage Point on November 13, 2018

Last year I had a client who called me panicking – “I showed my applications to several co-workers and they completely tore apart my essays! [...]


Inside the Black Box: What Happens After You Hit “Submit”

by Vantage Point on November 6, 2018

After months of hard work putting together compelling applications, you hit “submit” and then what? While you’re anxiously waiting, it’s a little vague what is [...]


If MBA Applications are Declining at HBS and Stanford, Are Your Chances Better?

by Vantage Point on October 10, 2018

At Vantage Point MBA we’ve received a ton of questions from applicants over the last week about a recent article in the Wall Street Journal [...]


How to Demonstrate Leadership in Your MBA Applications

by Vantage Point on October 2, 2018

More often than not, when I bring-up the topic of how to demonstrate “leadership experience” in an MBA application, the response I hear is “but [...]


Writing Your Own Recommendations: Right or Wrong?

by Vantage Point on September 25, 2018

Every year we run into a question that the “interwebs” appears to be conflicted about. Is it ok to write your own recommendation, or hire [...]


Should I Punt My MBA Application to Round 2?

by Vantage Point on September 18, 2018

Several major deadlines are…tomorrow! This is the time of year when many applicants realize that the crazy project from work, your wedding planning, or whatever [...]


How To Demonstrate Leadership In Your MBA Applications

by Vantage Point on August 28, 2018

More often than not, when I begin the discussion with my clients about demonstrating leadership experience in their MBA applications, I hear, “But I’m not [...]


What You Can Learn From Re-Applicants

by Vantage Point on August 21, 2018

Written by Vantage Point MBA’s co-founder, Melody Jones. They say that hindsight is 20/20. In the MBA application world, there’s nothing like a rejection from your [...]


How to Develop A Strong Personal Brand (When You Think You’re Boring)

by Vantage Point on August 14, 2018

If you think that your MBA application “brand” or story is going to involve the words “investment banker” or “consultant,” then we’d argue that you [...]


A Winning Approach To The HBS Essay Question

by Vantage Point on August 7, 2018

At first glance, the Harvard Business School essay question, which remains unchanged again this year, seems fairly simple. What more would you like us to [...]


When To Retake The GMAT—And When Not To

by Vantage Point on June 15, 2017

Consider these guidelines and questions if you’re doubting whether or not you should give the GMAT another go.


How You Can Demonstrate Leadership in Your MBA Applications

by Vantage Point on June 9, 2017

Learn how to write winning essays that showcase all of your inherent leadership abilities and potential.


Writer’s Block? 5 Ideas for Starting Your MBA Essays on the Right Path

by Vantage Point on June 3, 2017

Check out a few tips to get you started as you think through the best topics for your upcoming MBA essay masterpieces.


Non-Traditional Applicant: Weakness or Strength?

by Vantage Point on May 21, 2017

You're a non-traditional applicant. Find out how do you offset this weakness in your application.