myEssayReview posted a new topic called Emory Goizueta MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines 2017-2018 in the The Application Process forum
“Emory Goizueta 2016-17 MBA Application Deadlines: Application Deadline Decision Notification Round 1 October 6, 2017 December 1, 2017 Round 2* November 11, 2017 January 26, 2018 Round 3** January 3, 2018 March 9, 2018 (Domestic ) ...”
June 27, 2017
myEssayReview posted a new topic called UCLA Anderson MBA Essay Questions Analysis 2017-18 in the The Application Process forum
“The UCLA Anderson School of Management essay questions for the 2017-18 application season remain unchanged from last year First-time applicants are required to respond to one 750-word response; they can also submit a brief 250-words optional essay, but no preference is given to candidates who ...”
June 27, 2017
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Michigan Ross MBA Essay Questions Analysis 2017-2018 in the The Application Process forum
“Application Deadlines: Round 1 Application Deadline October 2, 2017 Decisions Announced: December 15, 2017 Round 2 Application Deadline: January 2, 2018 Decisions Announced: March 15, 2018 Round 3 Application Deadline: March 19, 2018 Decisions Announced: May 11 , 2018 Admissions ...”
June 16, 2017
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Cambridge Judge MBA Essay Questions Analysis -2017-18 in the The Application Process forum
“Application Deadlines: Round 1 Application Deadline: September 8, 2017 Round 2 Application Deadline: October 27, 2017 Round 3 Application Deadline: January 5, 2018 Round 4 Application Deadline: March 9, 2018 Round 5 Application Deadline: May 4, 2018 The Cambridge MBA admissions team has ...”
June 14, 2017
myEssayReview posted a new topic called 20 Useful Tips for Crafting a Strong MBA Résumé in the The Application Process forum
“The resume is an essential component of your business school application. It is a quick snapshot of your skills, experience, key accomplishments, and interests. Difference between MBA Résumé and Job Résumé:The MBA résumé differs from a job résumé that you create for a specific functional ...”
June 8, 2017
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Helpful Tips for Selecting the Right Business School in the The Application Process forum
“One of the most critical decisions that MBA applicants face at this time of the year is school selection. The most common questions that confront them are: which schools I should apply to? Which country ? and which city? And most importantly, which program? Indeed, one of the most time consuming ...”
May 24, 2017
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Key Steps that MBA Applicants Should Take Before Fall Deadli in the The Application Process forum
“If you are planning to apply to Business school this year, you should start gearing yourself for Fall. The Round 1 deadlines for the MBA applications are a little over four months away. Some schools have already rolled out application deadlines and essay questions (Columbia, Yale) while some have ...”
May 16, 2017
myEssayReview posted a new topic called An Indian Candidate Shares his ISB Experience in the Admissions Success Stories forum
“Poonam, founder and president of myEssayReview, is publishing interviews of her successful students. This is the latest in the series. Here is a chat with Tribhuvan who graduated from the PGP program of the prestigious Indian School of Business in 2016. Let’s learn about Tribhuvan’s journey ...”
March 30, 2017
myEssayReview posted a new topic called An Indian Applicant -5 Interview invites ,2 admit offers in the The Application Process forum
“Poonam, founder and president of myEssayReview, chats with Sathish, one of her recent successful students. Sathish interviewed with five schools (ISB, IIM, Foster, Cornell, and McCombs) and received admit offers from two of them - UW Foster and ISB. Sathish has accepted ISB’s offer. Poonam: Can ...”
March 8, 2017
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Round 3 or Round 1- That is the Question in the The Application Process forum
“At this time of the year applicants reach out to us with the perennial question “Shall I apply in Round 3 or should I wait for R 1 in the next application season?” Well, I tell them that there is no ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to this question. The answer depends on their personal situation, ...”
March 2, 2017
myEssayReview posted a new topic called 10 Key Steps You Can Take to get off the ‘Waitlist’ in the The Application Process forum
“This happens every year. You have invested significant amount of time and effort into your MBA applications, have done well at your interview, and are now waiting eagerly to get that coveted admit offer. Instead, you receive that discouraging letter that you have been ‘waitlisted’. Being on ...”
February 23, 2017
myEssayReview posted a new topic called UT Austin McCombs Essay Questions Analysis -2016-17 in the The Application Process forum
“MBA application deadlines Round 1: Application deadline: October 11, 2016 at 11:59pm CT, Decision date: December 20, 2016 Round 2: Application deadline: January 10, 2017 at 11:59pm CT, Decision date: March 29, 2017 Round 3: Final application deadline: April 4, 2017 at 11:59pm ...”
August 2, 2016
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Emory / Goizueta MBA Essay Questions Tips 2016-17 in the The Application Process forum
“Emory Goizueta 2016-17 MBA Application Deadlines: Application Deadline Decision Notification Round 1 October 14, 2016 December 1, 2016 Round 2* November 11, 2016 January 26, 2017 Round 3** January 4, 2017 March 3, 2017 (Domestic and One-Year Int''l) March 10, 2017 (2 Year ...”
July 23, 2016
myEssayReview posted a new topic called School Selection- Choosing the Right B Schools in the The Application Process forum
“At this time of the year, some B school applicants have already selected their target schools after thorough research, while some are still trying to figure out which schools will best meet their requirements. Indeed, one of the most time consuming parts of the grueling MBA admission process is ...”
July 15, 2016
myEssayReview posted a new topic called An Indian Female Candidate’s Journey to Booth in the The Application Process forum
“Poonam, founder and president of myEssayReview, is publishing interviews of her most successful students of 2015-16 application season. This is the latest in the series. Here is a chat with Ritika, now a first year student of the weekend MBA program at the prestigious Booth. Poonam: Can you tell ...”
July 12, 2016
myEssayReview posted a new topic called School Representatives ShareInsights at AIGAC Conference-P-2 in the The Application Process forum
“Admissions consultants from around the world met with admissions directors from most of the top schools at the 9th AIGAC conference at MIT. Held at MIT (June 14-15) with visits to Tuck (June 13), HBS (June 16), and Babson and Fletcher June 17), the conference was an enriching experience. The ...”
July 3, 2016
myEssayReview posted a new topic called School Representatives Share Insights at AIGAC Conference in the The Application Process forum
“Admissions consultants from around the world met with admissions directors from most of the top schools at the 9th AIGAC conference at MIT. Held at MIT (June 14-15) with visits to Tuck (June 13), HBS (June 16), and Babson and Fletcher (June 17), the conference was an enriching experience. ...”
July 1, 2016
myEssayReview posted a new topic called The Importance of Extracurricular Activities in B- School Ap in the The Application Process forum
“It is true that business schools evaluate candidates for their academic excellence, professional experience, leadership roles, and career progression and goals. But they also give significant weight to their extracurricular and community service activities because they want candidates who are not ...”
June 9, 2016
myEssayReview posted a reply to Best Affordable Essay Review Services (e.g. essaycritique.bl in the The Application Process forum
“Hi, myEssayReview (MER) provides essay review services at affordable rates.You may refer to the following link on the GMAT Club for more information on MER services: http://gmatclub.com/coupon-codes-and-discounts/myessayreview-discount?fl=menu For more details email me at ...”
June 9, 2016
myEssayReview posted a new topic called ISB Essay Questions Analysis – 2016-17 in the The Application Process forum
“ISB Application Deadlines: Cycle 1 Application Deadline: October 15, 2016 Offer Date: December 05, 2016 Cycle 2 Application Deadline: January 15, 2017 Offer Date: March 5, 2017 Non-Indian Passport Holders Application Deadline: January 15, 2017 Interview: within 30 days of application ...”
May 16, 2016
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Helpful Tips for Reapplicants in the The Application Process forum
“Well, you had applied to your target schools last year and your applications were not accepted. We all know that every year it is getting harder to get into top MBA programs; the seats are few and the competition is fierce. Every single season, the top schools reject thousands of highly qualified ...”
May 5, 2016
myEssayReview posted a new topic called An Indian Reapplicant’s Success Story- from 4 Rejects to 3 S in the The Application Process forum
“Poonam, founder and president of myEssayReview, is publishing interviews of her successful students of Round 1 this year. This is the latest in the series. Here is a chat with Tanay, a re-applicant, who was accepted into 3 schools (Boston Questrom, Maryland, Carlson ) with scholarships. ...”
April 27, 2016
myEssayReview posted a new topic called An American Candidate’s Journey to Emory with $$$$ in the The Application Process forum
“Poonam, founder and president of myEssayReview, is now publishing interviews of her most successful students of Round 1 of 2015-16 application season. This is the second in the series. Here is a chat with Ryan, who is accepted into full time MBA program of Goizueta Business School (Emory)with ...”
March 29, 2016
myEssayReview posted a new topic called A Brazilian Candidate’s Story- Accepted into 4 Top Schools in the The Application Process forum
“Poonam, founder and president of myEssayReview, is now publishing interviews of her most successful students of Round 1 of 2015-16 application season. This is the first in the series. Here is a chat with Eduardo Silva, who has been accepted into UCLA, Yale, and Kellogg with substantial ...”
March 16, 2016
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Letters of Recommendation - Useful Tips for Round 2 appl in the The Application Process forum
“Letters of recommendation are a critical part of your overall application package—they provide the only outside information the admissions committee receives about you. A recommendation can validate claims you have made in your essays. Also, it can add stories that you cannot fit into your essays ...”
November 3, 2015
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Tepper MBA Essay Questions Analysis 2015-16 in the The Application Process forum
“Application Deadliness Round 1 Oct. 5, 2015 Round 2 Jan. 4, 2016 Round 3 Mar. 15, 2016 Round 4 ...”
August 14, 2015
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Duke Fuqua Essay Questions Analysis- 2015-16 in the The Application Process forum
“Deadlines Early action: Application deadline: September 15, 2015 at 11:59pm EST, decision date: October 26, 2015 Round 1: Application deadline: October 14, 2015 at 11:59pm EST, decision date: December 17, 2015 Round 2: Application deadline: January 5, 2016 at 11:59pm EST, decision date: ...”
July 16, 2015
myEssayReview posted a reply to Help regarding choosing a consultant in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Abhirox, I agree most people get a reference form friend or just search the web for good consultants.Then tehy short list a couple of them and schedule free consultation with them. In the free consultation meeting, they ''interview'' the consultants with their specific questions/concerns . ...”
July 16, 2015
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Ross Essay Questions Analysis 2015-16 in the The Application Process forum
“Dates & Deadlines Application Deadline Decisions Announced Round 1 October 04, 2015 December 18, 2015 Round 2 January 05, 2016 March 18, 2016 Round 3 March 21, 2016 May 13, 2016 This year’s application process has three rounds. You must submit undergraduate and graduate ...”
July 4, 2015
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Yale Essay Question Analysis 2015-16 in the The Application Process forum
“From Yale Website: Application Deadlines Round 1 Application Deadline: September 16, 2015 Decision Release: December 7, 2015 Enrollment Deadline: February 12, 2016 Round 2 Application Deadline: January 7, 2016 Decision Release: March 25, 2016 Enrollment Deadline: May 6, 2016 ...”
July 4, 2015
myEssayReview posted a new topic called INSEAD Essay Questions Analysis 2015-16 in the The Application Process forum
“The MBA application form for the September 2016 intake of INSEAD’s MBA is now live. The essay questions remain the same; however, there are some changes to the functionality of the form itself. First, all essay questions are now embedded in the form so that essays no longer need to be uploaded ...”
June 22, 2015
myEssayReview posted a new topic called ISB Essay Questions Analysis – 2015-16 in the The Application Process forum
“ISB Application Deadlines: Round 1: October 15, 2015 (11:59 pm India Standard time) Round 2: January 5, 2016 (11:59 pm India Standard time) From ISB Website: Selection Criteria: Each one of you is unique for us at the ISB. However, to give yourself that extra edge, there are a few ...”
June 11, 2015
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Getting Ready for Round 1 in the The Application Process forum
“Well, it’s that time of the year when MBA applicants are gearing themselves for Round 1 applications. Some of them have already aced the GMAT and are busy with school selection process, some are prepping themselves to retake GMAT to improve your score, while a few of them must be done with both ...”
June 11, 2015
myEssayReview posted a new topic called myEssayReview Interviews an LBS Student in the The Application Process forum
“Poonam, CEO and founder of myEssayReview, is publishing interviews of her successful students. This is the latest in the series. Here is a chat with Manual who recently graduated with distinction from the MiF program of the prestigious London Business School. Poonam: First of all, ...”
February 3, 2015
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Interview of an IESE Student in the The Application Process forum
“Poonam, CEO and founder of myEssayReview, is publishing interviews of her successful students. This is the latest in the series. Here is a chat with Daniel Araujo, second year student at the Global EMBA program of IESE. Poonam: Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where are you from? Where ...”
January 27, 2015
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Helpful Proofreading Tips for Non-Native Applicants in the The Application Process forum
“Round 2 applicants! I am sure you must have spent the last couple of weeks writing, rewriting, revising, and editing your essay multiple times making sure that you have addressed the essay question effectively and persuasively within the prescribed word limit. Some of you must have already submitted ...”
January 13, 2015
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Purdue Krannert Essay Questions Analysis - 2014-15 in the The Application Process forum
“Round Application Deadline Application Round 2 (Priority Round) November 16 – January 15 Application Round 3 (Final International Round) January 16 – March 1 Application Round 4 (Final Domestic Round) March 2nd – May 1, or until classes are full From Purdue Website: At Purdue, ...”
January 13, 2015
myEssayReview posted a new topic called ‘ Be Creative ‘ in Your Essays in the The Application Process forum
“With round 2 deadlines approaching fast, the applicants must be reflecting on their best stories for their essays to demonstrate their uniqueness to the Admission Committee. One of the greatest challenges that stares the applicants in their face is that every year, business schools come up with ...”
December 11, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Interview of a Student Accepted into Booth in the The Application Process forum
“Poonam, CEO and founder of myEssayReview, is now publishing interviews of her most recent successful students. This is the first in the series. Here is a chat with Srinivas who has recently been accepted into the part time winter program of the prestigious Chicago Booth. Poonam: Can you tell ...”
December 4, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Booth Essay Questions Analysis ( Evening Program) - 2014-1 in the The Application Process forum
“EVENING MBA- 2.5 TO 3 YEARS Chicago Booth Evening MBA Program admits new students four times per year, for the Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters. From Booth website: Application Deadlines: Quarter Application Due LAUNCH * Classes Start Winter 2015 Friday, October 3, 2014 ...”
December 4, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called ISB Essay Questions Analysis 2014-15 in the The Application Process forum
“Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Application Deadline September 15, 2014 November 30, 2014 Offer Date November 15, 2014 February 15, 2015 Acceptance Date 15 days from the date of the offer 15 days from the date of the offer From ISB website: Q1. Innovation or doing things differently it is said is a key to ...”
November 8, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called B - School Application Essays– ‘Less is More ‘ in the The Application Process forum
“This article first appeared in September issue of ''Valley India Times''. Since the past couple of years, B- schools have been cutting down on the number of application essays and their word limits every year. To cite an example ,two years back, Ross Business School, needed the applicants to ...”
October 3, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays-Week# 13-Tip # 13 in the The Application Process forum
“ Proofread, Proofread, Proofread So you have written, rewritten, and revised your essay multiple times and have made sure that you have adequately addressed all parts of the essay question within the prescribed word limit effectively and persuasively. Now the last step is to get your essays ...”
August 24, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays Week #12- Tip #12 in the The Application Process forum
“Choose Your Words Wisely Every year, B schools are cutting down on the number of essays and the word limits of essays they require their prospective students to write. What is the reason behind this changing trend? We all know that Admission officers have thousands of applications to review, so ...”
August 15, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays-Week #11-Tip #11 in the The Application Process forum
“Conclude your Story Well Sometimes I read essays with compelling stories, impressive accomplishments, and flawless writing, but when I am done reading them, I feel something is lacking. What is that? -- An effective conclusion. When you forget to wrap up his/her story, it leaves the reader ...”
August 3, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays-Week 10Tip #10 in the The Application Process forum
“Avoid Using Quotations When writing admission essays, most applicants tend to use quotes of famous and distinguished people ( leaders, philosophers, and scientists etc.) who have made a positive impact in the lives of future generations. It is a general perception that using quotations of eminent ...”
July 26, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays Week #9- Tip #9 in the The Application Process forum
“Use Transitional Expressions Last week, we had discussed the use of specific details and examples for making our stories in application essays engaging and persuasive. This week, we will discuss how we can use transitional expressions to make these specific anecdotes/ details cohere and stick ...”
July 18, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called McCombs Essay Questions Analysis 2014-15 in the The Application Process forum
“Application Deadlines: Round 1 Deadline: October 14, 2014 Notification: December 18, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: January 6, 2015 Notification: March 26, 2015 Round 3 Deadline: March 24, 2015 Notification: May 21, 2015 From Mc Combs website: “Each year, like most business schools, we ...”
July 10, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays Week # 8-Tip # 8 in the The Application Process forum
“Provide Specific Details One of the most common pitfalls of Admission essays is the writers’ inability to use specific examples or details and share stories that are filled with vague generalities. To be able to make sense of your story and appreciate it as well, the reader needs to know the ...”
July 9, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays- Week # 7-Tip #7 in the The Application Process forum
“Do Not Use Passive Voice When narrating your personal and professional stories, make sure to be personal. Your experiences and accomplishments, irrespective of how impressive they are, will fail to make an impression on the reader if they are written in passive voice. I often come across essays ...”
July 3, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays -Week # 6-Tip # 6 in the The Application Process forum
“ Do Not Use Jargon It has been a common experience for me to review essays filled with technical terms of the applicant’s industry. Whether it is ‘leadership’ essay, ‘setback’ essay, ‘goals’ essay, ‘ethical dilemma’ or even ‘background’ essay, some applicants inadvertently ...”
June 27, 2014
myEssayReview posted a reply to GMAT Score 680- Retake? in the The Application Process forum
“I absolutely agree with Bhavik. GMAT is just one, though very important, component of your candidacy . The quality of your work experience,your accomplishments, leadership experiences, extra curricular activities, and community involvement are other significant parts of your profile. If your ...”
June 21, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays: Week # 5 Tip # 5 in the The Application Process forum
“Organize Your Story Well Proper structure is a key component of effective essays. It is a glue that blends together all the pieces of your story. Whether you are narrating your cultural experience, setback or ethical dilemma experience or are discussing your career progression story leading to ...”
June 21, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Develping Engaging Stories for MBA Essays- Week # 4- Tip # 4 in the The Application Process forum
“Make your Introduction Compelling The beginning of your essay must attract the reader’s attention and make them want to keep reading your essay. The Ad Com have to review thousands of essays, and they don''t have more than a couple of minutes for each essay, so you want to make the first few ...”
June 11, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays Week #3- Tip # 3 in the The Application Process forum
“In the past two weeks, I have discussed the following first three important steps in the process of developing engaging stories for MBA essays: 1. comprehending the essay prompt, 2. brainstorming/gathering ideas for the essay prompt, and 3. putting down those ideas on paper Now let’s ...”
June 4, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays -Tip # 2 in the The Application Process forum
“Brainstorm Ideas/Stories Last week, I had discussed the first step in the process of developing engaging and compelling stories for MBA essays i.e. Comprehend the Essay Prompt. Once you get an understanding of what the question expects you to discuss, begin brainstorming ideas / stories to be ...”
May 29, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Developing Engaging Stories for Your Essays in the The Application Process forum
“The next application season is fast approaching, and B-school aspirants have already started gearing up for putting together various aspects of their application package. Some of you must be preparing for your GMAT while some must be busy researching schools and reaching out to the alumni/current ...”
May 21, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Getting Ready for Fall in the The Application Process forum
“Getting Ready for Fall With all Round 3 applications submitted, it is that time of the year when I revel in the success of my students who so enthusiastically shared with me the news of their success. Also, it’s time to begin preparing myself for the next application season. As I take this ...”
May 6, 2014
myEssayReview posted a new topic called MBA Résumé- Mistakes You Can Avoid in the The Application Process forum
“Résumé is a critical part of the MBA applications, yet it is often the most neglected one. Your résumé demands as much of your attention as your essays do. In fact, résumé is your first introduction to the Ad Com, so it should be impactful enough to make them want to know more about you ...”
October 7, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to Proofreading Tips for Non-Natives in the The Application Process forum
“Thanks! I am glad it helped:)”
September 4, 2013
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Proofreading Tips for Non-Natives in the The Application Process forum
“All the top MBA programs encourage international applicants because they bring diversity into the classroom. The biggest challenge all Indian applicants (especially Male/IT) encounter in their journey to their coveted B-schools in the US is that they belong to the most competitive applicant pool. ...”
August 20, 2013
myEssayReview posted a new topic called ‘Leadership’ Questions in the The Application Process forum
“Since last year, I have received number of emails from applicants telling me how my article titled "How To Show Leadership When You Don’t Have Reporting Responsibilities" helped them brainstorm ideas for their leadership stories. Recently, an applicant reached out to me with a couple ...”
August 9, 2013
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Darden Essay Question Analysis - 2013-2014 in the The Application Process forum
“Like last year, Darden again requires you to write only one essay question for the 2013-2014 admissions cycle. Let us take a look at the question: Share your thought process as you encountered a challenging work situation or complex problem. What did you learn about yourself? (500 words ...”
July 9, 2013
myEssayReview posted a new topic called ISB Essay Questions Analysis- 2013-2014 in the The Application Process forum
“ISB has changed its applications package for its PGP applicants for 2014 batch. Last year, ISB applicants had written 3 required essay questions (300 words each) and one video response question. This year’s applicants will submit 3 required questions (300 words each, but different prompts), and ...”
June 21, 2013
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Ross Application Essay Questions Analysis- 2013-2014 in the The Application Process forum
“Ross has released its essay questions for 2013-2014. Instead of five questions from last year, this year’s applicants will be answering four questions, and instead of 1700 words, they now have only 1250 words to present their candidacy. Ross has eliminated last year’s question about ...”
June 5, 2013
myEssayReview posted a new topic called How Should I Choose Stories for Essays? in the The Application Process forum
“In response to my blog titled Common Mistakes You Should Avoid in Your Essays, I received emails from applicants with some interesting queries regarding stories to be used in essays. I would like to share their questions and my responses to the questions: Question #1 Are these stories supposed to ...”
June 1, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to when shall an applicant apply? in the The Application Process forum
“You should have three years of work experience at the time of applying.”
June 1, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to How to Make School-Selection Process Easy? in the The Application Process forum
“Thanks!! I am glad it helped.:)”
May 28, 2013
myEssayReview posted a new topic called How to Make School-Selection Process Easy? in the The Application Process forum
“The first and the most difficult question that stares you in the face after you make a decision to go for a management degree as the next huge step in your career is– ‘Which schools should I apply to?’ This is indeed a difficult choice; however, with proper planning, research and initiative, ...”
May 23, 2013
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Mistakes You Should Avoid in Your Application Essays in the The Application Process forum
“Well, the application season is over, and all the applicants I worked with (except one) have submitted their applications for R- 3 as well. I think now it’s time to reflect on the common mistakes I have noticed when working with the applicants on their essays. Below are some of the common ...”
May 16, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to Recommendation Letter? in the The Application Process forum
“Since this is a company''s policy ,and not at all your fault, you should stop fretting over it. May be, you can get from your company what they are willing to provide you - feedback on your personality, and then explain in your optional essay that they DO NOT provide their feedback on the ...”
May 15, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to Recommendation Letter? in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Nakul, I hope you have worked at some other company before from where you can get a recommendation letter. I concur with Apple Point- you should definitively explain this in your optional essay to let the Ad Com know why you have not provided recommendation letter from your immediate ...”
May 14, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to HELP! GMAT Dillema in the The Application Process forum
“I agree. You should take the test only when you are well- prepared and are confident of doing well. Good luck!”
May 14, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to Please help me review my qualification to apply MBA in the The Application Process forum
“Absolutely. B-schools like to see a balanced GMAT; with a perfect qaunt score and an extremely low verbal score, your GMAT score is highly unbalanced. So I would also suggest that you retake GMAT and try to raise it to at least 660. Three years'' experience should be fine;however, what matters the ...”
April 30, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to question about long term goal in the The Application Process forum
“I would not worry if your long term is at a high level.If your short term goal is specific and realistic , and you can establish a link between your long term and short term goal, demonstrating how you envision to achieve it, I think it''s absolutely fine to be ambitious and a dreamer.”
April 26, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to Best time to write Essays in the The Application Process forum
“Before B-school release their essay questions, you may begin brainstorming your ideas for essays. Even though B-schools change their essay topics from one year to another, you can still do some ground work that will help you organizing your ideas for essays. All schools will expect you to write ...”
April 26, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to Global leadership essay in the The Application Process forum
“For an essay question like this, you should take care to avoid writing about leadership in a vacuum. You may begin with your perspective of global leadership and then illustrate that with an example from your professional life. For example, if you think the hallmark of effective leadership is ...”
January 24, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to Global leadership essay in the The Application Process forum
“We need to have the name of the school and the essay prompt to be able to offer some insight on this essay.”
January 22, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to Profile Evaluation: 700; 7 yrs work-ex, top Indian univ. in the The Application Process forum
“You have an impressive profile.However, your chances at the seven schools you have listed would largely depend on how well you showcase your candidacy to set you apart from other candidates.Your resume, recommendations letters, and most importantly,your essays will play a critical role in ...”
January 11, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to Essays on wordprom.com - Genuine or Fake ? in the The Application Process forum
“I have not looked at wordprom.com so I can''t offer you my insight......You may want to visit the websites of other admission consulting companies to see the presentation style of sample essays of successful applicants.”
January 5, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to COX Essay #2A in the The Application Process forum
“You can begin your story with the leadership responsibilities you held during college and then move on to the leadership roles in your professional career and then discuss your role as a team leader at the NGO.After discussing your past leadership experience, explain how you will leverage your ...”
January 3, 2013
myEssayReview posted a reply to Profile Evaluation - HELP! in the The Application Process forum
“The average score of all of the schools you have mentioned falls within 700- 720. The only weak area in your profile is your GMAT, and improving you GMAT is well within your control. Retake GMAT one more time with thorough preparation and aim at getting an excellent score. Perseverance is the ...”
December 24, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Profile Evaluation - HELP! in the The Application Process forum
“Your profile seems good in terms of work experience, leadership roles ,and extra curricular activities.You will be competitive for all of your target schools if you get a solid GMAT score (720+)in your second attempt. After getting a stellar GMAT score,your next challenge will be to effectively ...”
December 22, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to How technical should a resume be? in the The Application Process forum
“Absolutely!!It is the right approach.Your MBA resume should be free of industry jargon.Make sure your 1-page resume provides a clear and concise picture of your skills, experience, accomplishments (quantifiable), education,and interests/hobbies.”
December 22, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Essay Q: CBS Personal Experience in the The Application Process forum
“I think your fear is rational.This might be read by the AD Com as a professional topic since your story is eventually leading to realizing your professional goals. The essay prompt is clearly asking you about a personal experience that has shaped your personality.So you want to reflect on a ...”
November 25, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Peer Recommender?? in the The Application Process forum
“I would also go with your peer or teacher who you have been in touch with all these years.”
November 21, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Please help - Profile Evaluation in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Akshay, Your WE seems to be fine, but you have not mentioned the number of years you have worked. Regarding school selection as per your GMAT score, I would not apply with a 590 .I would retake GMAT, score a decent 700+ score and then begin researching schools that match my interests and ...”
November 20, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Indian School of Business - Cycle 1 vs Cycle 2 in the The Application Process forum
“Ranjit, you should apply when you are confident that all parts of your application are strong- GMAT score, professional accomplishments, essays, resume and recommendation letters.”
October 29, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Video Response Question - ISB ( 2012 - 2013) in the The Application Process forum
“It is a good sample for ISB video response question.However, I would not try to do something exactly like this . Instead, I would do some self introspection and identify what life means to me and how my perspective of life makes me unique. Please I would make sure that in an effort to shoot at ...”
October 29, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Laid-off yesterday. Will this be a negative mark on my apps? in the The Application Process forum
“You may want to use your optional essay to explain this situation. Also, put in your best effort to get an excellent GMAT score and put together a strong application package. Good luck with your application.”
October 29, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Timeline? I have not taken the GMAT yet in the The Application Process forum
“If you have not at all worked on any other part of the application package so far,and would now begin preparing for your GMAT scheduled for December end , you hardly have any time to apply in the Round -2. Unless you are super keen to apply in Round -3, I would suggest you to give yourself more ...”
October 26, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Question pertaining to the goals essay. in the The Application Process forum
“Indeed, pruning down an essay to the allowed word limit is one of the biggest challenges in writing application essays, but with significant structure modifications, it is always possible to adhere to the prescribed word limit without compromising on the content.”
October 15, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the The Application Process forum
“Please provide more details about your profile to enable us to evaluate it.”
October 7, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Length of essays in the The Application Process forum
“I am curious to know the name of this school that doesn''t specify word limit for application essays.”
October 6, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Optional Essay: Should I write it? Please advise in the The Application Process forum
“If you think there was any valid reason for average GPA,please explain that story. Also, I agree that more than six months gap needs to be explained.”
October 5, 2012
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Darden Essay Question Analysis 2012-2013 in the The Application Process forum
“Like last year, Darden requires only one main essay question this year as well. Let us take a look at the question: Share your thought process as you encountered a challenging work situation or complex problem. How did this experience change your perspective? (500 words maximum) 1.What is ...”
September 27, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to How Focused Do You Need to Be? in the The Application Process forum
“You are right in saying that part of your '''' interest in an MBA is learning what is out there.''''. Now try to specify what that learning is and how it connects to your goals. You know it already that "An MBA would be invaluable for giving me the skills and networking opportunities to ...”
September 24, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to 32 Too Old? in the The Application Process forum
“At 31, you are just fine for top 15 B-schools:)If you feel an MBA makes sense to you now and not earlier,go ahead and apply for it. Good luck on your application!!!”
September 20, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Question on Recommendation Letters in the The Application Process forum
“You sure can get a reco from your immediate boss''s boss.”
September 15, 2012
myEssayReview posted a new topic called How to show Leadership without reporting responsibilities? in the The Application Process forum
“A lot of people equate leadership to having managerial or supervisory responsibilities. In reality, a leader and a manager are very different. A manager copes with complexity and brings order and predictability to a situation, whereas a leader shows how to cope with rapid changes. This is not to say ...”
September 6, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Goals Analysis....!!!! in the The Application Process forum
“Also, you are expected to be more specific about your short term goals , but you can afford to be a visionary with regard to your long term goal. Still, there has to be realistic connection between your short term and long term goals.”
September 6, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to HBS Essay Questions in the The Application Process forum
“NO. It''s not at all a good idea. HBS has provided you only 800 words to present your self and you don''t want to use all of them by discussing just one accomplishment, that too, with flaws.Frankly speaking,I don''t understand how one story can answer both the essay prompts ( 1."Tell us ...”
September 6, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Canadian Afghanistan vet to b-school? in the The Application Process forum
“Spectacular!!!! At 26, you already have 10 years of military experience. This is exceptional,and this alone sets you part from other candidates. Your question : What are my chances of getting into a top business school with my experience, stories, an ok but not amazing average and lets say ...”
September 6, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to someone who changed the world? in the The Application Process forum
“Definitely, this essay prompt expects you to discuss at length about a person who, in your opinion, has influenced the business world. Make sure you substantiate your opinion by real-life examples. The second part of the prompt tells you to explain how this person''s perspective, philosophy and ...”
September 5, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to someone who changed the world? in the The Application Process forum
“Could you please let us know the complete essay prompt to enable us to provide you a better advice ?”
September 5, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Transcripts - Help in the The Application Process forum
“Yes, your mark sheets are your transcripts. If your final semester mark sheet shows the individual subject marks for the 8-th semester and consolidated marks for your previous semesters , you should submit that along with your degree certificate. I do not think you have anything to worry ...”
September 3, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to GMAT 680 SUGGESTIONS PLZ in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Arpit, I don''t think you should fret so much about these scores. In my opinion,your AWA score is average, not poor ,and your IR score is good, not great. So you are fine. I hope it helped.”
September 2, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to GMAT 680 SUGGESTIONS PLZ in the The Application Process forum
“Good luck, Arpit.Let me know if you need my help with your essays.”
August 28, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to GMAT 680 SUGGESTIONS PLZ in the The Application Process forum
“Sorry for the delayed response. Your profile is brilliant. Indeed, your accomplishments in spots are exemplary and makes me wonder why you are not representing India in the next Olympics. Trust me, your sports accomplishments will distinguish you from the other candidates and schools will want ...”
August 26, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Stanford GSB letters of reference in the The Application Process forum
“Yes, professional means ''job only'' . However, you do not your recos to be less than stellar.So one-sided recos would not leave the desired impact.”
August 24, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Stanford GSB letters of reference in the The Application Process forum
“Have you worked at only one place so far? If not, you may take reco from your previous employer.In case you have worked with only one company so far, a reco from your scientific advisor is also fine. I hope it helped.”
August 24, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to GMAT 680 SUGGESTIONS PLZ in the The Application Process forum
“You have more work experience than is required by most top schools .You are also a sportsperson which is great. Please tell us more about your profile to be able to advise you on the selection of schools. Based on the information provided by you,I suggest you should apply to schools where the ...”
August 24, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Redundancy in Application? in the The Application Process forum
“I would concur with Jon here. You will elaborate in your essays what you have just listed in bullet points in your resume, and what your recommender has stated in probable one or two sentences in your reco. All these are different parts of YOUR application package ,and they should reinforce the same ...”
August 21, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Newbie question in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Nasreen, Your email doesn''t provide any specifics about your profile: work experience, GMAT score, GPA, extra curricular activities, and your goals. Based on the information provided by you, it is difficult for anyone to give you any advice.”
August 21, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Low Undergrad GPA. Do i need extra classes? in the The Application Process forum
“You can offset your low GPA by a stellar GMAT Score.In spite of a good graduate gpa ,it will be difficult to compete with a low undergraduate gpa and a low GMAT score .I suggest that you aim for a higher GMAT (700 );in addition, you may consider taking a class or two.The rest depends on other parts ...”
August 17, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to GMAT 700. Is it good enough to apply? in the The Application Process forum
“700 is good score, though not a great one. You have a good gpa , too.You can still apply if other parts of your profile i.e. work experience , international experience , extra curricular,and community involvement) are positioned well in your essays, resume and recos.”
August 17, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Resume as source of new info or reinforcement? in the The Application Process forum
“In the online application, all the information about you (nature of business, responsibilities ,greatest challenge, greatest accomplishment) is scattered in different sections. Also each section , as you say, is 200 characters , which is roughly two sentences. On the other hand, resume serves ...”
August 15, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Admission Counsellor - New Delhi / NCR in the The Application Process forum
“Is there any specific reason you want to limit yourself to geographical boundaries? I, as well as many other admission consultants ,work online with applicants from all over the world with good success rate.So you may look for other options as well along with the ones you have listed.”
August 15, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Resume as source of new info or reinforcement? in the The Application Process forum
“Resume is a complete picture of your profile , your first introduction to the Ad Come, with special emphasis on your accomplishments under each job position. All the 4 sections in the online application listed by you (academic history,employment history,extra curricular,awards and recognition)do ...”
August 14, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Attending a class in the The Application Process forum
“As you said, it is not an interview. You are going to attend this class to get a feel of the classroom culture, curriculum, and faculty of that school. So you may not want to dress in suit and tie. ”
August 14, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to What else can I do to strengthen my MBA application? in the The Application Process forum
“First of all, congratulations on getting a great GMAT score. From what you have stated her, you are progressing pretty well in your career . You have not mentioned for how long you have been working for that company. You are only 24 , so I am guessing you may not be working for long. Your ...”
August 13, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Optional essay no longer accepted (Stanford & HBS) in the The Application Process forum
“You can definitely explain your employment gap in the ''Additional Information'' section. Please do not get intimidated by the 500 characters. B-schools are evaluating applicants for precision and brevity. Just as you are putting in all that you need to say in two 400 words Harvard essays , ...”
August 11, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to UK 1 YEAR MBA in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Good that you want to do another MBA to ''boost up'' your career.However, you need to have a specific goal in mind as to which area you want to specialize in. You already have a general management degree from India , and you have one year work experience in supply management. Your selection of ...”
August 10, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Professional Resume - Word Count in the The Application Process forum
“I have worked with applicants with as much experience as you have ,and they could fit their work experience in one page. As you are aware, brevity is the key here.So follow the principle of ''less is more ''and try your best not to exceed one page.”
August 9, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Professional Resume - Word Count in the The Application Process forum
“Your MBA resume should include all of your professional history and accomplishments in the most precise and concise manner.As for the details,you have your essays to detail out those accomplishments. Actually,without taking a look at your resume, it is difficult to say if it would be overwhelming ...”
August 8, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to EMBA programs - local or travel? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The choice of nearby or faraway EMBA depend on what your priorities are.If the local EMBA program fulfills your needs/ interests, why would you take the trouble of traveling ? No one can advise you about this choice without looking at your profile or goals?”
August 8, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to where to apply? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“I am sorry, but 450 is a pretty low score for MBA program. I would suggest you take some time to retake the test.Good luck.”
August 8, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Only a prominent leadership role matters in a work exp 2+ ? in the The Application Process forum
“Wow, B-schools will be impressed to learn that you have founded 4 non-profit start-ups and co-founded one. Your question: Do b-schools look at the success of these start-ups or they see the effort and the idea put behind these?Out of these 5 only 2 have been successful and others are just very ...”
August 7, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Undergraduate Course Retake? in the The Application Process forum
“If your overall gpa is good, you need not fret about one C+ in your first semester. If you plan to apply this Fall, you should now focus on other parts of your application- resume, essays, recos etc. Also, you haven''t stated anything about your GMAT score. Do you still need to take it or you ...”
August 7, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to GMAT 760 - Which B schools to apply? in the The Application Process forum
“I agree with everyone here that nobody is interested in your high school and college achievements.They want to know what you did after college . The key here is to highlight your career progression and accomplishments at work. Also, selection of schools will be related to your your post MBA and ...”
August 7, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to What should a SOP contain. in the The Application Process forum
“I absolutely concur with essay snark.... The schools are interested in knowing about your goals, your need of an MBA to realize your goals,and your need of that particular school''s program where you are applying. For this you will have to research that school thoroughly so you can explain why ...”
August 6, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Low GPA score, please advise! in the The Application Process forum
“Low GPA is something you cannot change. However, other strong parts of your application can offset your low gpa i.e.impressive work experience with consistent career progression, great GMAT score,extra curricular activities, community service etc. Also, almost all B-schools provide you an ...”
August 6, 2012
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Analysis of Chicago ''s Essay Question # 1 in the The Application Process forum
“Like most B-Schools , Chicago Booth has also gone on a diet this year. While last year’s two required essay questions (excluding PPT presentation and re-applicant essay) allowed applicants to use 1350 words, this year they are allowed just 900 words. Apart from the standard ‘Goals’ essay, ...”
August 3, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Use this section to include any additional information...? in the The Application Process forum
“I feel your unique and interesting background should have been mentioned at the beginning of your Goals essay in order to make a connection between your past ( your background, past experience , present ( your skill set, your need to do an MBA) and future ( your future goals). Also, it could have ...”
August 2, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Does a lower second GMAT score really not matter? in the The Application Process forum
“I would also suggest not to fret too much on perfecting GMAT score and spend time in perfecting your essays.Trust me, essays take much longer time than most candidates think of.”
August 2, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Use this section to include any additional information...? in the The Application Process forum
“If you are sure you have practically said everything you want to say about your candidacy in your essays and resume and using additional information section will be only a repetition, then you may skip this section. But you have just mentioned that your transcript starts out with two Fs in the ...”
August 2, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Honest Advice in the The Application Process forum
“I don''t think you need to worry about your re -applicant status because you have done lot of worthwhile stuff during that period . All you need to do to do now is to advocate your case persuasively and convincingly to presents your candidacy in the best light. I would suggest take professional ...”
July 31, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Honest Advice in the The Application Process forum
“You have done a wonderful job during your period of unemployment , so you should highlight that in your essay.I have a question. Do you have only one essay question for EMBA?”
July 29, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Melbourne Business School in the The Application Process forum
“No one can answer this question without having knowledge of your profile and your goals.”
July 28, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Kellogg essay 1 in the The Application Process forum
“As you are aware, the essay prompt is entirely about influential factors in your personal life only, so you should only discuss stories about people or incidents that have impacted you in your personal life. It is true that your personal attributes will be reflected in your professional dealings ...”
July 28, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Does owning in the The Application Process forum
“You are doing a lot of good stuff ; owning a small business with full time job is impressive . Why do you think Ad Com would ignore all that and dinge you solely for not being very active in traditional extra curricular activities. Remember 4-5 positive factors in your profile will offset one ...”
July 25, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Does ICWA foundation help when I m applying for MBA in the The Application Process forum
“It all depends on what your post MBA goal is going to be . If you plan to go ahead in the field of accounting and economics, enrolling into the ICWA ( Cost accounting )will certainly be helpful. Good luck.”
July 25, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Does owning in the The Application Process forum
“You are owning a business with an $300-$1000/month. I don''t see any reason why you should not go ahead and talk about it in your application. It doesn''t matter if it is a small or big business ; what matters is you have invested your time, effort and skills in it and you are definitely growing ...”
July 25, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Is it okay to submit a 6-month-old rec letter? in the The Application Process forum
“I don''t think there should be any problem as long as you can explain your situation as to why you will be unemployed at the time of applying.”
July 24, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Consultants from Mumbai in the The Application Process forum
“I do not think you need to limit your self within geographical boundaries. I, as well as a large number of other consultants, work online , and it just works fine. Also, I hold Skype meetings or meetings on phone as per the convenience of the applicants. Even local applicants that I have worked ...”
July 22, 2012
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Harvard - The Post-Interview Reflection in the The Application Process forum
“3. Have the Last Word: The Post-Interview Reflection (conditional on being interviewed) From the admissions committee: “Following the interview, candidates are required to submit a written reflection using our online application system. This must be submitted within 24 hours following the ...”
July 22, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Re-applicant Essays and Achievements in the The Application Process forum
“As a re- applicant your focus should be on your accomplishments since you applied last time.You should show areas in which you have improved upon this year, the difference between last year''s version of you and the present version. 1. As for you previous achievements,you may just mention it but ...”
July 22, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Retired Military MBA Chances in the The Application Process forum
“Considering your military experience, you are not old at all.So cheer up.”
July 21, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Retired Military MBA Chances in the The Application Process forum
“We have already stated that with your stellar military experience and great GMAT score, you enjoy a special place in the applicant pool. All you need to do is create memorable essays and resume to impress the Ad Com.”
July 20, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Retired Military MBA Chances in the The Application Process forum
“Hi, Your profile is impressive.Even though your undergrad gpa is not great,( please don''t mention you failed a few classes one semester) your great gpa in Masters ,a 700+ GMAT and your experience as an Air force officer make you a strong candidate for MBA . You have everything in your ...”
July 20, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Question on Recommendation Letters in the The Application Process forum
“Hi, Congratulations on getting 700+ GMAT score. You have masters in Mechanical engineering,with a good gpa. You have six years of industry work experience. Now your question about the recommenders: 1.It''s always the best choice to choose a person who knows your work product inside and ...”
July 20, 2012
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Analysis of Ross Question # 4 ( B) 2012 - 2013 in the The Application Process forum
“Question # 4 Describe a personal challenge or obstacle and why you view it as such. How have you dealt with it? What have you learned from it? (300 word maximum) Looking at the phrasing of this you may begin wondering “Isn’t this question similar to essay question # 3? Yes, it does seem to be ...”
July 19, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Analysis of Essay Question # 3 - Ross ( 2012- 2013) in the The Application Process forum
“Thanks for your feedback,Jim. I appreciate it.”
July 18, 2012
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Analysis of Question # 4 - Ross (2012 - ) in the The Application Process forum
“Question # 4. You need to be careful in choosing content for this essay, because you have already discussed a part of your personality and interests/passion when introducing yourself in Essay 1. So you should consider these two questions as opportunities to show your uniqueness that sets you ...”
July 18, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Shruti, If you are planning to apply in R-1, September may be late for GMAT. Ideally, you should be spending August and September on your essays, recos etc, in case you are planning to apply to 4-5 schools, essay writing being the most time consuming process. - However, if you feel you can ...”
July 18, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Is it the right time for me for giving a GMAT. in the The Application Process forum
“If your goal is to get enrolled in the class of 2013, you should begin preparing for GMAT as soon as you can. However, the average work experience for most B-schools is 4-5 years, so you may want to consider waiting for one more year and make your profile stronger. Whether you apply this year or ...”
July 17, 2012
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Analysis of Essay Question # 3 - Ross ( 2012- 2013) in the The Application Process forum
“Essay Question # 3 Describe a time in your career when you were frustrated or disappointed. What did you learn from that experience? (500 word maximum) Through this essay question the AD Com expects you to share a frustrating or disappointing experience from your professional l life. So you need ...”
July 17, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to 5 or 6 years work experience in the The Application Process forum
“You can use optional essay question to provide context for your low gpa .Make sure your reason is genuine to convince them that your low GPA occurred due to circumstances beyond your control . To cite an example, one of the applicants I worked with had an excellent profile : a stellar GMAT ( ...”
July 17, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Question re Work Experience in the The Application Process forum
“Perfect.If you are applying to only 3-4 schools in the first round, you are absolutely going in the right direction by planning to begin working on your apps next week. Which schools you are planning to apply to?”
July 17, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Question re Work Experience in the The Application Process forum
“Yes, two months seems to me an aggressive time frame for applying to ten schools.Even though you will be working with a consultant, you will still need time to work on the guidelines / suggestions provided by him/her. Also, it depends on the working style of the consultant you will be working ...”
July 17, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to 5 or 6 years work experience in the The Application Process forum
“You are absolutely fine with five years of work experience. I don''t think you need to wait for another year. Good luck:)”
July 16, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Comprehensive B-School Research Google Doc in the The Application Process forum
“It''s a fabulous idea.”
July 16, 2012
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Analysis of Essay Question # 1 - Ross ( 2012 - 2013) in the The Application Process forum
“1. Introduce yourself to your future Ross classmates in 100 words or less. Undoubtedly, introducing yourself in 100 words is a daunting task. It is a test of your thinking and writing skills, a test of how concisely you can describe yourself. To brainstorm ideas, you may reflect on who you are ...”
July 16, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Not being in Job in the The Application Process forum
“Mr. Panday , You have not mentioned what those ''concerns'' are that are making you leave job before applying.You need to make a realistic and convincing case for your self as to why you are planning to resign. Is it for some creative pursuits, or for MBA preparation ,or for some family ...”
July 16, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Question re Work Experience in the The Application Process forum
“Work experience is counted from the day of joining or entering the class. About waiting for one more year, adding one more productive year of work experience to your profile will definitely make it stronger. However, you can make your candidacy shine now as well if you work diligently on all ...”
July 16, 2012
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Video Response Question - ISB ( 2012 - 2013) in the The Application Process forum
“With a view to get a sense of who you are beyond the printed word, ISB has added this year a video response question about your perception of life. A video on "Life to me is.........................( Please complete the following statement in your own words on Video) 90 Secs/15 MB The ...”
July 13, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to What can I do? A unique situation in the The Application Process forum
“Sure. You will definitely be competitive with a 720 + score. Good luck:)”
July 12, 2012
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Analysis of Essay Question # 3 ISB - 2012 - 2013 in the The Application Process forum
“Essay 3: Please provide additional information that will significantly affect the consideration of your application to the ISB. (300 words max) This “additional information’ question reads like an optional essay, but it is not. It is one of the required essays which provides you an ...”
July 12, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to does amount of time in new designation matters in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Vikram, If changing jobs means getting ''a promotion right away'', you should definitely go ahead and do it irrespective of how many months you will be in that job before you apply in the second round.Since promotions in your company have been further delayed, this will be your best move to ...”
July 12, 2012
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Analysis of Essay Question # 2 - ISB ( 2012-2013) in the The Application Process forum
“Essay 2: Where do you see yourself three years after you graduate from the ISB? (300 words max) A slight variation of the standard goals question, this essay prompt expects applicants to focus only on their post MBA goals. Although your focus should primarily be on the short term goals, you can ...”
July 11, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to How did you decide to move away from home/family to do MBA? in the The Application Process forum
“It is my understanding that getting out of comfort zone is essential to a person''s overall growth.( I did that when I moved from India to the US, and I have grown immensely during these 11 years.)A change can be a little daunting in the beginning, but it always turns out to be rewarding in the ...”
July 11, 2012
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Analysis of Essay Question # 1 for ISB (2012-2013) in the The Application Process forum
“Essay 1: Please make a strong case to differentiate yourself from an exceptional set of applicants applying for PGP 2013-14. You could cite personal/professional achievements to present your case. (300 words max) This is a pretty straightforward question. Last year’s essay prompt was to detail ...”
July 10, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Automotive/Engineering and Operations Firms Post-MBA in the The Application Process forum
“First of all, you need to be articulate about your goal. In order to carve out a career path, you MUST have an idea about where do you see yourself in the next 5 years or so. In order to know about career options in your industry, you will need to do research, and talk to people in your ...”
July 10, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to can I take gmat in october and join in fall 2013 in the The Application Process forum
“Hi KrGupta, Here is my answer to your second question: CAT and GMAT are pretty different exams.Still, if you have already prepared for CAT, you may have some advantage when you prepare for GMAT. 1. GMAT Quant may be at a slightly lower difficulty level than CAT Quant. However, you will ...”
July 9, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Is it the right time to apply to B-Schools abroad. in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Saurabh, Thanks for liking my feedback. I am glad I could , in some way , contribute to your decision about application process. If you have any questions during this one year, you may also email me at poonam@myessayreview.com. Good luck, Poonam”
July 9, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Am i lagging behind the schedule for Fall 2013? in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Jeevanantham, The best option would have been to get done with GMAT and TOFEL before beginning to work on other parts of application: essays , LOR''s etc. Your question: "Is that possible to get in to the track if i start preparing my SOP , LOR and all now itself and be ready with ...”
July 6, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Is it the right time to apply to B-Schools abroad. in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Saurabh, Thanks for your response. Here are answers to your questions: 1. Your score is very good considering that you are aiming for the top 30 schools. However, your verbal is average for top ten schools. 2. How do they county work experience? The schools count their candidates '' ...”
July 6, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Is it the right time to apply to B-Schools abroad. in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Saurabh, Your profile is impressive in every respect ( academics, awards,international experience, community experience etc.) except work experience. Two years'' experience , in my opinion, is on the lower side. Also, you still need to take your GMAT. (You haven''t stated what score are ...”
July 5, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Advice regarding Recommendations for ISB-YLP in the The Application Process forum
“If you can''t think of any professor who knows you well enough to write a reco for you, go ahead and request your internship boss for a reco. Good luck, Poonam”
July 3, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Advice regarding Recommendations for ISB-YLP in the The Application Process forum
“Congratulations on being selected for ISB. Recos commendations from peers are generally not recommended.Since you are still a student and cannot provide any references from your work,you may give your coordinator''s reference. You didn''t mention who is your first recommender? Being a student, ...”
June 30, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Admission Consultant vs. Campus Visits (Where to spend $$$?) in the The Application Process forum
“There is no doubt that a campus visit will definitely help you with ideas to draw up in your essays. So you should definitely do that. However, I do not think on -campus visits are substitutes to hiring services of admission consultants for they will work with you on your essays personally on ...”
June 29, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Help deciding recommenders in the The Application Process forum
“Getting a reco from your doubles partner is not at all a good idea as this will fall in friends category( you know it already). However, if you plan to join him as a volunteer consultant, and work with him for a couple of months (you don’t have more than 3 months now ) before your R-1 dead ...”
June 29, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Need honest advice on GMAT and admission! in the The Application Process forum
“No, I don''t think you need to retake GMAT .Your extraordinarily impressive profile more than outweighs your below 700 GMAT and low GPA. Your promising career is filled with amazing leadership stories and extra curricular activities which would definitely win over the Ad Com and they would be more ...”
June 27, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to ISB criteria for PGP interviews in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The AD Com reviews all parts of your application in totality -your strength in one area may outweigh weak or not so strong area of your profile. Your international exposure will definitely place you in an advantageous position. But 600 GMAT is a way below ISB''s average GMAT score -710.So in ...”
June 26, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Should I go for the GMAT now or later? in the The Application Process forum
“Sunil, If your target school is ISB, then also you will need 2-3 more years of work experience because the average work experience of ISB admits is five years. As for the GMAT, you may take it this year because you have enough time for preparation. Regarding selection of schools, you will ...”
June 25, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to 30 Years Old ... too old to apply ? in the The Application Process forum
“Applying at the age of 29 will not hurt because you will be adding more value to your application in terms of accomplishments in business in this one year.”
June 25, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Proof of Work Experience in the The Application Process forum
“I was wondering if it is possible for you to visit them to get this letter. If not, then I would suggest not to fret too much about it.You DO have evidence of work experience with them in the form of two documents you mentioned- ''letter of acceptance'' and ''acceptance of resignation.'' Good ...”
June 24, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to True that Columbia hates re-applicants? in the The Application Process forum
“I don''t think any school ''hates'' re -applicants. All they are looking for in candidates is improvement in profile.You need to demonstrate to the AD Com how you have improved your self in different areas, what you have accomplished and what you have learned since your rejection last year. ...”
June 23, 2012
myEssayReview posted a new topic called Guidelines for Writing Failure /Mistake Essay in the The Application Process forum
“Until last year, Tuck, Ross, HAAS, Wharton, Harvard and INSEAD, among other schools, had required their applicants to share their failure/ setback stories. INSEAD and Harvard have made it mandatory for their candidates this year as well; Wharton has skipped failure question this year, while Tuck, ...”
June 22, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Should I go for the GMAT now or later? in the The Application Process forum
“It is entirely up to you if you want to take GMAT now and get done with it, or take it next year.GMAT scores are valid for five years, so it makes sense to finish this part of the application process now and apply a year later when you are ready for it with more experience under your belt and better ...”
June 22, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to 2 years work experience for mba through GMAT in the The Application Process forum
“Yes, two years of work experience is a requirement for PGDM.”
June 20, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Proof of Work Experience in the The Application Process forum
“Your ''letter of appointment'' and ''letter of acceptance'' are clear evidences of your work experience with that company.Still, it doesn''t hurt to write to them and request them to provide you with a formal experience certificate.”
June 19, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Application process in the The Application Process forum
“Congrats on your 700+ score.You have successfully taken care of one part of the application package. Your question: Please help me on how to start and what things I should take care of before I start applying. Yes, it''s time for you to begin shortlisting schools that you want to apply to. The ...”
June 19, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to What can I do? A unique situation in the The Application Process forum
“Your story is moving as well as inspiring. You are an example of extraordinary courage, determination, and resilience. It is commendable that while battling with debilitating diseases, you not only continued with your education, but also worked full time,and finally came out to be a winner. Your ...”
June 16, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to GMAT Score vs. First Round Application in the The Application Process forum
“I would concur with Jon here. I also suggest that you should give yourself enough time and follow a methodical approach to work on all parts of your application starting with 7oo+GMAT score,and then moving on to excellent essays,recommendation letters,and resume to showcase your unique ...”
June 12, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Undergrad and B-School at Same University in the The Application Process forum
“I do not think it should make any difference as long as you can prove that the school''s specific offerings match your interest and needs to help you achieve your career goals. The Ad Com only care about how well you can answer the following questions; Do you have a clear plan for future? Are ...”
June 8, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Profile evaluation request in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Zesty, Four years of work experience is fine; however, the accomplishments you have made during those years will play a key role in determining your chances of success. Your GMAT is good, though not excellent. You have strong extracurricular experience, and some community work experience ...”
June 4, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Which is the best? in the Sentence Correction forum
“I agree. eGMAT is the best.”
May 28, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to What kind of work experience qualifies as "work experie in the The Application Process forum
“You need to make a good case for yourself as to why you dropped out of MBA and moved to the USA, took a job as a waiter,did it for awhile , and now wish to do MBA in marketing.Remember, during these four years you were not sitting idle watching matches or movies.You were working and that work ...”
May 26, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to HBS Essays - How to approach ? in the The Application Process forum
“Since you have to submit your final post-interview reflection within 24 hours of interviewing, you should do some ground work for this question in advance in order to avoid panic at the last moment. Here is what I think you can do to approach this question: 1. First, before the interview note ...”
May 24, 2012
myEssayReview posted a new topic called How to Write Compelling Admission Essays? in the The Application Process forum
“Business Schools have started releasing their application essay questions. Harvard and INSEAD have already published them. Here are some suggestions to make your applications essays a compelling read. 1. Start Early : Do not procrastinate. Start early, so you have enough time to plan, draft ...”
May 23, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to HBS Essays - How to approach ? in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Shashank, You are right- saying it all in 400 words is indeed a challenge.Harvard aims to evaluate you not only on your accomplishments or set backs but also on your skill in communicating your story within the prescribed word limit.Brevity is the key here. I still believe that Harvard has ...”
May 23, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to HBS Essays - How to approach ? in the The Application Process forum
“How should one approach these questions? Essays required for all applicants: Tell us about something you did well. (400 words) Tell us about something you wish you had done better. (400 words) Q.1. Tell us about something you did well. (400 words) Harvard has reworded its ...”
May 22, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Question about application essays in the The Application Process forum
“Most schools begin releasing their application essay questions in June.Thanks.”
May 21, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Scores Considered in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Kartik, You have made significant improvement in the second attempt. However, I would still suggest you to take the GMAT again aiming to get 50 in quant (your quant dropped a little bit in the second attempt) while maintaining 35 in verbal///this will take you beyond 700...GMAT score of 700+ ...”
May 18, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Question about application essays in the The Application Process forum
“Absolutely true!!!!An essay without specific goals definitely gives this message to the Ad Com :"I am directionless,I don''t know why I am applying." Please don''t write "I want to broaden my horizons in order to find a career in which i can put passion to practice" . Be as ...”
May 17, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Admission Consultants: Hourly vs Package in the The Application Process forum
“I agree with Jon. Opting for a package instead of hourly service is definitely a better choice. Writing is a time-consuming process and most applicants require multiple edits (based on the guidelines/ feedback provided by their editors/consultants) to produce effective and persuasive essays. ...”
May 17, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Experts Please Suggest in the The Application Process forum
“You have heard it right. Indian applicant pool is extremely competitive.Hence more Work Experience and 700+ GMAT score for top 20. Even though Stern does not have a GMAT cut-off score, the average GMAT score for admitted applicants is above 700. GMAT is one of the components of your ...”
May 13, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Do several GMAT scores hurt you in the application process? in the The Application Process forum
“I agree. As long as you demonstrate significant improvement in each attempt, your are fine.”
May 11, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Choose between two recommenders... in the The Application Process forum
“Why do you think your college teacher would not know you as a student? He was your teacher who evaluated you, so he is bound to know your strengths and weaknesses as a student as well as a person.The assistant of your boss knows you as an intern and not as a person. From the information you have ...”
May 10, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Experts Please Suggest in the The Application Process forum
“Hi, It''s good you are planning to retake the GMAT.This time you should plan on scoring 720-760, if you are aiming for top 20 schools. Your work experience is also on the lower side.In order to strengthen your candidacy,you should gain work experience of two more years. Your extra ...”
May 8, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to When should I take the GMAT? in the The Application Process forum
“I would say give yourself at least at least six months before you apply. 1.For a decent score, you would need 3-4 months for your GMAT and another 3 months for the application process- resume, recommendation letters, and essays etc. 2.You can take the GMAT when ever you are ready - six ...”
May 2, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to R1 vs R2 Applications in the The Application Process forum
“It depends how prepared you are at the moment. Have you taken your GMAT? If yes,are you happy with your score or do you plan to retake it? If you are done with your GMAT, why wait for the R-2, go ahead and begin working on your essays, resume, and recommendation letter etc. to apply in R-1. You ...”
April 30, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Alternate goals in the The Application Process forum
“I ,too, believe that clear vision about your career plan is the key here. Through your ''goals'' essay, you tell a story of your past (your passion,and past experience), your present(your need of an MBA) and future(your goals and objectives), so stating alternate goals may not be a good idea. If ...”
April 30, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Passion versus formal in the The Application Process forum
“Here is what I think about your questions: 1.If the essay question doesn''t specify it, you should give equal footage to personal and professional accomplishments . For example, Harvard requires you to describe ''three most substantial accomplishments'', so this gives you an option of choosing ...”
April 26, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Chances for a Top MBA School in the The Application Process forum
“I agree:) You are good to go.. all you need to do is convince them of your uniqueness through effective and persuasive essays.”
April 24, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Chances for Stanford and NYU Stern in the The Application Process forum
“700+ is a good score . As you are aware,GMAT score is one part of your application package. A good application package consists of a number of factors: GMAT score , GPA, work experience, application essays, resume and recommendation letters.Together, these make your candidature shine. You have ...”
April 24, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Help needed for defining "Goals" in the The Application Process forum
“I absolutely agree with Jon- you need to be specific and realistic about your goals. Your goals should have a logical connection with your past work-experience and your need to do an MBA from your target school. If you find this post helpful,let me know by pushing the ''thanks'' button. You ...”
April 19, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Advice Needed for Fall2013 Admissions in the The Application Process forum
“Your work experience, GMAT score and GPA is good, and your extracurricular and volunteer activities are impressive. I would also suggest that you begin reflecting on volunteering and sports activities for leadership stories for your essays.( MIT, Booth). Look at 2011-12 essay questions of your ...”
April 18, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Motivational letter in the The Application Process forum
“If they have not specified that the motivational letter has to be a professional letter , you also have the option of writing a personal letter wherein you may motivate a friend or a relative in case they have sought your advice or guidance soon issues they are grappling with. A motivational ...”
April 18, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Help! I have an interview next week in the The Application Process forum
“You seem to be prepared for the interview . All you need to do now is ---take a deep breath, be yourself and face the interview confidently....Also, you may want to refer to the following link for some useful interview tips. ...”
February 22, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to need suggestions in the The Application Process forum
“I agree.Go for the numbers given and listen to your heart.If you are specific about your goals and are articulate about what you want to gain from an MBA from ISB, just go ahead with it.”
February 17, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to family illness in the The Application Process forum
“Sure. You can definitely use this life experience for a number of essay topics .There is no harm in specifying the name of the medical condition. In fact, without it ,your story would be incomplete. However, instead of going into details of the medical condition, you should focus on your thought ...”
February 8, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Low GPA optional essay in the The Application Process forum
“Definitely, it''s a good idea to let the Ad Com know what your actual accomplishments were during your undergraduate course .List any awards you received or any theatrical performance that you participated in... NO, it will not sound like you are making any excuses; it will only mean that you are ...”
February 8, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Never Again! :) in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Oops sorry, I actually meant to direct that message to the original poster. Cheers!”
February 8, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to First try: 700 - Q41 V44 in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“This is a really great story, thanks so much for sharing your experience with us!”
February 7, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Beat By The GMAT - 680 (Q48, V35) in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“A 680 is still a great score. Do you plan to re-take?”
February 7, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to newbie here in the Introductions forum
“Welcome to the community! :)”
February 7, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Never Again! :) in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Congratulations on this fantastic GMAT performance, pemdas! And thank you for sharing your story with us.”
February 7, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Need help in the The Application Process forum
“You are very much welcome, sgadipat. Good luck to you!”
February 7, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Applying to only 1 school: doable or just plain stupid? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hi krisya, No pkodi, you are not the odd one here. I hold the same opinion, too. Even though it is generally considered ''safe'' to apply to a bunch of schools, it''s also about your individual choice and passion. If you feel so strongly about one particular school and believe that is the ONLY ...”
February 7, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to family illness in the The Application Process forum
“Sure. You can definitely use this life experience for a number of essay topics .There is no harm in specifying the name of the medical condition. In fact, without it ,your story would be incomplete. However, instead of going into details of the medical condition, you should focus on your thought ...”
February 1, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Need help in the The Application Process forum
“Sri Good , you have started thinking of your application ahead of time. Eight months is pretty reasonable amount of time to work on your application. Here are answers toy your questions. Q.1 :I have 7 yrs of IT experience - worked in India, US and UK.I guess there are a lot of applicants like ...”
January 12, 2012
myEssayReview posted a reply to Need help in the The Application Process forum
“Hello Sri, Good , you have started thinking of your application ahead of time. Eight months is a pretty reasonable amount of time to work on your application. Here are answers to your questions. Q.1 :I have 7 yrs of IT experience - worked in India, US and UK.I guess there are a lot of ...”
January 11, 2012