Articles by Vantage Point
Why Your MBA Friends Are Not Always the Best People to Review Your Essays
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”
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?
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
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?
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?
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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?
You're a non-traditional applicant. Find out how do you offset this weakness in your application.