Business School Essays Articles

The Traditional Transitional Problem

by Linda Abraham on May 3, 2010

You’re writing your MBA application essay and you’ve got a lot to say. You create an outline, flush out the ideas, fill in the blanks, [...]

MBA Reapplicant Advice: Take Advantage of Feedback Sessions

by Linda Abraham on April 27, 2010

Dinged at your top choice MBA program? Considering reapplying next year? If your target schools offer feedback sessions, then you should definitely take the opportunity [...]

Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Extracurricular Activities

by Clear Admit on April 26, 2010

Because it’s the time of year when applicants aiming for Fall 2010 intake are beginning to think about the admissions process, we wanted to focus [...]

MBA Application Essay Tip: The Editing Funnel

by Linda Abraham on April 20, 2010

If you’d like to start editing your essays like the pros do (or at least like the pros at do), then I recommend you [...]

MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: Crystal Clear Goals?

by Jeremy Shinewald on April 11, 2010

One of the enduring myths in the MBA admissions world is that one must have ironclad goals in order to gain admission to a top [...]

“Invent first, and then embellish!”

by Linda Abraham on April 5, 2010

This is the writing advice of Dr. Samuel Johnson, the famed 18th century writer and English curmudgeon. How is this advice applicable to you, writing your [...]

MBA Application Essay Key Word Optimization

by Linda Abraham on April 1, 2010

Most people in this day and age have heard of the term SEO, search engine optimization. It’s when you use certain keywords in the content [...]

How to Capture Who You Are in Your MBA Essays

by Linda Abraham on March 29, 2010

That is your challenge when composing your MBA application essays, and I’ll admit, it’s quite a difficult challenge. You are a unique individual with 20, [...]

How Samir Got Into MIT Sloan, Part 1 – Exit Interview

by Beat The GMAT Team on March 23, 2010

I’m excited to announce a new series on Beat The GMAT: Exit Interviews! In this new series, I will sit down with actual Beat The [...]

The MBA Application: Where to Focus Your Energy

by Kaplan GMAT on March 11, 2010

Applying to business school can require a lot more time and energy than you might initially think.  Many applicants reduce the number of schools they [...]

Applying to Business School Without “Real” Business Experience

by Scott Shrum on March 2, 2010

Throughout this MBA admissions video, we look at the unique challenge (and advantage) of applying to an MBA program without traditional business experience. We often [...]

What is Community Service? Part 2

by Linda Abraham on March 1, 2010

Last week I discussed the definition of community service and explained its importance to business school admissions committees. Today I’ll answer three common questions that [...]

The Best Way to Write Great Admissions Essays

by Scott Shrum on February 27, 2010

In this MBA admissions video, we investigate how some of our admissions experts help their applicants write successful admissions essays. This clip covers two important [...]